Joseph Checkett, Sr.
Joseph Checkett, Sr., 76, of Corning passed away on September 5, 2018 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus, MO. Born September 20, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, Mr. Checkett was a retired machinist for Boeing Air in St. Louis. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, repairing electronics, and riding bicycles. He served in the US Navy and was a member of Old Millhouse General Baptist Church in Corning. On May 20, 1981, he was united in marriage to Sally (Herren) Checkett. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2015. Survivors include his children Jennifer (Kenneth) Jones of Jonesboro, Jonathan (Tara) Checkett of Corning, Donna Farver of St. Louis, MO, and Joe (Kerry) Checkett of Arnold, MO; sisters Carol Whitehead of Arnold, Mary Bove of St. Louis, MO, June Marez of Santa Cruz, CA, and Virginia Zekoll of Glasgow, MO; brother Thomas Checkett of Springfield, MO; and grandchildren Gabriel, Gideon, and Joseph Checkett, Erika and Maxwell Farver. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Ethel (Seegers) Checkett; and brothers Lawrence and James Checkett. Visitation was Saturday at Ermert Funeral Home beginning at 1 P.M. Funeral service followed at 2 P.M. at the funeral home with Bro. Stephen Burns officiating. Burial was in Richwoods Cemetery, Corning. Online condolences: w w w . e r m e r t f u n e r a l - home.com