Joe D. Wunneburger

06/15/1952 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 01/05/2022
Time: 4:00 pm
 – 6:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/06/2022
Time: 1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Southcrest Baptist Church

3801 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79423

3801 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79423


The family of Joe D. Wunneburger will celebrate his life of 69 years at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Southcrest Baptist Church.  His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Texarkana.  We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign his virtual guestbook and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing.  We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

On June 15, 1952, Joe Dale was born to Odis and Anna (Malone) Wunneburger in Lubbock, TX. He married Kay Jones on December 18, 1971, in Lubbock, Texas.   Anyone who knew Joe Dale Wunneburger, knew that he was the most loving husband, dad, and grandpa.  Joe’s final days were spent celebrating Christmas with his family.  Joe’s strong faith, knowledge, and guidance were the foundation of his family.  Joe and Kay celebrated 50 years of marriage and made lots of memories traveling together.  Some of the many places they traveled to were Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, California, Florida, and Tennessee.  His family knows that he is now traveling in heaven looking at the crystal sea and streets of gold.

Joe loved playing his guitar and teaching his young grandkids how to play.  He would make them laugh by singing silly songs including one about a Unicorn.  He loved singing and personalizing songs for each of his girls.  While helping raise his girls, Joe worked and attended Texas Tech University.  Joe graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Finance on May 13, 1989. He was a dedicated Texas Tech Football fan and would walk miles to attend each home game.  Joe was so happy to see the team win the Liberty Bowl Game and finish with a winning record since 2015.  All of Joe’s friends knew that he would never pass up spending time together and enjoying a good meal. Joe’s hobbies included fishing, playing strategy games, and jeeps. One of his favorite things to do was working on and getting new parts to upgrade his jeep.  He also loved taking it off-roading on the trails.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Wunneburger; their children, Tamara (Jeffrey) Foley, Kristina (Randall) Wieland, and Amanda (Chad) Lampecht; grandchildren, Nicolette Foley, Keegan Foley, Shadoe Foley, Kolby Lamprecht, and Kylynn Lamprecht; and siblings, Delbert; Annetia, Wilma, and Roxanne.

He was preceded in death by his father, Odis Wunneburger; mother, Anna Wunneburger; and a sister, Vickie.

Joe loved and will be missed by his Southcrest Baptist Church and University Medical Center families. What a legacy and life. We invite each of you to keep Joe’s memory alive in your hearts.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Southcrest Baptist Scholarship Fund.

Celebration of Life


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