Joe Tex was indeed The Man

by | Mar 10, 2019 | Striped Bass Fishing

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Joseph W. Tiexiera has passed.

It’s a two sided function of my age: people I know are passing away with an uncomfortable regularity that is only partially balanced by a rekindling of the memories I have from being with them. This past week, Joe Tex departed peacefully at age 84 after a life well lived for sure. 

We met Joe a few years ago, on a sweet July morning when even though I arrived early and packed everything needed for a few hours of striper fishing, Joe started our first meeting with a long swipe of elevator eyes over me and my gear. I knew I was out-gunned and while that made me a little apprehensive at first, inside I was smiling. 

Joe was a man of many talents and fishing certainly was one of them.

If you have a few minutes, please give this Fish Wrap story about Joe from a few years ago a read. I barely scratched the surface of this man’s life.

It’s just one day, but it was pure magic.

Thank you Joe. 

joe tex with nice bass tcorayer

Here’s a link to his obituary. http://www.thequinnfuneralhome.com/obituary/Joseph-W.-Tiexiera/Jamestown-RI/1837341

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About The Author

Todd Corayer is a lifelong fisherman and occasional hunter whose writing relies on poor penmanship, sarcasm and other people’s honest fish stories while seeing words as puzzle pieces that occasionally all fit together perfectly.

His work has appeared in The Double Gun Journal, On The Water MagazineThe Fisherman, The Bay Magazine,  So Rhode IslandSporting ClassicsCoastal AnglerNY Lifestyles, The Island Crier, and very often in the wonderful RISAA Newsletter.

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