Joseph Daniel Ledlow
Joseph (also known as Joe, Jody, Big Red, Uncle Joes, and Big Joe) was born September 5, 1979, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He passed away unexpectedly July 8, 2023, at his home in Oklahoma City, OK. A viewing is planned for Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 5 to 8 pm. His funeral will be held Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 10 am at Matthew’s Funeral Home in Edmond, OK.
He is survived by his wife, Gina; his children, Aisling Marie, Victoria Nicole, Christopher Earl, Evan Matthew, and Eliana Abigail Ruth. He is also survived by his mother, Darlene Bogart, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, brothers Chris Enriquez and wife Martha, and Kenneth Enriquez and wife Olivia, brothers in law, Frank Tassone, Anthony Tassone, Alexander Tassone and wife Grace, sister in law Katherine Tassone and fiancé Sean Keith, nieces and nephews, Mars Gibson, Alexander Enriquez, Fabrizio Diaz, Corina Driscoll, Aranza Driscoll, Gianna Enriquez, Echo Tassone, Giovanni Tassone, Isabella Tassone, Abbygale McCandless, Josiah Keith, Noah Keith, and Joy Keith. Also survived by aunts, uncles, other family, and many, many friends who loved him, and his dog, Max. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, his father Gary Lee Ledlow, his grandpa, Don Youman, and father-in-law Frank Tassone.
Pallbearers are Christopher and Evan Ledlow, Anthony, Alexander, and Giovanni Tassone, Sean and Josiah Keith, and Steve Ocker. Service officiated by Steve Reid, friend of the family.
Joe grew up in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. He and his brothers caused lots of mayhem, loved to sneak into movies and wrestling events. He once lit a field on fire with a firework, played baseball with a frog, and jumped on dead cows. The boys played hours and hours of video games with illegitimately gotten money at convenience stores. He moved in with his grandpa, Don, who eventually moved him to Edmond, OK, where he met his wife at Crest Foods in Edmond on the first register. Joe and Gina married on November 2, 1999, and were blessed with 5 beautiful and amazing children. He was the hardest working electrician. He loved animals and could never leave a stray animal. Joe saved several people’s lives, both physically and spiritually. He had many movies that he loved to quote from, including his favorites Braveheart and Tombstone. Joe was generous; he would give his last dollar and the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. He always did electrical work for free for little old ladies. He had the unofficial record for quickest wit, he was so incredibly funny, and he made it his personal mission to make everyone laugh. He was also stubborn and knew he was right about everything. Joe never backed down from anything. He was the best husband, father, uncle, brother, son, and protector of the innocent that has ever lived. No one will ever match his greatness.
“If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end, and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for who you have hoped and feared, and without whose company seems empty and meaningless. If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won’t understand what Bastian did next.” The Neverending Story (another of his favorite movies).