Age 62, of Coal City, formerly Elwood and Joliet, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Joliet Hospice House.
Born April 6, 1960 in Joliet, a son to Edward L. and Theresa M. (Caron) Gleason. On December 11, 1985, Joe married Deborah Moore in Joliet, and together they cherished 36 years. Joe lived many lives in one life time. He started working at the age of 8, making lunch deliveries to neighborhood business, paper delivery, bicycle repair and mowing lawns. By his teens Joe started working with a traveling carnival for the summer. This eventually lead to owning his own concession vehicle, allowing him to travel with carnivals and circuses. In time he joined the Hauk Gas Co. working up to management while continuing many side ventures. Joe loved music, comedy, stage performances and discovering new experiences. He always looked for a good laugh, good food and getting a good bargain.
Survivors include his wife Deborah of Coal City; three brothers: Dave (Dawn), Steven, Wayne Gleason; one sister Susan Gleason; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Brian Gleason and one niece Lisa Marie.
Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held per Joe's wishes.
Preferred memorials in Joe's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Friends and family are encouraged to sign onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, submit photos and share Joe's page via social media.
Cremation rites have been made under the direction and care of Reeve Funeral Home, Ltd., 75 N. Broadway Street, in Coal City. (815-634-2125)