James Joseph “Joe” Stapleton, 45

by | July 11, 2018 2:23 pm

   Graveside services for James Joseph “Joe” Stapleton, 45, of Adrian will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery at 10 a.m. with Reverend John Hancock III officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at his residence following a brief illness.
   Mr. James Joseph “Joe” Stapleton was born June 5, 1973, in Bartow, Florida, to the late Lucian Stapleton and Pamela Dukes Stapleton. He was a loving brother and uncle who enjoyed joking around. Stapleton enjoyed his days at Ogeechee Day Center as a peer support member. When he was not busy making others smile, he retreated to the beach. He loved to take a walk with people just to listen to them talk. He was loyal, kind-hearted, and always putting others before himself. His laughter and big heart will be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Lisa Darlene Stapleton and Pamela Yvonne Stapleton Theobold.

   Survivors include his sisters, Lynn Stapleton Dunn of Macon, Deborah Stapleton of Wadley, and Theresa Stapleton Johnson of Dublin; brothers, Charles “Chip” Watson of Adrian and Sam Stapleton of Swainsboro; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
   Pallbearers will be Javier Rodriguez, Timothy Rodriguez, Jeremy Newman, Trent Kersey, Matthew Hancock, Jean-Paul Collins, Benny Steptoe, and Michael Passmore. Honorary Pallbearers will be the employees and clients of Ogeechee Mental Health.

   Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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