Joe Edgar


(Feb. 15, 2006)

Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday, Feb. 21) at 11 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church for Joseph (Joe) Owen Edgar, 94, who died Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Powell Valley Care Center surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services on Tuesday. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was born near New Haven, Colo., on June 12, 1911, to Joseph Floyd and Martha Loretta (Curtis) (Edgar) Stingley. He was the eldest of eight children.

He served in the United States Army from 1933-36 at Ft. Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he moved to Powell where he married Doris Eileen Cunningham in 1939. Joe and Doris owned Edgar Motors in Powell for 30 years, and he was a reliable and honest mechanic. Doris did the bookkeeping for their business. Joe and Doris would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary this June.

He was a member of the planning and zoning board in the 1950’s and also a member of the “Powell Walking Blood Bank,” donating blood to those in need of his blood type. When not working, he enjoyed spending time with his family and tending his yard and garden. He loved taking Sunday drives with his family, having picnics and visiting Yellowstone Park or Horseshoe Bend.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Floyd Edgar; his mother and stepfather, Loretta and Andrew Stingley; sisters Barbara Clark and Charlene Brown; brothers Bernard, Charley and Paul Stingley; and grandson Ronald Joe Layne.

He is survived by his beloved wife Doris; children Carol (Wiley) Layne of Lovell and Sue (Paul) Sironen of Cody; granddaughter Stephanie (Dave) Valentine of Cody; brother James Oral (Elizabeth) Stingley of Worland; sister Audrey (Eldon) Willock of Renton, Wash.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.