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Joseph C. Needles II, 74, of Independence, Missouri passed away on September 27, 2017. Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church 1915 N. Liberty St. Independence, Missouri 64050, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M.
Joseph was born on December 5, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and brother, as well as a 1958 Eagle Scout, pie master and a voracious reader. He was employed for 38 years by the United States Postal Service and retired in 1999, as a supervisor.
He was preceded in death by: Peggy Needles, Jeff Needles, and Kimberley Needles. Survivors include: wife of almost 14 years, Paula Needles; son & daughter-in-law, Joseph & Michelle Needles III; son, Travis Needles; son & daughter-in-law, David & Jennifer Mitchell; son, Israel Mitchell; daughter, Michelle Coppell; brother, Frederick Needles; grandchildren, J. Scott Needles, Christopher Needles, Christopher Mitchell, Stefanie Needles, Christinia Lindsly, Connor Mitchell, Krystal Needles, Morgan Dusin, Madison Mitchell, Levi Mitchell and Karina Coppell.