Joseph “JoJo” Filloon, 54, of Oxford, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
A gathering for family and friends was held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Oxford American Legion to remember, share and support Joe’s memory. Burial will be held at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established toward the Oxford American Legion in Joe’s memory. To share a thought, memory or condolence please go to the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Joseph William Filloon was born Feb. 25, 1963, in Spencer, the son of Bill and Kathleen “Kay” (Ford) Filloon. He left Spencer and ended up in the Iowa City area during the mid-1980s. Here he worked for a number of years at the Hawkeye Truck Stop in Coralville. Since then he has done various jobs in the area, eventually moving to Oxford where he has enjoyed small town living. Joe was an Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed gardening, watching and feeding the birds, and spending time with his friends and family and most of all time with his dog, Bones.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents.
His family includes six sisters: Anne Johnson (Jan) of Walford, Jane Stanton of St. Charles, Illinois, Carol Wilkens (Roger) of Fulton, Illinois, Lynn Erwin (Todd) of Morton, Illinois, Lori Streb (Mike) of Iowa City, and Amy Smith (Brad) of Spencer; many nieces and nephews and of course Joe’s best friend, his dog, Bones.