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Joseph Felkel

Erwin, TN - Joseph Felkel, 71, of Erwin, TN, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Felkel was a native of Asheville, NC and was a son of the late David and Bonnie Ellis Felkel, Sr. He was a Sergeant, E5, in the United States Army where he served for 12 years and completed one tour in Vietnam. During his service in the United States Army, Mr. Felkel received two O/S Bars, Good Conduct Medal (1st award), Expert (Rifle M-14), Sharpshooter (M-16), Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, and Vietnam Campaign Medal with 6 D Device. He had various jobs following his military career. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, David Felkel, Jr.

Joseph Felkel has left behind to cherish his memory: Daughter: Tina Marie Wilcox and husband, Lyle, of Erwin; Twin Sister: Josephine Edwards and husband, Robert (Bob), of Rochester, IN; Ex-Wife: Joy Roberts of Bronsan, FL;

Step-Sons: Joseph McAbee of Hendersonville, NC, Kenneth Pearson of Asheville, NC and Richard Alan Pearson, of Bronsan, FL; Nieces: Angela Pearson of Bronsan, FL, Davada and Diane Felkel of Asheville, NC; Nephew: Dewayne Felkel, of Asheville, NC

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Joseph Felkel in a committal service to be held at 10:45 AM Friday, June 10, 2016 at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Reverend David Crutchfield will officiate. Those attending the graveside service will meet at Mountain Home National at 10:40 AM on Friday.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Joseph Felkel through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.

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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times on Jun. 9, 2016.
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June 13, 2016
A Patriot Man until the very end.

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within all of us, forever in our hearts.

Loved and Remembered, Always

Rest in Peace

We love you, Daddy
Daughter Tina, b.k.a. Junebug
Daughter, Tina Wilcox
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