Isaac Joseph (Joe) Satterfield

  • Born: December 26, 1929
  • Died: February 1, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Isaac Joseph (Joe) Satterfield, age 89, died February 1, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Joe was the son of McSwain and Julia Satterfield of Salisbury, North Carolina. He is survived by his twin brother, Jack Satterfield (wife Anne), his wife of 62 years, Nancy Cunningham Satterfield, his children Joe Jr. (wife, Alison), Mary (husband, John), Will, Julia (husband, Bret), and Carol (husband, Gary) and grandchildren, Rebecca Satterfield, Emma Satterfield, John Satterfield-Doerr, William Satterfield, David Satterfield, James Satterfield, Reed Satterfield, William Anglin, and Christopher Anglin. Joe was preceded in death by his brother, James McSwain Satterfield (wife Jackie), and twin infant daughters, Jane and Nan.

Joe grew up in Salisbury, NC, attended Catawba College, received a BS in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1952, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1957.

He worked for Exxon his entire professional career of 32 years: first in Baytown, Texas as a research chemist, then in Houston and Atlanta as an account executive. Joe was also very involved at church, in the lives of his children, and as a Boy Scout leader. He excelled at cooking breakfast every morning, starting the day with good nutrition and good humor.

After his retirement, Joe dedicated his time to researching his family history and writing his memoir, and to his church, garden, family, and border collie, Meg. He and Nancy also traveled extensively throughout the world. His final years were spent with his wife, Nancy, in Westminster Retirement Community in Austin, Texas. Nancy, the love of his life ever since graduate school, remained his true love as long as he lived.

Joe always delighted in life, especially in the people he knew, and his welcoming manner will be remembered by many. Even in his later years, Joe made sure that visitors at his table, at church, and in his home were made welcome and knew everyone else.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Westminster Retirement Community, Harris Bell Hall on February 16 at 2:00 PM with a reception to be held afterwards. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a charity of your choice are encouraged.

Special thanks to Westminster staff and Hospice Austin, as well as Dr. Pellegrini and the Westminster nurse practitioners who took such good care of Joe during his last years of life.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Nancy, I know it has been years since Exxon days, and Big Canoe but I often thought of Joe and you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your children.

Posted by Bonnie Davis - Woodstock, GA - Coworker   March 08, 2019

Joe and Nancy contributed much to our life in the Redeemer Community. Joe's lived a long and very productive life and I pray the celebration of hisk life and work goes extremely well for all his family and friends. Especially Nancy. May the light of Jesus Christ shine over Joe and May his soul Rest In Peace. George and Leslie Mims

Posted by George and Leslie Mims - Houston, TX   February 14, 2019

Joe was an amazing man. When we were at Grace, he always wanted to engage in conversation. Often, he would say, "Now, tell me some more of your story."

Posted by Janice Manley - Harlingen, TX - Friend   February 12, 2019

May God richly bless. Mike Rogers

Posted by Mike Rogers - FL - Acquaintance   February 11, 2019

Dear Nancy and Family,
We are sad to hear of Joe's passing and we are sending you all our love and our prayers are going up. What a great life he had and a wonderful legacy to comfort you.
Linda & Greg Austin

Posted by Linda Austin - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 11, 2019

Nancy, Joe, Mary, Will, Julie and Carol please know that David and I hold you in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve and remember.

Posted by Cherie Binns - Wakefield, RI - Friend   February 11, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May you find comfort from our God of comfort during this difficult time Act 24:15


Posted by A friend   February 08, 2019

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