CATRON -- Joe Simon Pride Jr., 76, died Jan. 11, 2008, at his home.
Born Jan. 18, 1931, in Arkadelphia, Ark., to the late Joe Simon and Birdie White Pride, he was a veteran of the Korean War. He was currently serving as mayor of Catron and worked for Ashley Farms until his retirement.
Survivors include: his wife, Bernice Pride of the home; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Edna Pride of Sikeston and Joe Pride III and Danny and Rebecca Pride of Cape Girardeau; two daughters and a son-in-law, Doris Pride of Catron and Kim and Dwayne Little of Florissant; two sisters, Clemon Duff of Howardville and Faye Taylor of Lilbourn; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Friday at Richards Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.