Joe Pat McHaney

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August 11, 1933 ~ January 23, 2022

Born in: Huntsville, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Joe Pat McHaney, 88, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022 in Arlington, Tx.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Tx 76013. Funeral Services will be the following day, February 2nd in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis, New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joe’s memory to Mission Arlington (

Joe was born on August 11, 1933 in Huntsville, Tx to Albert Raymond and Velma (Thompson) McHaney.

Joe was very active in sports while attending school at Corpus Christi High School, graduating in 1950. He continued to participate in football while attending college at Hardin Simmons University. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Physical Education from Hardin-Simmons University and a Masters in Secondary Administration and Supervision from the University of North Texas. Joe started his teaching career in 1956 as a teacher, baseball and coach and continued in education until 1965. He then went into the insurance business with Blue Cross / Blue Shield for several years, then returned to education as a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, and served in that capacity for 25 years. Joe Pat’s most famous “gift from God” was his singing voice. He was primarily a Baritone, but had a very wide range. He was part of multiple different choirs and programs throughout his life. He loved to sing Gospel and traditional Hymn music. Some of his favorites were Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, and of course always singing Happy Birthday at every family gathering. Over the years, he lent his voice to many wedding celebrations, and funeral gatherings over the years. He sang to his wife of 65 years, every single morning while they had breakfast. He used his voice to honor God, and will be remembered for this.

An avid supporter of the Bill Glass Prison Ministries (Now called Behind the Walls) for over a decade. He was passionate about witnessing and sharing God’s love with others, especially those facing adversity,

Long time sports fan of: The Dallas Cowboys, The Texas Rangers, and Baylor Collegiate sports. The Cowboys let him down one last time as they knocked themselves out of the playoffs, but next year we hope to see a super bowl win in his memory!

Joe Pat was known for being the life of the party with his cousins, and friends. At all his cousin’s reunions, Hardin-Simmons reunions, and family social gatherings; he was always telling jokes, wild stories, and playing pranks. It brought him great joy to make others laugh.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Velma McHaney, one brother, Sid McHaney, two nieces, Rose Cherry and Ellen Lhota.

Survivors include his wife, Marquita M. Madole McHaney; son, Joe McHaney and wife, Carolyn, daughters, Shanna Jones and husband, James and Tiana Stayton and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Ciara McHaney and Fiance, Raoul, Austin Lester, Cydney Cormier and husband, Kyle, Savannah McHaney, Tristan Lester and Logan Stayton; great-grand daughter, Tait Cormier; one sister, Velda Evans, as well as his many, many loving cousins, nieces and nephews from the McHaney, Evans and Thompson family.

Broadcast Date:

Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Public Viewing: February 1, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: February 2, 2022 2:00 pm

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  1. I feel like Joe Pat and Marquita have been a part of my entire life. He played football with my Dad, worked with my Dad sang in min their wedding our ours. He was a very special man to us. Daddy would have been happy to see his friend last week.
    Love you guys, Terry Thomas

  2. CandleImageI did not know Joe Pat well but I saw the quality of man he was through his family. It was clear that he valued family life! I know his passing will leave a big hole in family gatherings. Marquita, you are in Aaron’s and my prayers.

  3. CandleImageCondolences Shanna and family. It sounds like he lived life to the fullest. Thinking of you at this time.

  4. Marquita, Joe, Shanon, Tiana – and all the grandkids and great-grandkids,

    Dear Family,

    It was with great sadness that I learned of Joe Pat’s passing a week ago. Being in the Arlington house whenever we traveled back from abroad was always such a joyful occasion – with the games, jokes, and hilarity. I am sorry to be abroad once again on the date of this memorial service, but Leslie and I will endeavour to be up in the area and see as many of you as possible in the early days of March.

    Until then be assured of all our love and prayers,

    “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.” Psalm 103:13

    Scot McHaney (nephew).

  5. Joe Pat was one of the 21 Thompson cousins – and he kept us laughing and singing whenever he was around! I will miss getting his e-mails that we shared over the years! With only five of the Thompson cousins living I know that Heaven will be welcoming Joe Pat with open arms along with fifteen cousins, waiting to sing “How Great Thou Art” with him!
    Heavenly hugs coming your way! Shirley Beth & Oscar

  6. So sorry that the weather and my health prevent me from being with you today. Sending my love and praying for ‘God’s peace that passes all understanding’ for you all.


  7. Honestly the greatest man, God fearing man, loving man. That has ever entered my life.
    Continue living that wonderful life you had here as it is heaven

  8. Joe Pat and I were great and long time friends, we met in the sixth grade at Sam Houston Elementary School in Corpus Christi Texas. We lived one block apart. His dad and whole family were devoted Christians and a great image for me. Joe Pat and I attended school together until graduation in high school. We played in the church and industrial softball leagues for four summers. On the Pontiac Refinery team we won the city championship. Joe Pat was a fantastic, almost impossible to hit, pitcher and I was his catcher. We attended the first Baptist Church together and he was influential in me accepting Christ. And that means soon I will get to walk again with him. Thank you God for putting Joe Pat McHaney in my life.

  9. Joe Pat was one of those rarest of men who consistently walked what they talked, who were always more than fair-weather faithful to their principles, and who showed us all what could be done if you had the conviction of your beliefs. He was a solid, steady model for my boys that contributed greatly to the men they have become. Thank you, Joe Pat.

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