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Joseph Scrofne Sr.
James Crowder Funeral Home

Joseph Scrofne Sr.Joseph Scrofne Sr. passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. He was born on October 26, 1920, in Dickinson, Texas to Michael and Carmella Scrofne. Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes. He served in the Army Air Corp and was stationed in Stuttgart, Arkansas, employment included Southern Select Brewery, Falstaff Brewery Bottler, Stop N Shop Grocery & Jordans Grocery Butcher, served as Deputy Constable under Constable Johnny Sander and Constable Ivy Sander, as an Elected Constable of Pct 3 for 23 years under Judge Gean Leonard, Sr. and Judge Mike Nelson, as a Deputy Constable under Constable Skip Gay, retired from law enforcement after 33 years of service and then worked with Crowder Funeral Home and Hayes Funeral Home. His civic work includes reserve Police Officer and later served as Deputy Chief of the Hitchcock Police Dept. Reserve Division, Knights of Columbus, M J Babin Council, Lifetime member of Galveston County Fair & Rodeo Association, Lions Club, Elks Lodge of La Marque, and J P & Constables Association.

Mr. Scrofne was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Carmella Scrofne; his wife June Rose Scrofne; granddaughter Lorreta Kaye Theiler; brothers Sam Scrofne, Johnny Scrofne; sisters Annie Emmitte and Jenny Campo.

He is survived by his children Joe Scrofne, Jr. and wife Carole of Hitchcock, Rose Marie Theiler and husband George of Hitchcock, Trish Anderson and husband Tommy of Santa Fe, and Barbara Derrick and husband Mark of Santa Fe; grandchildren Anthony Joe Scrofne and wife Tanya of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Michael John Scrofne and wife Sharon of Castle Rock, Colorado, Nicole VanWagner and husband Jon of Santa Fe, Heather Derrick and Dustan Pena of Santa Fe, Chris Anderson and wife Tricia of Santa Fe and Natalie Corgey and husband Luke of Santa Fe; great grandchildren Myles Scrofne, Megan Chance, Sam Scrofne, Alexandria Scrofne, Trevor Chance, Kayla Derrick, Trent Anderson, Bryce VanWagner and Cameron Anderson; sisters Josephine Watts of Galveston, Virginia Greenville of Lufkin; sister-in-laws Katherine Schmidt of League City, Hallie Bennett of Galveston, Dorothy Thigpen of Nederland, Melba Wolf of Groves; brothers-in-law Edwin Hetzel of Port Arthur and Joe Hebert of Buna; godson Tony Emmitte of Dickinson; longtime friend and dance partner, Lottie Lehmann; devoted pet Aggie and numerous family and friends.

His visitation will be on Friday, August 27, 2010, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. with Deacon Alvin Lovelady. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at 12 noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Hitchcock with Father John Kappe officiating and his interment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers are Judge Mike Nelson, County Commissioner Bryan Lamb, Retired Sheriff Gean Leonard, Jr., John Glossop, Ralph White and Steve Horner. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, godson Tony Emmitte, County Judge Jim Yarborough, Constable Scrofnes former deputies, Galveston County Constables and Deputies, Galveston County Sheriff Freddie Poor and the Galveston County Sheriffs Department, Crowder Funeral Home Staff.

Special thanks to The Kelly’s Staff in La Marque, El Sombrero’s Staff in Hitchcock, Sherry’s Staff in Santa Fe, Hitchcock City Hall Girls, Caregivers Sue Sidiropoulos, Jo Warn and Tricia Anderson, Dr. Warren Longmire, Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas.

James Crowder Funeral Home-La Marque




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