Family, friends share memories of Joey Weber


OAKLEY, Kan. (KSNW) — In the aftermath of the tragic shooting that killed Joey Weber, people shared tears and laughter on Sunday, while remembering their loved one.

“Joey did not have a mean bone in his body, and it’s really bad that something like this could happen,” said John, Weber’s father.

Joseph Weber
Joseph Weber

People described Joey as a bright person, saying he had great memory when it came to tractor parts, birds, and highways and roads.

“Joey could always remember his way around, kind of had to tell Nancy where to go a few times I think,” John shared.

Even though he lived in Hays, family members said Weber always helped out his parents in Oakley. They said he was very family-oriented.

“He enjoyed being around family for gatherings and harvest and just whenever he could get together,” said Weber’s aunt.

Weber was also part of a program at New Age, which provides services to adults with disabilities. People from there say they loved getting to know Weber

“Often times I was humbled by the things that he asked my assistance for, to think he actually believed I could help him with some of these things,” said Joey’s caseworker from the organization.

It’s been a rough month for family and friends, but the tribute showed Weber’s parents just how many lives their son touched.

“Joe was the best,” said Joey’s aunt Mary Ann.