Joe Bill Trivitt, 66, of Springfield, Mo., died April 5, 2003, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Born March 30, 1937, in Salem, he was the son of Robert C. and Agnes Hammond Trivitt.
He served in the U.S. Army and the Marines, and was a self-employed painter. He was of the Church of Christ belief.
Survivors include three brothers -- Leo Trivitt and Junior Trivitt both of Ash Flat, and Eliga Trivitt of Salem; two sisters -- Ann Daniels and Betty McCalister, both of Bellville, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was April 8 in Turkey Pen Cemetery near Highland with Larry Finnley officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Funeral Home of Highland.