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Joseph A. Secrist

Joseph A. Secrist

Dec 12, 1944 - Jan 30, 2014
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Joseph A. Secrist passed away at his home in Thermopolis, WY on January 26, 2014, after fighting a battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Warm Valley Baptist Church in Pavillion. Burial will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Joseph was born December 12, 1944 in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho. He graduated high school and then joined the army branch of the military. Joe served three terms in Viet Nam.

Joe married his first wife, Avis, in 1966 and three children, Monica, Sean, and Matthew, were born to this union. Avis passed away several years later, and Joe Married Janet (Rogers) Rutter November 6, 1996.

Joe and Janet began their lives together as itinerant missionaries all over the United States filling in as temporary pastor, teaching, and working with children before moving back to Pavilion, WY where they ministered to the community in various capacities.

They moved to Thermopolis, WY in the fall of 2011 as a temporary pastor of the Roundtop Baptist Church and were later called to be the permanent pastor.

Joe is survived by his wife, Jan, two children, Monica (Secrist) West and husband James; and son, Sean Secrist; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Avis, and son, Matthew; brothers and sisters.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.