Joseph O’Brien Shetler departed this life for his Heavenly home February 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, after an extended illness. Joe was born October 29, 1944, in Johnstown, PA. His parents were Clayton and Grace Shetler of Davidsonville, PA.
Joe attended Johnstown Mennonite School where he graduated in 1963. He was employed by Allegheny Airlines, which later became US Air, beginning October 29, 1966 in Philadelphia, PA., where he lived for 15 years until he was transferred to Nashville, TN. He was employed by US Air for 33 years.
Joe resided in Milton, FL where he and his wife, Brenda Richey Shetler had recently relocated from Old Hickory, TN. Joe and Brenda were married in 1983, where he became her loving husband and father to her 3 children. He has been a wonderful husband, father and Poppy to their 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Joe was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet, TN. In his younger years he enjoyed racing cars on the dirt track in Pennsylvania, which led to his love of Nascar. He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed working in the outdoors.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11 AM in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 10 AM to service time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother & father-in-law, Mike and Helen Richey, brother-in-law, Don Mock, niece, Tracy Mock, and nephew Scott Mock.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Brenda Richey Shetler; children, Michelle Flatt (Fredrick), Michael Johnson (Faith), Melanie Adkins; siblings, Dean Shetler (Barbara), Lois Mock, Linda O’Brien; 7 grandchildren, Bryan Flatt (Brooke), Jordan Flatt, Tamara Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Marissa Johnson, Michaela Adkins and PFC Andrew Adkins; great-grandchildren, Julia and Olivia Flatt; several nieces and nephews, and special lifelong friend Aldon Seese of Davidsonville, PA.
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Dear Brenda and family my prayers are with you for comforting peace that only our Savior can provide Love you , Suzanne and family
Submitted by Suzanne Ferguson Storts on Feb 18 2017 08:47:40 PM
Friends are an indispensable part of our life. They are the ones who share our burdens and multiply our blessings. Joe was a true friend who was always there in our joys and sorrows. He shared his knowledge and love of his family and gardening skills. Our prayers are with him and his family. We will see you again in our eternal garden and house that our Lord has prepared for us. Love and bless you Joe.
Submitted by Bill and Patty Miller on Feb 18 2017 10:03:19 AM
My prayers are with you and family. Just think how happy he is to be with our Father a glorious time for him. But Joe wants you to be happy till he sees you again. He was so kind a sweet man. Cousin Amber love you Bless be the LORD
Submitted by Amberetta Potts on Feb 16 2017 05:01:00 PM
I'm thinking about you hun will miss Joe he was a good man and husband and dad. My prayers are with you. Love Aunt Marjorie
Submitted by Marjorie R. Potts on Feb 16 2017 04:53:35 PM
Dear Shetler family. I am so sorry to have read of the death ofJoseph . Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.
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