Joseph Carl Wollam III

Born: 03/21/1936 Passed:

Joseph Carl Wollam III, 85 of Minerva, Ohio passed away August 18th, 2021. He was born in East Liverpool, Ohio.  He was the son of the late Joseph “Carl” and Alice Wollam. Joe grew up working a dairy farm and enjoyed hard work.  He had a great zeal for life that affected all those who knew him.  He had a deep love and affection for animals.  Joe was a baptized member of the Minerva Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  His great love for people was seen in the way he lived his life.  He devoted 57 years to teaching others about the Bible.  He always had a positive attitude, was truly forgiving and never gave up on people.  His exuberant laugh and zest for life will be truly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Carol (Sachs); two children, Joseph “Chip” (Kate) Wollam IV and Wendy (Kurt) Poling; dearly loved grandchildren, Brandon (Traci) Nemenz, Chloe Ott, Brennan (Brooke) Wollam and Natalie Wollam; delighted in nine great-grandchildren, Devyn, Daisi and Dresden Nemenz, Janelle and Matthew Ott, Kiantay and Kyra Dixon, Hadley and Hudson Wollam;  nieces and nephews, Cheryl (Worch), Haydn, Baron and Bernice (Tilton) Decker and Joe Mark and Robbie Carl Prokop; and hundreds of friends and the many lives he touched.

Memorial service will be September 19th at 3pm on Zoom.  The room will be open at 2:30 p.m.  Officiated by Mark Smith.


10 Tributes to Joseph Carl Wollam III

  1. Celeste Fernandez says:

    You can’t just share a memory about Joe because every time spent with Joe he made very special and for the boys and I really really loved hearing all his stories about his horses and when he played his sliding trombone. He said he really enjoyed the ride with Wendy in AZ. The boys and I really enjoyed hearing when he would talk about the resurrection what he would do when he would see his Dad again all the details about it. Best of all I would always look forward to a hug from Joe and I look forward to getting another in paradise just around the corner

  2. Cassady Hemer says:

    I remember meeting joe for the first time at a convention he was such a nice guy looking forward to seeing his smile in a new world

  3. Jennifer Reed says:

    Im so sorry to hear of his death. When I would see him he always had a smile on his face. And what encouraging stories he would share! He truly loved Jehovah. He will be missed.

    • Elaine "Laney" Rankin Nemenz Harris says:

      Joe sang at my wedding 48 years ago, The Prayer of God’s Servant. He and Carol have been loving and supportive friends for nearly 50 years.
      I was Joe’s piano accompanist when he sang and played trombone to the song ,”I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” for Tim Denny’s and LaVerna Dowd’s wedding reception in 1975 as they continued in Bethel Service … on into special pioneering to this day. We all have memories of such good times. Plenty of laughter, Joe’s exuberant tone and Carol’s supportive chuckles.
      My favorite memory of the kids was one day bringing Wendy home from after-school public ministry to see Chip on Joe’s lap in the recliner while Joe read him a Bible story.

  4. Daniel and Christine Wenger says:

    Joe had such a love for Jehovah that being around him you could feel it. He made an impression on so many lives and we are blessed to know him.

  5. Kathy and Wayne Wilbur Jackson Ohio congregation! says:

    Joe came to our congregation a very long time ago! He was so very full of life and smiled so much! Him and Carol meant a lot to my family! I was pregnant for my last son in 1972, Carol surprised me with a wonderful baby shower! Her and Barbara Lindsay and Roger meant so very much to us back in the 70’s! I am so hoping I will be there when Joe is resurrected! He always had a wonderful smile on his face!

  6. Maria Hoafat Twin Rivers congregation Gallipolis, Ohio says:

    Carol, Wendy and Chip, Joe was a wonderful Brother. He always visit our house on his way to some of his business calls. A GREAT source of encouragement to my teenage children. We will miss him very much. But I know we will see him again, really soon. I pray that Jehovah give you strength and comfort.
    We love you very much.
    Maria Hoafat

  7. Daniels Family - Canton says:

    We were very sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was always such a nice and sweet man! Ready with a hug and some encouraging words. He always had interesting stories to tell. Your family will be in our prayers.

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