Joseph was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Milwaukie with his brother and sisters.
He is preceded in death by his son, Lonnie Teal Esser, and his brother, Mark Paul Esser.
Joseph is survived by his daughter, Michele Esser, and her mother, Ling Fong, Joseph’s mother Dolores Esser and his sisters Sara Payne, Karla Esser, Meena Esser, Ronda Jesse (Terrance), Tanya Botsford (Ken), and Penny Stith (Joey).
Joseph loved to fish and is also survived by his fishing buddy, Wan, his friend Michael and other friends.
Memorial plans are uncertain at this time due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.