Joe M. Eichelberger, 75, passed away at his home in rural Pilot Grove, Mo. on Friday, April 11, 2008, following a long battle with cancer.
Visitation for Mr. Eichelberger was on Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 3 until 5 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Funeral services were at the funeral chapel on Monday, April 14 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Martin officiating. Burial followed at the Pilot Grove City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Brewster, Logan Pfeiffer, Darrell Spaedy, Larry Grissum, Glenn Grissum and Brad Grissum.
Joe M. Eichelberger was born in Pilot Grove on May 31, 1932, the son of William A. Eichelberger and Gladys Piatt Eichelberger. He was married to Carolyn Cole at the Mount Nebo Church in Pilot Grove on June 6, 1954. Joe worked for Missouri Power and Light Company (Ameren U.E.) in Boonville his entire career until his retirement in 1987. Joe was an avid hunter and fisherman and he and Carolyn enjoyed many trips to Canada over the years to pursue his hobby. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Boonville. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Eichelberger was preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother, Bill Eichelberger and his sister, Margaret Alice Kimberling. He is survived by his wife of the home, his daughters, JoLynn and husband, Brian Jobe of Pilot Grove and Peggy and her husband, Scott Grissum of Boonville. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Andrew and Michael Grissum, Emily Jobe and Hannah and husband Brandon Weber of Boonville and his great grandson, Wyatt Weber.
Memorials suggested to the American Cancer Society or the New Lebanon Preservation Society.