Joseph Eph Streavel

September 7, 1949 - May 18, 2018
Joseph Eph Streavel

Our husband, father, Pa and friend, Joseph Streavel passed away at home on Friday, May 18, 2018 with his family by his side.  Joe was born on September 7, 1949 in Logansport, Indiana to Geraldine and John Streavel.  He proudly served his country as a sergeant in United States Marine Corps in Vietnam from 1969-1973. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Gerry and brother, Walter.

Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy McCloud Streavel, two children, Richard Ward (Phyllis) and Tina (Bill) Rivenbark, two granddaughters, Brittany (Thomas) Brooks and Alexandra Rivenbark, a great grandchild, Thomas Brooks, Jr. mother-in-law, Laura McCloud, numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, the most amazing friends and his yappy little shadow, Bandit.

Joe had strong hands always ready to lend, shoulders to calm the worst cry, consuming hugs, the quickest wit, the friendliest smile, the biggest lap, the calmest voice, a heart with limitless capacity to love and undoubtedly the patience of Job. Words cannot express how much we loved him and will miss him.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM and funeral at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 23rd  at the Wilmington Chapel with interment immediately following at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, Wilmington NC.

In lieu of flower, donations may be made in his memory to the American Legion Post 10, where he loved to volunteer, serve and socialize with his fellow veterans. The family would like to thank all those who worked so hard to make him comfortable in his last weeks and months.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation- Wilmington Chapel  1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington NC 28403  910.791.9099


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  • May 21, 2018
    Vanessa Streavel says:
    RIP Uncle Joe and sing with the angels. ❤

  • May 21, 2018
    Margaret Streavel says:
    Dottie, I am so sorry the loss of Joe.Not only was he your husband but he was your friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

  • May 21, 2018
    Missie M Monds says:
    I am So very Sorry Dot and Tina for your loss♥️ Ya’ll are in my thoughts, heart and prayers♥️

  • May 22, 2018
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  • May 22, 2018
    pam riggan says:
    Your parents are the absolute best, Tina, and I will miss your dad immensely. All I can think about is running them around at Disney, and them giving us the stink eye for it! And Allen really loved your dad, too. He said of all the people he would carry over to the island for Memorial Day, your parents are the only ones who would offer to pay him or give him a tip. That was the first thing that popped into my head and made me cry when I found out about your dad,. What a class act. God bless you.