Joseph Oliver Banta, 91, of Lampasas died June 24, 2019 at Lampasas Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Funeral service will be June 29 at 2 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel, with visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Townsend Cemetery.

Joe was born Jan. 1, 1928 in Goose Creek, Texas to Joseph Oscar Banta and Willie Edna (Shelton) Banta. He was a young boy when his father died, and the family moved to Lampasas. He attended local schools for several years and graduated from Goose Creek High School.

He later graduated from The University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree and began working for IBM in Austin. Joe retired as an accountant with them after many years.

Joe was a member of the Christadelphian Ecclesia Austin and Leander.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Banta; daughter, Linda Banta Putnick of Michigan; brothers, Erby Hugh Wolfe Jr. and James Carl Wolfe; sisters Jaxene Burkett and Seba Faye Farley; grandchildren Sharon, Bethany, Stephen, Marissa, Amanda, Andrea and Luke; and seven great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Lorna Banta, and by a son, John Thomas Banta.

Donations may be sent to Christadelphian Ecclesia, 600 Leander Dr., Leander, TX 78641.