Joseph “Joe” Willard Adwell Sr., 70, of Monroe Draft, Caldwell, WV, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, WV.
Born March 24, 1944, in Latrobe, PA, he was a son of the late Willard John and Sara Louise Gardener Adwell.
Joe, as he was called, was a machinist and pipefitter during his working years. He loved hot rods, backyard mechanic work, car racing, and cooking. He also liked airplanes and went to an airport mechanic school.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by family members: Lawrence “Larry,” Timmy, Richard, Naomi, and Salvester Adwell; the Rev. John and Carrie Gardener; and a grandson, Joseph Charles Adwell.
Survivors include one daughter, Christina J. Adwell of New Castle, DE; one son, Joseph W. Adwell Jr. of New Castle; one sister, Martha L. Elmore of Caldwell; and two grandchildren, Nicole A. Musser and Jacob R. Musser, both of New Castle.
His funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 11 AM in the chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs, WV, with the Rev. Don Trent officiating. Interment will follow at the Adwell Cemetery near Ronceverte, WV.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 22, from 7-9 PM at the funeral home.
Shanklin Funeral Home is serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the September 22, 2014, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.