Joe Dean Cline


5-7 p.m.
Friday, March 1
Gerth Funeral Home


10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 2
Downing Christian Church


in care of the
Joe D. Cline Memorial Fund

{Mar. 17, 1956 - Feb. 25, 2019}

Joe Dean Cline, 62, of Downing, MO, died February 25, 2019 at his home.

He was born March 17, 1956, at Graham Hospital in Keokuk, IA to parents Donald and Ida (Klesner) Kuntz. After his father died when Joe was two years old he was adopted by Allison “Doc” Cline. He graduated from Wyaconda C-1 High School in 1974.

In May 1974 he volunteered for the United States Army where he served for three years while assigned to A Company of the 34th Engineering Battalion.

On September 3, 1977 he married Mary Ann Humes of Wyaconda. To this union one son was born, Aaron.

On June 26, 1993, he married Kathy Anderson of Downing, MO. To this union were born three sons: Jacob, Trinity and Tristan, and one daughter: Tasha.

Joe held several jobs at various points in his career. He was a factory worker at Shellar Globe in Keokuk, IA. He worked as a logistics operator for WB Johnston Grain Company of Enid, OK, Knisley Trucking of Wyaconda, Brown’s Trucking of Kahoka, and C&H Livestock of Memphis.

He also managed the Memphis Locker and at the time of his passing he was working as an independent contractor through Landstar Trucking where he specialized in wind Energy Transportation.

Despite his demanding work schedule he always made time for his favorite hobbies of hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. From early on he participated in and was an avid fan of dirt track and stock car racing where he won several races and created stories to tell.

Although he enjoyed playing Pitch at the Cheese Post in Downing while talking shop and enjoying a warm cup of black coffee. His biggest passion was attending benefits and helping people in the local community.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Kuntz: his mother, Ida (Klessner) Cline; sister-in-law, Jodi Cline; nephew Caleb Cline; brother-in-law, Craig McIntosh; and great nephew, Jaxson Cline.

He is survived by his children: son Aaron of Columbus, OH; sons, Jacob, Trinity and Tristan and daughter Tasha Cline of Downing; father, Allison “Doc” Cline of Luray, MO; siblings, Joni Webster, Mindy McIntosh, Donna Schmitz, Anita Osbon, Walter Cline, Virgil Cline, Mary Leverton, Roy Cline, Linda Hoekman, and John Cline; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Downing Christian Church with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery in Kahoka with military rites performed by the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial V.F.W. Post #4958 of Memphis.

Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 1 at the funeral home.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Joe personally but I know the great love you all share.

    Comment by Tami Craig on February 27, 2019 at 8:29 pm
  2. The Hobbs family sends condolences to the entire Cline family.

    Comment by Dan Hobbs on February 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm
  3. I would like to extend my Deepest Sympathy to all of Joe’s Familly.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

    Shelia Kirchner Welker,
    Wyaconda Class of 1974

    Comment by Shelia Welker on February 27, 2019 at 9:15 pm
  4. So sorry for your loss. RIP My Friend

    Comment by Kathy Elder on February 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm
  5. so sorry prayers are with you

    Comment by CRAIG SELF on February 28, 2019 at 9:47 am
  6. To the family we send our deepest condolence. My loving care of God give comfort in your time of grief.
    Patricia Cobb Smith
    The Woodlands, Texas

    Comment by Patricia Cobb Smith on February 28, 2019 at 11:36 am
  7. We were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing, he was a gentleman, funny man and a dedicated customer of ours. We all send our condolences to his family, especially brothers/customers Walter and Virgil. He will be missed by us. RIP Joe we will miss seeing you.

    Comment by Centre State Int'l Trucks West Burlington Ia on February 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm
  8. Our hearts and prayers are extended to the entire family! We hope you find comfort within your family and Community!
    Rich, Sandy Pruett and our family
    Palmyra, MO

    Comment by Sandy Pruett on February 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm
  9. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in the loss of Joe.
    Our hearts go out for you.
    Ron and Karen Kuntz
    Marietta, GA.

    Comment by Ron Kuntz on March 1, 2019 at 7:23 am
  10. Sorry for your loss

    Comment by Alan& Kristina Garrett on March 1, 2019 at 5:22 pm
  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

    Comment by Steve & Kathy Smith on March 1, 2019 at 8:27 pm
  12. Sorry to hear of the loss of a good guy like Joe

    Comment by Tuff and Jody (Dieterich) Woods on March 2, 2019 at 10:11 am
  13. sorry for your loss

    Comment by sonia cook on March 2, 2019 at 11:29 am
  14. So sorry for your loss of your father

    Comment by Dora Fogle on March 3, 2019 at 9:18 am
  15. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a good man and always had a smile on his face. He will truly be missed.

    Comment by Carolyn Spurgeon on March 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm

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