The article below is posted with permission from Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Local 706.

Joe passed away unexpectedly at home on May 26. He was surrounded by his family (his fiancée, Sheri and three of her children, Holton, Trey and Sierra) whom he loved and they loved him equally and unconditionally in return.

Joe had always been in great physical shape, being an active snow skier, scuba diver, bicyclist, having held several black belts and competing in martial arts. He was an Andalusian horse owner, loved to travel and was an avid writer of military and adventure stories, and authored U. S. Archives: Vol 1, The Run for the Crystal Palace.

He was a professional make-up artist in the TV and movie industry for the past 40 years, having been Department Head for several long-running shows, starting with Dallas back in the early 80s and had just retired from NCIS on May 3, after 15 seasons as their Department Head of Make-up and Special Effects, working alongside long-time friend and colleague, Carla Dean, Hair Deptartment Head.

In recent years Joe developed some heart problems. After going through several surgeries and procedures and having an amazing team of UCLA cardiologists on his side, we thought we finally had a handle on the heart issues and had them under control. His passing came as a shock to his doctors, as well as the rest of us. Joe was 60 years old.

Joe is survived by his fiancée, Sheri Dickerson, her children, Holton, Trey, Sierra and Blaine and by Chuck House, his “Brother,” his lifelong, closest friend.

Please join us on
Saturday, July 21st at 6:30pm. 
in a
Celebration of Life
Drinks and light appetizers will be served.
Attire: Casual
(Space is limited, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience)
Location: Shade Hotel,
Redondo Beach, CA.
655 N. Harbor Dr., 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Click HERE to RSVP