Joe Sherwood Kortis died Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the age of 78. He was born in Dime Box, Texas to Joseph and Alene (Blaha) Kortis February 3, 1941.
He is preceded in death by his parents, double first cousin Edward Blaha, uncle Ed Blaha Sr. and aunt Lydia Blaha.
Joe is survived by his wife Linda Kortis, son Joe Lendsy Kortis, daughter Mary Brzezowski and husband Bryan, cousins Nell Blaha, Rodney Blaha, and Wade Blaha. He is also survived by his grandchildren Anthony Brzezowski, Molly Brzezowski, Bryan Scott Kortis, Destiny Nicole Kortis, Lendsy Paige Kortis, Joe Lewis Kortis, Haley Ann Kortis and great-grandchildren Emery, Carson, Kaiya and Lena.
Pallbearers were Wade Blaha, Clifton Schmidt, Rusty Bookout, Andrew Quintanilla, Danny Guerra and Cornelius Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers were Rodney Blaha and James Kinsey
Visitation was Tuesday, December 17, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, at the Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden.