Joseph Martin “Joey” Dallas, 63, of Granite City, passed away at noon on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
He was born Feb. 29, 1952, in East St. Louis, a son of the late William A. and Irene A. (Ignac) Dallas Sr. He married Roberta R. “Bobbie” (Pearce) Dallas on July 29, 1978 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and she survives. Joey worked at Granite City Steel with 44 years of dedicated service as a steelworker. He was a member of St. Mary & St. Mark Parish in Madison. He had a love for red cars and was a Corvette enthusiast. He enjoyed his many hunting trips and trips to the beach at Panama City, Fla. He loved animals and cherished his many dogs through the years. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Megan Dallas and Margaret “Maggie” Dallas of Granite City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Judy Dallas of Granite City and Thomas and Jessica Dallas of Pocahontas; niece and nephew, Olivia Dallas and Thomas “JJ” Dallas; brother-in-law, Bill Pearce of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A funeral Mass will be held at at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary & St. Mark Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.