Joe Fredrick Chadwell, son of the late Charles Ralph and Katie Rebecca (Kempt) Chadwell, was born November 19, 1946, in Macomb, Missouri, and passed away January 4, 2021, at his home in Norwood, Missouri, surrounded by his family.
Joe grew up in the Norwood community and graduated from Norwood High School with the class of 1964. He married Teresa Bradshaw on August 11, 1972, in Macomb. Three sons and one daughter were born to this union. His daughter was the first girl born to the Chadwell family in 100 years.
Joe was saved and baptized at a young age and professed his faith in Christ. He served Wright County as circuit clerk and recorder for 32 years. He also taught school in Cabool, Missouri, for eight years and was a dairy and beef farmer, spending 40 years in the dairy industry. After retirement, he enjoyed being on the farm and traveling with his wife and friends. Joe had many great friends which he also loved spending time with at deer camp and on trail rides. He had a ’57 Chevy and greatly enjoyed going to car shows with Junior Pasley. He also enjoyed having beagle dogs and taking them hunting.
Most importantly, Joe loved his family and every minute he was able to spend with them. He was a huge fan of his kids and grandkids in their sporting events. His family was the light of his life and he will be truly missed.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Katie Chadwell, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and Ruth Bradshaw.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Chadwell of their home in Norwood; three sons, Shawn Chadwell and wife Shelly, Dustin Chadwell and wife Christy, and Shane Chadwell and wife Brittany, all of Norwood; one daughter, Stacey McDaris and husband Levi of Macomb; 14 grandchildren, Weston, Emily, Marla, Cassie, Lilly, Breanna, Justin, Kalie, Bryson, Julie, Peyton, Parker, Wyatt, and Crew; one brother, Jack Chadwell and wife Judy of Norwood; his cousin, Bob Chadwell and wife Shirley of Willard, Missouri; and many other relatives, neighbors, and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, January 7, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Union Grove Church, Norwood. Funeral services were held Friday, January 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., also at the church, with Rev. Gene Terry, Rev. John Williams, and Doug Chadwell officiating. Shawn Chadwell, Dustin Chadwell, Stacey McDaris, Shane Chadwell, and Levi McDaris served as pallbearers. Jack Chadwell, Bob Chadwell, Junior Pasley, Larry Hall, John Inman, and Mike Cunningham served as honorary pallbearers. Song selections were “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” “Where The Roses Never Fade” and “Precious Memories.” Burial was in Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research or Thomas Cemetery in care of the funeral home.