Joseph R. Moya
May 24, 1932 – Jan 27, 2018
Joe was born on May 24, 1932 in Coffeyville, Kansas, and angels escorted him to heaven on January 27, 2018. Joe was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Moya. He grew up in Coffeyville, KS and graduated from Field Kindley High School. He entered the Army and served during the Korean War and then, in 1958, graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business. Joe was employed with Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals for 25 years. He and his wife, Sharon, were members of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He was involved in Golden K Kiwanis Club, a volunteer through Kiwanis for the College World Series and for the Conestoga School, and has remained an avid Jayhawk fan.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Moya; brothers, Charles Moya (Evelyn) and Jess (Joanne) Moya, sister Isabelle Miranda and sister-in-law Aurora Moya; sons, Craig Moya (Lisa) and Steve Moya (Diane); daughters, Laura Moya, Trena (Don) Moya, and Melissa Moya; stepchildren: Mark Kelly (Deb), David Kelly (Taina), and Nancy MacDonald (Bob); grandchildren: Ashley Stinebaugh, Austin MacDonald, Brittany Kelly, Dillon Grover, Jaime Burley, Jake Tomich, Jesse Moya, Nick Tomich, Sean Kelly, Taylor Kelly and Zach Moya; great-grandchildren: Jadyn Moya, Xander Moya, Maddax Moya, Will Burley, Ellie Burley, and Luke Burley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah and Joseph Moya; brother, Robert Moya; sisters, Trena Lemos and Angie Tipton; grandson, Adam Moya.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, Feb. 10th at 11am at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 925 S. 84th St. Interment at a later date at Omaha National Cemetery in Springfield, NE. Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church or Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. “Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”