Michael Paul Joseph, 49

Michael Paul Joseph, 49, of Greensboro, Md., passed away on July 3, 2008, at the Caroline Home for Hospice in Denton, Md. Joseph was born on Feb 2, 1959, to the late Ronald L. Joseph Sr., and Reba Elliott Joseph Evans, who survives him.
Joseph was employed by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital as a maintenance mechanic. He graduated from Sussex Central High School in 1978. He had been previously employed at Zonko Construction, and Ocean View Builders, where he took pride in having helped to build the Tabernacle at Carey’s Camp. He was a skilled carpenter who could make anything with his hands. He loved rabbit hunting, fishing and sports. He was an avid Ravens fan. He was such a crack shot at deer hunting that he was known as “Deadeye J” on the CB radio.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Shelley Jump Joseph, and two daughters: Krista Nichole Davis, 16, and Kendall Brooke Davis, 12. He is also survived by his in-laws, Alice and Edwin Jump, of Denton, Md., and two brothers: James “Tony” Joseph and his wife April, of Laurel, Del., and Keith Patrick Joseph, and his wife Kathy, of Gumboro, Del.

He was preceded by a brother, Ronald L. Joseph Jr., in 1993. Also surviving him are three nieces and a nephew whom he adored: Brittany, Tara and Chelsea Joseph, and Ethan Joseph. Two other loves in his life were his dog, “Yoshie,” and his cat, “Sir Charles von Cat.”

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 South Washington St. in Millsboro, Del., at 1 p.m., where friends may call for a visitation one-hour prior. The Rev. Jerry Hughes will officiate. Interment will be at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro.

The family welcomes floral contributions.

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