Joseph Getling Jr. died Sept. 22, 2007. He was born Nov. 2, 1928 in Temperance, Mich. to Mary and Joseph Getling Sr.
He was a self-taught poet and artist.
He married Margaret Mae (Micki) Easter May 8, 1954 and came to Arizona in 1963.
Mr. Getling worked for Air Research until his retirement in 1987. The Getlings moved to Payson in 1997.
A grandson preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Micki; sister Joyce Ranville; brother Gerald; son, Terry (Darcy) Getling; daughter, Mary Jo (J.R.) Racoma; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson.
Donations may be made in Mr. Getling's memory to RTA Hospice of Payson.