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Evergreen Funeral Home & Evergreen Cemetery

4623 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY

OBITUARY

Joe Monroe

September 16, 1933July 16, 2019
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Monroe, Joe Eads, 85, passed away July 16, 2019. He was born in Clarkson, Kentucky on September 16, 1933 as the third son of William P. and Bessie E. Monroe.

Joe was retired from the Jefferson County Corrections Department with 23 years of service. Also retired from Teamsters Local 783 as vice-president. Joe was a combat veteran of the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of V.F.W. Post 8639, life member of the U.S.S. Strong Association, Commanders Club of the D.A.V., U.S. Navy Memorial member, N.R.A., Honorary Captain of the Belle of Louisville, Honorary Jefferson County Commissioner, and Kentucky Colonel.

Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Betyjo; infant daughter, Nona Sue; and grandsons, Daniel "Danny Boy" Kinney and Treigh Monroe.

He is survived by sons, Joe E. Monroe Jr. (Barbara) and Ransom P. “Red” Monroe (Shannon); daughters, Deborah Kinney (Danny) and Diane Connelly (Mark); 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10 am at Evergreen Funeral Home Dignity Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 pm-8 pm at the funeral home.

Dad has requested no flowers with his passing. If you wish to honor his memory, please consider a donation in his name to the American Cancer Society, Veterans of Foreign War, or Disabled American Veterans.

  • FAMILY

  • Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Betyjo; infant daughter, Nona Sue; and grandsons, Daniel "Danny Boy" Kinney and Treigh Monroe.

    He is survived by sons, Joe E. Monroe Jr. (Barbara) and Ransom P. “Red” Monroe (Shannon); daughters, Deborah Kinney (Danny) and Diane Connelly (Mark); 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Michelle Bibelhauser

July 20, 2019

Papa Joe was a good man. His stories of the war will truly be missed. Although when I first met him as a young child he scared me with his deep voice., later would I find out that inside he was full of knowledge and love. He will truly be missed but knowing that he is with his sweet bride Betyjo dancing under the stars is the memory I will cherish forever.

Vicky Valentine

July 18, 2019

Sending my condolences to the Family. I worked with Joe at Corrections and with the Teamsters. He was a great friend to me. Will miss you Poppa Joe.

roberta Dismukes

July 18, 2019

I have lost a loving and patriotic uncle and the sadness I feel is almost unbearable.
So many memories of fun times: Uncle Joe and Betyjo always happy and smiling while kids and dogs running everywhere!
He was a marvelous "story teller" and had many to tell and could entertain for hours.
Will miss him forever.

Love,
Bobbie Anne

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Biography

Monroe, Joe Eads, 85, passed away July 16, 2019. He was born in Clarkson, Kentucky on September 16, 1933 as the third son of William P. and Bessie E. Monroe.

Joe was retired from the Jefferson County Corrections Department with 23 years of service. Also retired from Teamsters Local 783 as vice-president. Joe was a combat veteran of the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of V.F.W. Post 8639, life member of the U.S.S. Strong Association, Commanders Club of the D.A.V., U.S. Navy Memorial member, N.R.A., Honorary Captain of the Belle of Louisville, Honorary Jefferson County Commissioner, and Kentucky Colonel.