Joe Lewis Montgomery

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Joe Montgomery Sr, who was the World’s Greatest dad took his final breath surrounded by his children on September 5, 2022, at 9:50 a.m.

Visitation:  6pm to 8pm Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco, Tx

Funeral Service:  10am Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco, Tx.  Click here to View the Live Stream of the Service

Interment:  Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Tx

Joe Montgomery Sr was born in Bosqueville, Texas on July 20,1937 to the parentage of H.L and Josephine Montgomery who preceded him in death. Joe married the love of his life, Nolan Marie Montgomery whom unto this union six children were born of which his wife (Nolan Marie) and 2 children (Elvis Sr. and Joe Jr.) joined him on the heavenly Gospel Train.

Joe loved the construction business where he worked with Downing Brothers and then Young Brothers Construction until he retired at the age of 66.

Joe loved spending his Sunday’s broadcasting on the radio station K.R.Z.I. 1580/1660 a.m. known as the “Gospel Train” for nearly 60 years, where he impacted the community and people all over the world in a powerful way. He was a devoted servant of God and hearing his powerful, smooth voice every Sunday morning will be greatly missed.

He leaves, to cherish his memory: four loving children, Sherry Montgomery Carauthers, Lola Montgomery, Bridget Montgomery (all of Waco Texas) and Roderick Montgomery of Dallas Texas. Four siblings, Wardell Montgomery (Kelly) of Sacramento California, Shirley Malone (Thomas), Donald Fred Montgomery of Waco Texas, and Beverly Cobb (Carey) of Dallas Texas.

18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, cousins, nephews.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Curry haliburton

    Condolences to the Montgomery family

  2. Nimmie (Johnson)Bryant

    Sherry,Lola and families I am so sorry for your loss your dad was a wonderful man.all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.God bless you all.


    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this time in need. My deepest condolences are with you Tre.


    My prayers for the family

  5. My heart goes out to the family.My wife made it a point to tune in on Sunday mornings to hear the radio program.His voice and wisdom will be truly missed.

  6. Clarence & Eva Walker

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. I miss his voice on the radio. “Well done they good and faithful servant”
    Clarence and Eva Walker

  7. Barbara Vaughn Richardson

    My sincere condolences for the entire MONTGOMERY FAMILY, friends. Our prayers are with all of you. What a great Man of GOD!

  8. Min Karen D Hackworth Height

    Sending Condolences and praying for The Montgomery Family

  9. Rev. Allen A. Kuykendall

    To the family of Joe Montgomery, you have our deepest sympathy in the passing of your dad.
    We pray for your strength and comfort in the
    Lord. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!!!
    Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

  10. Many prayers and condolences to the Mongomery family, I had missed hearing Joe for several Sundays.
    He was my usual Sunday morning cup of coffee. My mother whom has long been gone on to be with the Lord
    would always listen to his broadcast, she passed in 1995. “I can just imagine that ole Joe is walking around up
    there in Heaven”spreading the gospel….. Blessings to all

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