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.