Joseph (Joe) F. Chelton, age 38, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022, with family by his side. Joe was born on December 16, 1983 and was adopted by Ken and MaryLynn Chelton at the age of one.
Joe lived all of his life with his parents in Sprague, NE. He graduated from Crete High School and played football there. He worked at Tyson Foods (formerly Smart Chicken) for a number of years in farm operations.
Joe was a soft-spoken “gentle giant”, always with a smile on his face, who never knew a stranger and was a friend to many. He loved to golf and made many close friends at the different courses where he played. Joe loved football – especially the Kansas City Chiefs. Cooking and fishing were two of his other favorite pastimes.
Joe is survived by parents Kenneth & Mary Lynn Chelton; three brothers, Steve (Lisa) of Hickman, NE, Scott (Kathy) of Liberty, MO, and Kevin (Jodi) of Warner Robins, GA; two nieces, Michaela Chelton of Adams, NE and Courtney Chelton of Warner Robins, GA; four nephews, Garrett Chelton of Kansas City, MO, Cole Chelton of Kansas City, MO, Carter Chelton of Liberty, MO, and Marcus Chelton of Hickman, NE; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents and his beloved dog, Ox.
A family graveside service will be held on September 8, 2022, at Centerville Cemetery followed by an open house for family and friends to celebrate Joe’s life at the Town Hall in Sprague from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to The Monarch by Eastmont, 6315 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 or to family choice.
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