Wurzelbacher had been living with pancreatic cancer before his death at the age of 49.
Horrible news. My good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, passed away this morning at the age of 49 from pancreatic cancer. He was a good man and an exceptional friend. Please consider helping his widow and young children here https://t.co/oFczc0urX2— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 27, 2023
The plumber and Air Force veteran — most known for questioning Obama’s policies at a 2007 Ohio event — spoke candidly about his faith in God and his relationship with his family in an interview with Faithwire in July. Wurzelbacher pressed Obama to be honest about his plans to raise taxes on some small business owners in the conversation with the eventual president. Many Americans pointed to the working-class family man as representative of those who negatively impacted by Obama’s policies. A GiveSendGo fundraiser set up to assist the Wurzelbacher family with medical expenses during his illness has raised more than $120,000 as of Sunday. Wurzelbacher is survived by his widow and four children, according to Faithwire. “God doesn’t promise us an easy road,” the father said of his life experiences after his cancer diagnosis. “He just promises to be there for us when we go on these roads.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
My best friend @RealJTP (AKA Joe The Plumber) is with the Lord today. Thank you to all of you who helped him and his family. It meant more than you can know. @glennbeck @SaraGonzalesTX @DLoesch @ChrisLoesch @derekahunter @RealDeanCain @StuDoesAmerica @KeithMalinak @TuckerCarlson https://t.co/cdUxJ7ncWW— Dan Silvers (Mr Ags) (@blackswampradio) August 27, 2023