Joe Edward Ficken went to the arms of God on February 18, 2020. He was born September 20, 1970 to Vernon Joe Ficken and Sherry Anne Ficken at the University Hospital in Oklahoman City. His lived his whole life in Edmond, OK.
In elementary school, he got the computer game syndrome and soon he had the whole family infected. That Atari had one heck of a basic software compiler and a lot of neat programs were written on it. He attended public school and graduated from Edmond Memorial Highschool in 1988. Joe attended University of Central Oklahoma graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1993 and a Master of Arts in Psychology in 1998 all while working part time.
Joe was a licensed Psychometrist/Education Diagnostician applying the knowledge and skills he learned at UCO. He became employed at North Care Mental Health and worked up to a shift manager position. The work was exceeding demanding and also rewarding. Joe continued advancement in computer skills at the same time. This led to his interest in e-commerce and helping develop a successful company Allied Marketing, Inc. for computer sales of all sorts of items from business office furniture to home decoration and electric fixtures and lighting.
He met and married Shelly Stevens and together they had a wonderful son Jackson Edward Ficken. While their marriage was not successful, parenting their son was a great blessing for everyone, grandparents included. With the great advancement of online marketing, huge companies pushed the smaller ones out. Providing for his family, Joe began work with Electronic Data Systems working with Hospitals and Clinics in developing computer billing systems. Joe is survived by his son Jackson, his parents, his sister Pati Jo Torbati and husband Hussein Torbati and their children Reza Joseph and Laila Mae of Norman. Joe was committed to his faith in God to the very end of his life and now rests with our almighty God.
Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Monday, February 24, 2020 at South Marshall Cemetery in Marshall, OK with Rev. Josh Attaway officiating.
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