Joe Ross Self, 70, passed from this life early Monday morning, January 22, 2018 in Plainview, Texas. Memorial Services will be held at United Methodist Church in Silverton, Texas, Friday February 23, at 11 o’clock, with Rance Young officiating.
Joe was born to J. Vaughter and Carolyn Schott Self on October 26, 1947 in Lubbock. Joe grew to adulthood and attended school in Silverton, and graduated with the class of 1966.
In the beginning of his career, Joe farmed and ranched the land his pioneer grandparents, William E. and Tina Kitchens Schott homesteaded in Briscoe County. Next, his career took him to Lubbock where Joe spent the remainder of his life in sales. The last 25 years he worked for Hank and Regina Jordan at Panhandle Golf Cars. Throughout his career, Joe developed friendships all over the Panhandle, and South Plains, delivering E-Z-Go golf cars to golf tournaments. Joe enjoyed golf and was a dedicated all-sports enthusiast.
Joe’s paternal grandparents were Ross and Sabra Hamilton Self of Portales, New Mexico. Throughout Joe’s young life, his family spent most holidays with the Self cousins and grandparents. These times together created bonds and memories that have lasted a lifetime.
During his illness, Joe was a patient at Trust Point Rehab, Heritage Oaks, Lubbock Health Care, Santa Fe Place and Interim Hospice both in Lubbock and Plainview. The administration and staff all fell for Joe’s dry-wit and sense of humor. Joe’s friends and family sincerely thank each one who cared for him during this time, including Dr. Smith, Dr. Newman and staff of Joe Arrington Cancer Center.
Preceded in death were his parents, and loving sister, Jane Self Burson. Survivors include many Schott cousins, Gregory cousins, Self cousins, close friends Jay and Patsy Towe, La Quetta Schott, Steve Jarnagin, brother in law Tommy Burson, all of Silverton, “nieces and nephews” Braden Towe and Julie Towe Cole, Donny and Brooke Burson, and a special sister Roy Ann Bomar of Austin.
Many good times were spent with Joe’s closest Lubbock friends, Hank and Regina Jordan, Tim Johnson, Leigh Giddings, Jan and Wayne Bufkin, Dee Dee and Richard McFadden, Jimmy Duncan and faithful co-worker, Thomas Gloria.
In an honorable gesture, Joe gave his body to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine for the advancement of medical science teaching and studies.
Suggested memorials include Silverton Cemetery, Silverton EMS, and Silverton Volunteer Fire Department. Silverton, TX 79257.