DEXTER -- Everett Russell Joseph, 84, died Aug. 22, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter.
Born Feb. 13, 1922, in Stoddard County, son of the late Edgar and Lula Allstun Joseph, he was a retired farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in World War II and a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter.
On Jan. 26, 1946, at Dexter, he married Lottie Welker.
He was the loving husband of Lottie (Welker) Joseph of the home in Dexter; dear father of Janet (Jim) Pride of Riley, Kan., Linda (Larry) Nichols of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Cheryl (Mike) Lane of St. Louis; grandfather of Robin, Doug (Robin), Eric (Jennifer), Summer, Brad, Crystal (Brian) and Justin; great-
grandfather of Drew, Shelby, Devin and Tiara; and is also survived by sister-
in-laws Sue Mitchell and Kathy Moiser.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Dennis Joseph; one grandson, Brian Joseph; four brothers, Brown, William, Walter and John; and three sisters, Maudie Rowe, Mabel Francis and Lorene Soucie.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until noon with services to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The Revs. Dan Hite and Josh Carpenter will officiate.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.