Joel Irvin Borrett

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Date: Sat, August 27, 2016
Time: TBA
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza, Waterloo
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Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories


Joel Irvin Borrett

August 14, 1960 - August 23, 2016

Memorial Service:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA 50701

Richard Lynn Miller was born August 14, 1960, in Cresco, Iowa, son of Ray and Shirley Miller.  At the age of 2, he went to live with Ronald and Corinne (Smith) Borrett who adopted him in 1965 and gave him the name Joel Irvin Borrett.  Joel was raised and attended schools in Cedar Rapids.  He and his family were active members of the Gospel Hall.  Joel moved to Waterloo in 1994 and was married to Joan Brockway on May 8, 1999.  He worked trimming and removing trees.  Joel loved the Dallas Cowboys, fishing, softball and golf when his health allowed him to participate.

Joel passed away at the age of 56 years at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.  He was preceded in death by his biological parents; his adoptive parents; brother, Ray McManus; and sister, Bea Miller.  Joel is survived by his wife, Joan Borrett of Waterloo; children: Clayton Brockway and Amanda McLemore of Waterloo; 4 brothers: Nathan Borrett of Marion, Frank Miller, John Miller and Mike Miller all of Waterloo; 4 sisters: Norma Tyler of Waterloo, Candace Eichacker, Bonnie Patrick and Tammy Miller; and his beloved Shih Tzu, Leia.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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