Dr. Eugene Allen "Gene" Joseph

  • Born: February 28, 1935
  • Died: April 11, 2016
  • Location: Searcy, Arkansas

Powell Funeral Home

2602 W. Beebe Capps Expy
Searcy, AR 72143

Tel. (501) 268-7220

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dr. Eugene Allen "Gene" Joseph of Searcy passed away peacefully an April 11, 2016 at home with his wife by his side. He was born February 28, 1935 in Helena, Arkansas to Hassan and Mary Joseph. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Helena. He attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical School in 1961. He practiced family medicine in DeQueen, Arkansas for 12 years before moving to Searcy, Arkansas in 1975 where he started the Joseph Clinic. He retired from the practice of medicine in 2010. He was a member of the AMA and the White County Medical Society. He also served as Chief of Staff at Central Arkansas Hospital, as well as medical director for Leisure Lodge and Byrd Haven. He was involved as a past board member of Searcy Public School System. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and the Pairs and Spares Sunday school class. Gene became an avid golfer, which he enjoyed with his kids and grandkids as well as a very special group of friends. He also enjoyed his time on the lake, whether he was teaching all the kids how to ski with amazing patience or racing to snag that illusive big fish! He always looked forward to the annual fishing trip with his buddies. Gene was a one of a kind physician. Not only was he knowledgeable, but just talking with him made you feel better because he understood his patient. His compassion and caring were beyond compare. It was obvious he loved his profession and people. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary "Snookie" Joseph; sister, Helen Habib of Dunkirk, Maryland; sons, Steve Joseph of Fayetteville, Bill Joseph and wife Dawn of Conway, Tim Joseph of Maumelle; daughter, Terri Langford and husband Tim of Little Rock; ten grandchildren, Nick and Brooks (Michelle) Joseph, Kylie and Courtney Joseph, Aaron, Brian and Caitlynn Langford, Hannah, Logan and Collin Joseph and great-grandson, Westin Joseph. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Louise Joseph, and brother Dr. Raymond Joseph. The family would like to thank Dr. David Jones and Dr. Greg Barden, and the staff of Providence and Providence Companion Care for the loving care he and our mom received during this time. We would like to extend a deep and heartfelt appreciation to Logan Cothern. As it says in Proverbs 27:17,"Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another."

The family has requested that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, Searcy or the American Heart Association.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Powell Funeral Home.
Memorial services will be Friday at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church in Searcy.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers for the families loss. Having known the Joseph family for over 50 years, I have many fond memories. He will be missed.

Posted by John Cox - De Queen, AR - Friend   April 16, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Joseph. I didn't know him personally but knew his son Stephen from having physical therapy. Hope you find comfort in knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many friends.

Posted by Debra Brayton - Searcy, AR - Acquaintance   April 16, 2016

We are sad to hear about Dr. Joseph's death. He was a man who always had a smile on his face and truly loved life. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Our prayers are with the family.

Posted by Barbara and Rodger Duncan - Searcy, AR - Friend   April 15, 2016

My mother Georgia Sweet Lpn and I worked with Dr Joseph for years at CAGH. He was a wonderful physician and teacher to the nurses. I'm sad to hear of his passing.

Posted by La Don a Sweet - Henry - Little rock, AR - Coworker   April 15, 2016

So sorry to hear of your loss. Dr.Joseph was a very special person to the Petet family. I worked for him @ De Queen Clinic. Our youngest son Scott had eye surgery in Dallas and Dr. Joseph flew us to Dallas for one of his eye appointments. Later we bought your home on Stillwell in De Queen. So many fond memories of you and your family.

Love Jerry and Virginia Petet

Posted by Jerry & Virginia Petet - Fayetteville, AR - Friend   April 15, 2016

Dr. Joseph was a great Dr. My mom got the privilege of working across the hall from him at Dr Edwards office and then he was my Dr for awhile after he retired. I remember many times of running down the office hall and going to visit his staff while I was there visiting my mom. Sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Becca Hudson - 72116, AR - Acquaintance   April 15, 2016

Have fond memories of the clinic in DeQueen and visiting my Daddy (J.D. Bartlett) and seeing Dr. Joseph. He was always kind and nice. Had much respect for him. My thoughts and prayers for you all.

Posted by Leslie (Bartlett) Neeland - DeQueen, AR - Acquaintance   April 15, 2016

It is with great sadness that we extend sympathy to the family of Dr. Joseph. He was our angel on earth. Because of his concern for us, a family of two eventually became a family of five - adoption is a wonderful thing! Snookie, you and your family are in our prayers. James and Sandra Morris (Farmer & Sandy)

Posted by Sandra Morris - Harrison, AR - Friend   April 15, 2016

Our family would like to offer condolences to the Joseph family. Dr. Joseph's longtime friendship with our Mother, Lorain Danner, was very dear to her. We all have fond memories of Dr. Joseph and Snooky.

Posted by John Mearl Danner - Collinsville, AL - Friend   April 14, 2016

Snookie, Joyce and I send our condolences to you and your family. We have good memories of both of you in our Class of "61. It has been a good journey. Bill

Posted by Dr. William Hayden - Little Rock, AR - Classmate   April 14, 2016

I have been thinking about you.
You were BLESSED with 60 yrs. of marriage.
MyCondolences , Flo Pullen

Posted by Flo Pullen - Little Rock, AR - Friend   April 14, 2016

So very sorry. Dr Joseph was a great man and physician. I will treasure the memories I have of him from Central Hospital.

Posted by LaDonna Hembree    April 14, 2016

Dr Joseph was our family doctor from the time he started Joseph Clinic. Always caring, kind & the best doctor there was. He was never in a hurry to rush you out & took time to listen. He will be missed. Prayers to the family.

Posted by Mary Mergenschroer - Rose Bud, AR - Friend   April 14, 2016