Joe was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Orville and Mary Hamon, he moved to Durango Colorado in 1964 at the age of 21, where he opened Rocky Mountain Glass Company 2 miles north of town on HWY 550, where he operated until December 2000. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the area which is what drew him to Colorado. He later obtained his pilot's license and enjoyed flying his plane out of Val Air Soaring, Animas Air Park and La Plata county Airport. Some of his accomplishments include landing glassblowing contracts for the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York, the Washington Cathedral and the Smithsonian.
He is survived by his three children: Cindy Kearney (Steve), Cheryl Jackson (Keith), Tim Hamon (Sarah), Six grandchildren: Kristi Southerland, Melanie Stanton, Nathan Kearney, Andrew Jackson, Erica Jones and Brandon Hamon, Eleven great grandchildren, and his sister Sue Jones (Donald).
He was preceded in death by His parents Orville and Mary, His grandson Donald, His sister Mary Ruth, and his niece Hope.