Joseph Nixon Fea married Lillie Irene Bailey (b. 23rd March 1897) of Washington County, Missouri on 31st August 1915. They had three sons and a number of grandchildren.
Lilllie died on 22nd April 1950.
Joseph remarried, Hazel Pearl King (b. 1st July 1908, Leadington, Missouri) on 24th March 1955.
He died on 7th June 1980.