Joe Jeter was born on January 22, 1930 in Cooper, Texas. Like his brother, Don, Joe grew up farming and also working behind the soda fountain at his Uncle Greaver’s drug store, and also at Hooten’s and City Drugs.
He graduated from Cooper High School in 1946 and then attended ETSU (Texas A&M at Commerce). While there, Joe worked with D. Todd as a telegraph operator at the train depot in Commerce. Later he worked in the Houston area as a telegrapher.
Joe and Mary Lou (from Tira, Texas) on December 10, 1949.
After graduating with a degree in chemistry, they moved to the Temple area where Joe worked as a chemist. After retiring, Joe acted occasionally in bit parts on Walker, Texas Ranger.
They had two children, Randall Leslie, born on May 7, 1956 in Houston, Texas and Jill, born on August 15, 1959 in Dallas, Texas.
Randy has one daughter, Alyssa Morgan Jeter, born on February 3, 2000 in Dallas, Texas.
Jill has two children, Travis Joseph Houston, born on July 16, 1982 in Temple, Texas and Chelsea Lou Jeter, born on June 14, 1994 in Temple, Texas.