Joe  Servel Jr.

Joseph H. Servel, Jr., of Shelley, passed away Nov. 8, 2021, surrounded by his wife and children, losing a long battle with bladder cancer. Joe was born in Sun Valley, Idaho, on April 1,1953, to Joseph Honoré Servel and Joan Smith Servel. His childhood was filled with moves across the nation with his father's career. He graduated from Loyola Sacred Heart High School in 1971 and furthered his education to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana in 1978. He met his soulmate, Debra Lynn Miller, in the spring of 1978. They married in August 1979. Their union brought four sons; Joe III, Pete, John, and Phillip. Joe began his lifelong career in law enforcement as a deputy with the Missoula County Sheriff's Office in 1979. He went on to further his career in 1986 when he became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Following in his father's footsteps, he served in offices across the United States from Bakersfield, CA, to Quantico, VA, to Anchorage, AK, and finally retiring from the Pocatello, ID, office in 2010. Joe was a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. Throughout his life, Joe dedicated his life to his family's wellbeing and valued relationships with his friends. Having four sons, he enjoyed hunting, boating, surfing, fishing, snowmobiling, dirt biking, shooting, golfing, frisbee golf, and just kicking back with Deb. There was nothing better than a powder day on the slopes in the back country; cruising and surfing on Lake Havasu, listening to Bob Marley; or fishing on the Snake River. Joe lived life large and in charge, loving every minute. He taught is sons and grandchildren well, by instilling his favorite quote "Take care of your gear and your gear will take care of you" in their lives. Joe's favorite times were making lasting memories with his family. Joe is survived by his wife Debra; sons Joe (Carissa), Pete (Nikki), John, and Phillip (Jenaya); grandchildren Kennedy, Bryson, Zander, Zoey, and John Jr.; great-grandchildren Aaliyah and Landyn; sisters Julie (Dennis) Anderson, Lisa (Mike) Campbell, Jan (Larry) Hemmer, and Nancy (Terry) Russell; an abundance of loving nieces and nephews; and a plethora of friends made along his life adventures. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Sr. and Joan Servel and his great grandson, Kobe. The family would like to thank Dr. David Sisul and nurse Jen, Dr. Agarwal and staff of Huntsman Cancer Institute (SLC), Dr. Patel, Troy Hansen and staff of Huntsman Cancer Center(Madison), Dr. Ricky Latham and staff, and Dr. Michael Haderlie and staff. The family would also like to thank Pastor Ty, Pastor Gordon along with the staff of Watersprings for honoring Joe's final wishes. There will be a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Watersprings Church, 4250 South 25th East in Idaho Falls, ID, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Joe's memory, be made to Huntsman Cancer Institute at Condolences may be offered to the family at Joe 4/1/1953 - 11/8/2021Servel Jr.

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