Joel Lee Arthur Wales

A visitation for Joel Wales, 34, Eudora, will be from 9 to 11 am Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A private family burial will follow. Joel died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Lawrence.

He was born June 7, 1983, in Lawrence, the son of Thomas W. and Debbie E. Ulry Wales. He attended Perry schools, and was employed as an HVAC technician by River City Heating and Cooling at the time of his death. In his spare time, Joel enjoyed golf, fishing, bowling, and spending time with his friends and his beloved daughter, Halee.

Survivors include his daughter, Halee; his mother, Debbie Wales and companion Gary Athey; his sister, Jennifer and family; maternal grandparents, C.W. and Jane Ulry; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Wales, and his paternal grandparents, Charles and Rheba Wales.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Debbie Wales, for the benefit of Halee, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Ronald Stalkfleet and Kay Sheaffer...

We are so sorry for your loss, may the healing angels wrap their loving wings around your family.

From Shirley Tarpy...

Debbie I am so sorry to hear the loss of your son, I send prayers to you and all the family. Maybe God Bless you.

From Roger and Gail Ryan...

We wish to share our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son Joel. Our hearts goes out to you, Gary, and family.

From Shelley, Brandon and Brock Lipp...

Debbie,there are not word’s to express my sorrow upon the your loss of Joel! Our lives will never be the same without him in it. He was funny,caring and had the biggest heart in the world! He will forever be missed! Our thoughts and prayer’s go out to you and your family Debbie!

From Shawn & Cami Nairn...

Joel was an amazing guy that everyone just enjoyed being around. His personality was infectious and I always enjoyed hanging out with him. Our thoughts are with the family during this extremely difficult time.

From Cassie Strickland...

I am so sorry for your loss. Joel was an amazing human being❤

From Gail Sherron...

oh Debbie, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family.

From Debbie D’Armond...

Debbie, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Joel. Are thoughts an d prayers are with you. Lee and Debbie D’Armond and family.

From Karen Whipple...

You are in my thoughts and prayers Debbie.

From Ed & Nancy Nichols...

We are heartbroken to learn of Joel’s death. It has been a few years since we have seen him but remember the young boy who was such fun and the teenager who wrestled in our front yard and tried to teach us to play video games at the arcade. He will forever be in our hearts.

From Charlotte Hastings...

I share in your sorrow, my heart is aching for your family, May God speed you to healing at the loss of the one you loved so much !

From Tracey Cook/JD...

I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss of Joel. I have many memories of Joel coming to our house and spending time with JD and our family.. Joel was always very polite and kind to us and had a great sense of humor. He and JD met in the 5th grade when we moved to Perry . They were instant friends. I remember taking him home after football practice at the Middle School. He was so funny ! You and your family are in our prayers

From Marcia Riley...

Steve and I are so sorry about Joel’s death. We have vivid memories of Joel as an elementary student, and we are so sad for you and your family.

From LaVella Longmire...

My heart is heavy. I grew up with Joel in Perry. He was funny and always nice to everyone. I was lucky enough to run into him a few times after High School. He will be missed. To his family I am so sorry that your loved one was taken away from you. I pray for you all.

From Tim and Cathy Wales and family...

We are so sorry and lost for words at the death of Joel. U are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all we can do for you please do not hesitate to ask

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