Joseph Edward Whitacre

October 13, 1934 - September 16, 2016 

Joseph Edward Whitacre

October 13, 1934 - September 16, 2016 

Obituary for Joseph Edward Whitacre

SMSGT Joseph E. Whitacre, U.S.A.F.

Joseph Edward Whitacre, a beloved husband and father and Vietnam War Veteran, of Valley Grande, Alabama died in Alexander City, Alabama on September 16, 2016 after a lengthy illness with Parkinson disease.

He retired from U.S.A.F. July 31, 1976 after 23 years of service to his country. He was a postal worker for 17 years until he retired in 1996. He graduated from Pottstown Pennsylvania High School in 1952. In April of 1958, he married his wife of 58 years, Sybil Woolley in Selma, Alabama. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Selma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. Whitacre and Geraldine L. Whitacre of Pottstown.
He is survived by his wife, Sybil Whitacre; daughter, Pam (Larry) Holaday; son, Mike (Roxann) Whitacre; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Kopp officiating and Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. Following the service, we will precess to Pineview Memory Gardens for interment. The family will receive friends at the church for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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