Joseph was born March 29, 1915 in Victoria, Texas to James R. Sarlls and Bridget (Kavanaugh) Sarlls. He married Clara E. Sarlls on March 6, 1943. He was a retired farmer, rancher and oilfield worker. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include his granddaughters, Linda (Clint) Solomon Tatum and Sharon (James) Solomon Vance of Austin, both of Austin; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters Margaret Vanelli of Wasilla, Alaska and Mary Dorweiller of Kansas City, MO.
Preceded in death by father, James R. Sarlls; mother, Bridget (Kavanaugh) Sarlls; wife, Bridget Sarlls and granddaughter Janice Solomon.
A rosary was recited Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. in Eckols Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating. Burial followed at the Kenedy Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Vance, Clint Tatum, Billy Shortner, Jim Vanelli, Don Schell, Joe Sarlls