Joseph Otto Sweebe, 83 of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at his home. He was a native of Averill, Michigan and was a retired MSG with the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He earned two purple hearts and a bronze star. He liked to fish and was known as the pen man for passing pens out to people around town. He was preceded in death by his first wife; Peggy Sweebe, his parents, Elmer Carlton and Thelma Ernesteen Sweebe, a son, Dee Sweebe; his siblings, Betty Snyder, Nancy Botsford, Judy Ahern and Jack Sweebe and a granddaughter, Talina. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gail Sweebe; two sons, Rick (Tina) Jones of Coppers Cove, TX and Mike Jones of Elizabethtown; one daughter, Sheri (Dale) Kersey of White Mills; two brothers, Michael Sweebe and Ted (Irma) Sweebe; two sisters, Barbara Rider and Pat (Ron) Pettipas; ten grandchildren, Kelly, Ben (Melissa), Tabitha, Forrest, Garnet (Dominick), Shari, Richard, Crystal, Tara and Robyn and eight great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Aniyah, Alex, Emmery, Mickie, Jason, Nathaniel, Remile and Deklyn. A Memorial Service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to the Kentucky Animal Rescue. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.
Friday, November 6, 2015 starting at 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home