Joseph Critz

Joseph Charles Critz

Thursday, April 28th, 1949 - Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Joseph “Joe” Charles Critz went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday January 13th, 2021 at the age of 71.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12 pm at Wade Family Funeral Home with Dr. Carroll Marr officiating. A graveside will follow the service at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery with Reverend Warren Pearson officiating.

Joe was born in North Kingston, Rhode Island on April 28, 1949 to Albert and Helen Critz. Joe served proudly from June 3rd, 1969 to March 3rd, 1973 in the United States Navy. Joe also graduated from University of Texas at Arlington. He worked at the Tarrant County Courthouse for many years where he met and married the love of his life Sharon “Sherry” Wilson. He then worked at CSC/Lockheed Martin until his retirement. Joe was an active member of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He loved being in the choir, was a part of ESL (English as a Second Language, went on many mission trips to various countries, served in the children's ministries and delivered food to others. His church family was a great part of him.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Curtis "Dick" Critz Sr and Helen Critz.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon “Sherry” Critz; son, Roger Critz and partner Brenda Kinzler; grandson, Ryder Critz; brother, Al Critz; sisters, Dale Hamilton and husband Dudley, Laurie Walker and husband Thomas “Tom”; as well as several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, church family and friends.

Please, in lieu of flowers, you may donate to Southcliff Baptist Church or a charity of your choice in his name.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 8th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, February 8th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 12:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Dr. Carroll Marr
    Rev. Warren Pearson
  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 2:00pm
    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, Texas 75211
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Laurie & Tom Walker

Posted at 10:55am
To my brother Joe, I loved you and will miss you so much. Your faith & family were always first. So many wonderful memories. To Roger & Ryder I love you both . Rest In Peace my dear brother

Amanda Walker

Posted at 07:27am
Uncle Joe was such a sweet compassionate man, he loved his family and his savior and most definitely his church he and his wife served in. I will always miss his family get together prayers, things won’t be the same without him, but I know he’s at peace and enjoying his time in Heaven with God and his wife and the rest of his family whose gone to be with the Lord.

Sam Sheldon

Posted at 10:53am
Joe was a faithful friend and joyfully served in various ministries at Southcliff. He and Sherry blessed me in the Worship Ministry and were always available to help in various ways. Joe sang with joy in our Adult choir and served as the "Answer Man" and as a greeter at every rehearsal. His absence has left a void in our ministry, but I rejoice that he and Sherry are in the presence of our Savior, Jesus. He and Sherry will always be missed. SAM S


Posted at 07:35am
Joey and his brother have been friends of mine since 7th grade at Carter Jr High. Joey and Sherry became part of the SHHS reunion crew. Sherry became a part of the team just being 'one of us'. I will miss their loving smiles and generous hearts. May God keep their family and friends close to Himself during this time of loss and grief. Heaven's Gates welcomed these two because of their love for their Savior!!

Kathy Mohn

Posted at 11:05pm
Joe holds a very special place in my heart as he went out of his way to make my autistic son, Caleb, feel loved. I called him Caleb's popcorn buddy. Every year during VBS, Joe and Sherry would serve in the snack area. Caleb and I would serve together in another area, he would be my helper. Joe found out that Caleb loves popcorn, so he always made sure he had extra to give Caleb when our group went to snack time. They always greeted him with a smile and made him feel special. We will miss them both very much. Praying for the family as they go through this difficult time. Kathy Mohn

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