Joseph “Joe” Frank Mains

Joseph “Joe” Frank Mains
Joseph “Joe” Frank Mains

went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2023, at the home he shared with wife, Lorraine, in Amarillo, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 16, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Joe was born to Alva and Virginia Menaugh Mains on September 20, 1933, in Dubois, Idaho. He attended Iona High School in Iona, Idaho before enlisting in the United States Navy at the age of 17.  He served on the aircraft carrier, The Bon Homme Richard, and worked in the electronic counter measures.  He was involved in 6 major battles during the Korean War and served near the North Korean coast.  Joe and all 4 of his brothers served in the military.

Joe worked for the Beneficial Corporation and HSBC for over 20 years

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his four brothers, Lloyd Mains, Blaine Mains, Everett Mains, and Jim Mains; and his daughter, Sherry Ziegler.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine; his children, Gerry Mains and wife Dinah, Bill Mains, Jeanee Marler, Tami Owen and wife Patricia Watts, Chad Bonds and wife Suzanne, and Derrick Bonds and wife Amber; and two sisters Olive Jones and Betty Christensen. Joe is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Reddy and the staff at Texas Oncology and BSA Hospice of the Southwest.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo, Texas.

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3 Replies to “Joseph “Joe” Frank Mains”

  1. When I remember Joe, I always think… “The Great One” and I always smile. He was on Session and on the committee that hired me. I owe him thanks for a job that has taken great care of me over the last dozen years. I saw Joe at the church often, and stories and good-natured teasing would ensue. He once jokingly told me to list him as “The Great One,” and I didn’t let him forget it. haha He really WAS one of the great ones. You and Joe have a place in my heart. I will treasure my memories. Lots of love to you and your family. ~Melisssa

  2. Uncle Joe was always so friendly and caring to my mom Patrica Finch and all 3 of us kids.
    All of our love and hearts go out to the sweetest women ever Lorraine, all the kids & family. .

  3. Joe had a friendly smile that never faded no matter how he felt. My life was blessed because he was part of it and I will always cherish the moments his life crossed mine.

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