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Joseph Wendel McCue, 88, of Lake Tapawingo Mo., formerly of Greenwood Mo., was born January 10, 1926, in East Lynne the son of Walter B. McCue and Cora Long McCue. He departed this life at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014, at his home, surrounded with love and family.
Joe was a 1943, Pleasant Hill High School Graduate.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served with the 36th division on the frontline of the European theatre of operations.
On August 11, 1949, he was united in marriage to his best friend and love of his love, Lorene Ballard. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage. She preceded him in death 11 months earlier on November 26, 2013.
Joe had been employed as a Data Systems Supervisor for the United States Postal Service in downtown Kansas City. He retired in 1981 with over 30 years of service. He was also a builder and built several homes in Greenwood and at the Lake of the Ozarks. In his spare time he loved hunting, fishing, boating, and sports, but truly loved building homes. He was a devoted husband and father who took great pride in his family. He was a member of the American Legion in Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Masonic Lodge, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill.
Joe was preceded in death by three brothers, Forest McCue, Hubert McCue, and Jack McCue; and two sisters, Emily McCue and Geneva Moore.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Dana McCue of Lake Tapawingo; one granddaughter, Kacy (and Brandon) Sawyers of Blue Springs; two great grandchildren, Americis Sawyers and Peyton Sawyers; other relatives; and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home on Saturday.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 25, at the funeral home. Chaplain Tim Allison officiated. A final salute was conducted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118. Interment was in the Strasburg Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Lance Baker, Dan Flippo, Sam McCloud, Ken Wheeler, Rick Windsor and Donavan Springer. Honorary casket bearers were Ed McCloud, Josh Flippo and Vaughn Baker.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Gentiva Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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