Joseph C. Needles II

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.



  1. David King, Sr. on October 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I want to extend my condolences to the Joseph Needles family. I have many happy memories of the time I spent with Joe. He was a wonderful friend and coworker.

Leave a Condolence