Joe Donald Havis 1932-2017 Former Deputy Director of the Houston Health and Human Services Department Joe Havis died on April 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Wanda Fanning of Dublin. Joe graduated from the University of Texas and earned an MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. Joe served his country through a 20-year army career as a Field Artillery officer including two tours in Vietnam and earned numerous military honors. He retired from military service in 1979 and began his second public service career was with the city of Houston. Joe is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Jay and Lisa Fury of Bellingham, WA, his daughter Debbie Pitts of Austin, and three grandchildren.