I found this poem by Katherin Pestrikoff that reflects the thoughts of many of us on a very sad day in 1968.
While Joe did not have a twin brother, he did have an older brother- Tommy Nobis.
Joe was from the 1967 recruiting class at UT Austin and if he had survived would have contributed to two national football championships.
He was young and so full of life. The most popular guy in school he was called, Leaving a life unlived and a family in strife, Such a tragedy was bestowed upon us all. How could anyone even fathom the family's pain, The weeping parents, and devastated twin brother. At his memorial, we could all feel his spirit remain, And his existence continues in the eyes of his mother. A life that in so many ways was just beginning, With so many dreams, hopes, and aspirations unnamed. Another game of football he planned on winning, Now he must play on another field, another game.
Joe Nobis younger brother of Tommy Nobis- A very sad day for the 1967 Recruiting class with a bus Ride to his funeral in San Antonio.