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Joe R. Schoonover

October 14, 1941 - May 2, 2014

U.S. Veteran
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Joe R. Schoonover, 72, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday. He was born in Ottowa, Kansas to Gordon Sr. and Lorain Maine (Jones) Schoonover.

He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged November 13, 1964.

Joe lived in Kansas, Washington, and California. He moved to Sweet Home in 1990.

He retired from Georgia Pacific in Halsey in February 2007.
Joe enjoyed woodworking and horseback riding. He loved to work on the ranch. He like the TV shows Crimestoppers and Game of Throwns. In his younger years, he loved having Tuesday night poker games. He was on various bowling leagues and once bowled a perfect game. He loved country music and dancing the jitterbug with his wife.

He is survived by: his wife, Teresa Schoonover, of Sweet Home; sons Joe R. Schoonover Jr. of Texas and Timothy Schoonover of Palm Springs, California; daughter Shelene Nester of Modesto, California; step-son Terry J. Gowen of Sweet Home; step-daughter Janel Phillips of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by a brother, a sister, and a step-sister.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.