Joseph Leroy ‘JoJo’ Phoenix, 48 of Springfield, died in Springfield on Monday, January 3, 2011. He was born on November 4, 1962 in Springfield, IL to Carl and Nora (Lawson) Holzkamper. He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter Amanda and two aunts, Wilma Espy and Doris Ring. A Springfield resident all of his life, Mr. Phoenix was a laborer. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed life.
Surviving are his daughter; Allison Shalane Bunij, two sons; Adam Lee Phoenix and Joseph Leroy Phoenix, Jr., a step-son; Jason Hull, three granddaughters; Amanda and Adrianna Bunij and Alexis Phoenix, and a grandson due in May, mother; Nora Holzkamper, sister; Debbie Phoenix, two brothers; Carl Victor Phoenix and James David Phoenix (spouse; Cindy), sister-in-law; Aby Phoenix, all of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews including, two special nephews, Chuck and Taylor Phoenix.
Visitation: 3-5 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral: 5 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Chaplain Marty Nagle officiating.