Joseph  Chapple

Joseph Edward Chapple

Friday, November 23rd, 1945 - Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Joseph Edward Chapple, 73, of Knightstown, passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Greenfield Healthcare Center.
He was born on November 23, 1945 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Ernest and Dorothy Chapple.
Joseph served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Sharp Shooter Medal. On December 5, 1964, he was married to Patricia Tipton. They enjoyed 21 years together and raised four children before her passing on December 13, 1985. Joseph carried mail for the United States Postal Service and retired after 30 years. He also drove for the Southwest Ambulance Service and volunteered for Carthage and Knightstown fire department. Joseph always enjoyed a fried chicken meal, fishing with his friends and watching golf and the Andy Griffith Show.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 31 years, Brenda (Porter) Chapple; children, Chris (Yvonne) Chapple, Brian Chapple, Melissa Brown, Kelly (John) Jones and Dean (Tanya) Swails; grandchildren, Brett Jones, Patricia Jones, Levi Jones, Alyson (Kyle) Bever, Brittany (fiancé Craig) Brown, Ty Swails, Huntyr Swails, Karah Swails, Christopher Chapple, Casey Chapple and Adam Bradford; great-grandchildren, Hadley Mae Bever, Raylea Richey, Miley, Gavin and Gage Bradford, Jayden and Grayson Chapple and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2 – 5 pm, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 am, Monday, April 8, 2019 at Glen Cove Cemetery with military honors conducted by contingents from the U.S. Army and the American Legion.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Heritage Funeral Care
    34 W. Main Street
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  • Service

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, April 8th, 2019 10:00am
    Glen Cove Cemetery
    S.R. 109
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  • Interment

    Glen Cove Cemetery
    8875 S. State Road 109
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Posted at 11:07pm
sorry to read about joe's passing. i carried mail with joe and his brother in law, jack tipton at the old wanamaker post office. Joe was a great guy, always making people laugh.

Vicki Denney

Posted at 03:24pm
Dear Brenda,
My condolences to you and your family. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow.

I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the services.


Carolyn A Schroeder

Posted at 09:32am
Brenda, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am sorry of Joe's passing and I want you to know that I love you and miss you. God will be with you at this difficult time, as He is with all of us daily. You are a special friend to me and I will call you in a few days. God bless you and Joe's family. Love Carolyn

Jim lindsay

Posted at 03:53pm
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family for the loss of your father.
It has been said that friendship multiplies joys and divides sorrows, please be assured your sorrows are being divided at this time. Karol and I have commitments during your 2-5 calling. Please accept our apology !
With Respect,
Jim and Karol

Gary And Danell Duff

Posted at 09:06am
Our hearts are with you during this time of loss.
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