Funeral services for Joe Randall Tabor, 50, of Blanket, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Brownwood, Texas. Interment will follow in Moro Cemetery.

    Joe passed from this life on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Stephenville, Texas. He was born on Aug. 7, 1960, at Brownwood Memorial Hospital to Waymon Joe and Oneale Tabor. He graduated from Brownwood High School in May, 1978. While in high school he played golf and he and his team went to state his senior year under the leadership of Coach James Scott.

    Following graduation Joe enlisted in the U. S. Army. Following basic training he served in military intelligence as a German Linguist in Germany, studied Mandarin Chinese and was stationed at Fort Mead, Odenton, Maryland at the National Security Agency. While in Germany he met Deeadra Files from Hagerstown, Maryland, who was also serving in the Army. They were married in Blanket, Texas, on Feb. 24, 1989, and had one daughter, Deanna Grace.

    In 1994 Joe went to work for First Data Corporation in Hagerstown, Maryland and for the past four years was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Temple, Texas. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Texas Longhorns.

    Joe is survived by his daughter, Deanna, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; parents, Joe and Oneale Tabor of Blanket; sister, Terrie Lemmons of Brownwood; brother, Tyler Tabor and wife Shawn of Wills Point, Texas; and four nieces and one nephew.

    Memorials may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.