He was born July 14, 1964, in Cape Girardeau to Bob and Joan Proffer Scholz.
Joe was a 1982 graduate of Jackson High School. He formerly worked at Rhodes Travel Center and Manpower in Cape Girardeau and Lee Rowan and Dollar General Store in Jackson. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping and cooking.
Loving survivors include his parents of Jackson; a brother, Randy Scholz of Jackson; two sisters, Kay (Wayne) Wolak of Jackson and Debbie Nieder of Washington, Mo.; a nephew; a niece; two great-nephews; and four great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Rick Proffer; a niece, Jami Wolak; his paternal grandparents, William and Edith Scholz; and his maternal grandparents, Bill and Alma Proffer.
Cremation will be accorded by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. There will be no service.
Memorials to the family are appreciated.
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