Joseph Phillip

Joseph Phillip

Phillip Wayne Joseph, 84, of Louisiana, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Parkside Manor in Bowling Green. 

Graveside services were held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green City Cemetery. Visitation was on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Joseph was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Bowling Green, Mo., to Salem and Josephine Joseph. On Dec. 8, 1956, he married Mary Jane Burnett at the Elmwood Presbyterian Church. She died earlier, in August 2013.

Joseph worked at the Imperial Gas Station in Bowling Green and the shoe factory in Vandalia, then went on to work at Sonoco in Louisiana for more than 30 years, until the plant closed. He enjoyed bowling with his brothers on leagues at both Twin Pike and Vandalia bowling alleys. He also enjoyed going to the boat, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.  Joseph was active at the Tremble House, playing cards and liked going to McDonald’s in Bowling Green to socialize. He enjoyed family vacations, with his favorite being a cruise to Old Mexico with his wife.

Joseph is survived by a son, Larry Wayne Joseph, and a daughter, Lisa Turner, both of Louisiana, Mo. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Heather Tenllado, Joseph Charlton, and Christopher Michael Joseph; several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; sister Martha Joann Rodeffer; nieces: Marie Shaw (Mike), Janice Blankenship, Kim Straube; and nephews: Tom Wilkerson (Margaret) of Oklahoma City, Okla., Michael Burnett, Tim Burnett (Amanda), Rick and Dave Fiedler

Along with his wife and parents, Joseph's nephew, Michael Joseph and seven siblings died earlier.

Donations may be made to The Pike County Hospice.

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