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1950 Joe 2023

Joe Tasby

February 3, 1950 — June 25, 2023

Joe Tasby was born to the union of Joe Tasby and Loretta Jackson on February 3, 1950 in Monroe Louisiana. This union also produced Emogene his sister 9 years earlier. He attended school in his formative years in Monroe LA. Primarily at Little Flower and Carroll High School. He loved sports was charming and had a great sense of humor. He then would go on and become a Marine and he would go on to be a great decorated soldier and saved many lives. At the age of 19 his quick thinking and bravery saved many men in his platoon. He participated in many successful combat missions including 310, the Rock Pile, Ashaw Valley, Cam Lo and many more. He was wounded during combat yet still heroically served his country. He was the recipient of 3 Purple Hearts, Vietnam campaign medal, Vietnam service medal, and a combat action ribbon. He helped another Marine Captain receive a medal of honor by capturing a huge weapons cache, and his platoon helped retrieve dozens of injured American soldiers. Sgt Thomas Roulier described Joe Tasby as one of his favorite squad leaders.

After his participation in the Vietnam war, he would land in San Francisco CA in 1970. He then started his career working for the US Post Office and he would work there for the next 6 years. In 1972 he married Patricia Davis in Reno NV and that same year had a son Joe Tasby III. In 1981 they had their daughter Tiffini. In 1980 he relocated to Long Beach CA. where he would begin his career in the world of silk screening. He spent a few years working at American Ventures. He then went on to work for Super Screen. He then went on to work at Ad Art from 1988 – 1997. While there he went on to receive the coveted Golden Squeegee award for the top screen printer. In 1998 he relocated back to San Francisco. He worked for Winter land before electing to work in the community. He then would go on to work at Hunter’s Point Youth Park with the late Julia “Aunt B” Middleton and a couple of other organizations in the Bayview Hunter’s Point neighborhood and he made quite an impact on the youth. After this work he decided to retire. In 2002 he moved to Las Vegas to start his next journey of service. He was Commander of the American Legion, and simultaneously President of the Blinded Veterans Association for many years and received many accolades for his exemplary leadership. He was also a member of the purple heart club, blind lions club, blind veterans of America, and the American legion.

Joe Tasby SR. leaves behind his girlfriend Roxie Williams, 2 sisters Emogene Singleton & Barbara Jackson, son Joe Tasby III, daughter Tiffini Tasby, 3 Grandchildren Jalen Tasby, Jada Tasby, Tatiana Tasby, one great granddaughter Janelle, many cousins, nieces, nephews, in laws, many friends of all walks of life, fellow marines and other service men and women, and finally his trusty companion who was always by his side Cupid.

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