Joan Starkes


Joan Starkes of Granbury, 67, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Granbury. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Wiley Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorials: Diabetes Association.

Joan was born Oct. 8, 1945 in Kaufman to John and Avis Collier Williams. She married Frank Starkes on Nov. 3, 1962 in Lubbock. She was a bookkeeper for Al’s Formal Wear and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She liked thrift store shops and shopping for purses and shoes. She adored her family. She had lived in Granbury since 1987. Joan worked at The Oaks of Granbury for six years. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clois Don Honeycut.

Survivors: Husband of 50 years, Frank Starkes of Granbury; daughters, Tonya and husband, Don Akins of Wichita Falls and Misty Delmere of Granbury; son, James and wife, Samantha of Granbury; grandchildren, Whitney, Morgan and Tylar Starkes, Brandon and Jeffrey Brown, Amanda and Jon Akins, and Matthew Delmere; great- grandchildren, Ashton Brown, Shelby and Dakota Sanderson and Caleb and Corbin Taylor; mother-in-law, Ruth Starkes; a number of cousins and lots of friends.

Wiley Funeral Home made arrangements.