Joe Fallin, 11/11/1946 – 4/19/2020

Joseph Charles “Joe” Fallin, age 73, of Tulsa, Oklahoma went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital as a result of sepsis. He was born and raised in Tulsa and was a graduate of the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and earned his law degree at Oklahoma University. 

He practiced law for over 40 years and was a champion for disability rights. In recognition of his work, he was named Advocate of the Year for 2005 by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. He was a member of the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority Board for many years and he was President of the Oklahoma Council of the Blind for several terms. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and an active member of the Unity Sunday School class. He was an avid OU football and basketball fan, as well as a huge fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Allison; his brother, Richard Fallin; niece, Ashley Brady (daughter, Fallin and son, Laker); nephew, Brooks Fallin (wife, Sarah Jane) and Pat Fallin, the mother of Ashley and Brooks. Although he had no children of his own, he loved and was loved by Allison’s daughters and their families, Hillary Torres (husband, Luis and children, Miquela and Micah) and Nancy Koke (husband, Mark and son Jacob). He is predeceased by his father, Richard Fallin, mother, Helene Fallin and step-father Leo Gooch. 

A private burial will be at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, OK. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s name may be made to: Oklahoma Council of the Blind, P.O. Box 1476, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 or Jeri’s House, Inc., P.O. Box 14192, Tulsa, OK 74159.

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