BELTON — Services for Joe M. Pirtle, 87, of Belton will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Belton Church of Christ with Dr. Leroy Kemp officiating.

Burial will be in North Belton Cemetery.

Mr. Pirtle died Sunday, May 12, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Salado to Paul and Gertie Nunnallee Pirtle. He graduated from Salado High School and Texas State (Southwest Texas State Teachers College). He married Mary Nell Moore on June 28, 1952, in Belton. He was a principal and superintendent for Belton ISD. He was member of the Belton Lions Club and served as president. He also was a member of Belton Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of Belton; two daughters, Paula Warnke of Bulverde and Jane Dominguez of Belton; two brothers, Jamie Pirtle of Arlington and Bob Pirtle of Houston; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Belton Education Enrichment Foundation (BEEF), 400 North Wall St., Belton, TX 76513; or Belton Church of Christ, 3003 North Main St., Belton, TX 76513.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton.