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Collierville Funeral Home

534 West Poplar, Collierville, TN

OBITUARY

Maj. Trevor Philip Joseph

May 7, 1986September 26, 2019
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Major Trevor Philip Joseph, 33, of Collierville, TN, passed away heroically while serving his country on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Fort Polk, LA. He was born on May 7, 1986 in Orlando, FL to his parents, Peter and Nancy Joseph. In 2003, he met the love of his life, Erin Joseph, and so began the sweetest, truest love story ever told. They married on June 1, 2008 and recently celebrated their 11th year wedding anniversary.

Major Joseph was a 2004 graduate of Houston High School, in Collierville, TN, and excelled there in both his academics as well as on the soccer field. He was a loyal Tennessee Vols fan and attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville until 2008, when he was commissioned as a medical services officer in the US Army. Soon after, he began his extraordinary career as a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot.

Major Joseph was the Commander of “Cajun Dustoff” MEDEVAC unit in Fort Polk, LA at the time of his death. He was an exceptional leader and courageous aviator who was always proud to go above and beyond for his soldiers and never hesitated at any mission, no matter the risk. Over his 11 year career, Major Joseph deployed twice to Afghanistan (2010 and 2017) and was awarded multiple honors including: the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor and Combat, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge and the Senior Aviator Badge. He was also one of four soldiers who were awarded “Rescue Of the Year” for their bravery and courage shown during a difficult MEDEVAC mission while in Afghanistan in 2016.

Major Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Erin Joseph; devoted parents, Peter and Nancy Joseph; a brother, Peter Chadwick (Shannon) Joseph, Jr.; parents-in-law, Tom and Karen Tutt; brothers-in-law, Taylor (Elaina) Tutt and Trevor Tutt; and sisters-in-law, Jackie Tutt, Jessie (Kelly) Edwards, and Allison Tutt. He also leaves behind many adoring nephews and nieces; Philip and Nathanael Joseph, and Audrey, Emmett, and Evelyn Edwards; as well as several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition, his two “furry” children, Charlie and Layla.

The family of our fallen hero invites all family, friends and the public, who wish to pay their respects, to Major Joseph’s final arrangements as follows:

VISITATION: Monday, October 7, 2019 11:00am- 4:00pm Harvest Church 3645 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138

MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:00am Harvest Church 3645 Forest Hill Irene Rd Germantown, TN 38138

INTERMENT: Immediately following memorial service West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd Memphis, TN 38125

In lieu of flowers, please pay forward one act of kindness in honor of Trevor, or please consider making a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Erin Joseph, wife
  • Peter Joseph, father
  • Nancy Joseph, mother
  • Peter Chadwick (Shannon) Joseph, Jr., brother
  • Tom Tutt, father-in-law
  • Karen Tutt, mother-in-law
  • Taylor (Elaina) Tutt, brother-in-law
  • Trevor Tutt, brother-in-law
  • Jackie Tutt, sister-in-law
  • Jessie (Kelly) Edwards, sister-in-law
  • Allison Tutt, sister-in-law
  • Philip and Nathanael Joseph, and Audrey, Emmett, and Evelyn Edward, adoring nephews and nieces
  • Charlie and Layla, “furry” children
  • He also leaves behind several loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or by paying forward one act of kindness in his honor

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Memories

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Lou Ann Heninger

October 14, 2019

To the Joseph Family:

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. We are a military family, and our son is stationed at Fort Polk.

Prayers to you as you move forward.

The Heninger/Hackett Family

Adam Teg

October 9, 2019

Sorry for the loss of Trevor Joseph. He is greatly missed by everyone who had the chance to meet him. Trevor had done so many amazing things while serving in the US Army from the stories I have heard. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to know him from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The funeral service was wonderful and Trevor would be very proud for what his family and friends did to honor him in his unexpectedly short but incredible life he lived.

David Gool

October 9, 2019

Thank you for your service and paying the ultimate price. May god bless the Joseph family.

RIP MAJ Joseph

Douglass Kemp

October 8, 2019

R.I.P. buddy. EVERY death is disheartening but it's usually because we're giving everything. Literally.
My family's condolences to you and yours. Contact your local VA if you haven't already. They aren't just for physical wounds, and they aren't JUST for the veterans. Military, former military and military families have to stick together when they can. ♥️

Betty Carter

October 8, 2019

My heart is so full and heavy for you.
Although we do believe that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life and we do not grieve as those without hope, grief hurts.
And I pray that you will find comfort and peace and rest in the days ahead.
It looks like Trevor loved and lived well.
What a tribute!

Kevin and Monica Mills

October 7, 2019

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Both families are and will continue to be in our prayers. We are next door if we can help in any way.
Kevin and Monica

Debbie Mills

October 7, 2019

Dear Joseph and Tutt families.
I am so sorry for Trevor passing from this world. I didn’t know him but I know Peter and Shannon and the boys as well as Nancy and Peter. And Trevor reads like a great man. Thank you for your service to our country.
My heart is with you all and I will be praying for you and shedding tears with you. Peter (Shannon/boys)and I go to Living Hope Church together. We play in the worship band. I loved reading the memories posted last year when my mother passed away. So: God bless you and comfort you all and take time to grieve. God bless America!

Jennifer Hickman

October 7, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. Prayers to lift you in these sad times. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife while boarding their dogs Charlie and Layla. Although our meetings were short, he and his wife Erin always left an impression of kindness. RIP dear Soldier and thank you for your service. Jennifer- Rainbow Paws Boarding Kennels, Leesville, La.

Dan Gower

October 5, 2019

It is never easy to find words when a member of the DUSTOFF Family dies during service to this great nation. It's particularly hard when that occurs during the conduct of a life-saving mission. The DUSTOFF Family extends its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and Cajun DUSTOFF. Until Valhalla, brother. Rest Easy Warrior - your work is done! We salute you for your selfless service, dedication, love of the mission and the spirit with which you served, loved, and led. DUSTOFF Proud!

WILLIAM F MOORE JR USA RETIRED

October 2, 2019

i am sorry for your loss of MAJ Joseph. The "dust off" guys are a special breed of troops. When you hear the chopter coming you know you are in good hands. I have called them many times and they are always on the way ASAP to pick up a "whiskey" sometimes even a "kilo"
thank you for your sevice airborne.

William F. Moore, Jr CPT US Army retired
25th Infantry Division

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Biography

Major Trevor Philip Joseph, 33, of Collierville, TN, passed away heroically while serving his country on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Fort Polk, LA. He was born on May 7, 1986 in Orlando, FL to his parents, Peter and Nancy Joseph. In 2003, he met the love of his life, Erin Joseph, and so began the sweetest, truest love story ever told. They married on June 1, 2008 and recently celebrated their 11th year wedding anniversary.

Major Joseph was a 2004 graduate of Houston High School, in Collierville, TN, and excelled there in both his academics as well as on the soccer field. He was a loyal Tennessee Vols fan and attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville until 2008, when he was commissioned as a medical services officer in the US Army. Soon after, he began his extraordinary career as a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot.

Major Joseph was the Commander of “Cajun Dustoff” MEDEVAC unit in Fort Polk, LA at the time of his death. He was an exceptional leader and courageous aviator who was always proud to go above and beyond for his soldiers and never hesitated at any mission, no matter the risk. Over his 11 year career, Major Joseph deployed twice to Afghanistan (2010 and 2017) and was awarded multiple honors including: the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor and Combat, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge and the Senior Aviator Badge. He was also one of four soldiers who were awarded “Rescue Of the Year” for their bravery and courage shown during a difficult MEDEVAC mission while in Afghanistan in 2016.

Major Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Erin Joseph; devoted parents, Peter and Nancy Joseph; a brother, Peter Chadwick (Shannon) Joseph, Jr.; parents-in-law, Tom and Karen Tutt; brothers-in-law, Taylor (Elaina) Tutt and Trevor Tutt; and sisters-in-law, Jackie Tutt, Jessie (Kelly) Edwards, and Allison Tutt. He also leaves behind many adoring nephews and nieces; Philip and Nathanael Joseph, and Audrey, Emmett, and Evelyn Edwards; as well as several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition, his two “furry” children, Charlie and Layla.

The family of our fallen hero invites all family, friends and the public, who wish to pay their respects, to Major Joseph’s final arrangements as follows:

VISITATION:
Monday, October 7, 2019
11:00am- 4:00pm
Harvest Church
3645 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138

MEMORIAL SERVICE
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
10:00am
Harvest Church
3645 Forest Hill Irene Rd
Germantown, TN 38138

INTERMENT:
Immediately following memorial service
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd
Memphis, TN 38125

In lieu of flowers, please pay forward one act of kindness in honor of Trevor, or please consider making a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.