Private funeral mass will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend burial but must remain in vehicles and cannot enter cemetery gates at the family’s request. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.
Joe was born Jan. 24, 1949 in Groom to Agnes and Alfred Homer. He graduated from Groom High School and attended Clarendon Junior College. Joe married Barbara Aylward on June 7, 1969 and together they were members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. When Joe was not tending to the farming, he was a very active member of the community. He was a member of the Carson County Junior Livestock Association for over 40 years. He was an active member of the Lions Club for many years and served as the Mayor of Groom for over 20 years. In addition, he actively supported the students of Groom High School, whether it was cooking for the concession stand, driving the kids to their various school functions, or just being there to cheer them on. He also spent many years behind the plate umpiring baseball games and on the court refereeing basketball games. He loved his community and was always willing to help out. He was definitely one of a kind and will be missed dearly.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Al Homer; and brother, James Homer.
Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara Homer; sons, Joseph A. Homer and wife Shari, Daryl R. Homer and wife Chrystal, Robert W. Homer and Stanley J. Homer and wife Betsy; sisters, Rose Mary Eakin, Ruth and husband Don Williams and Rita and husband Mike Lister; brothers, John Homer and wife Doris and Jerry Homer and wife Sally; grandchildren, Zach, Conner, Caden, Nirey, Brooklynn, Jackson, Sarah Grace and Samuel.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to the Groom Ambulance Service.
Online condolences may be shared at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.