Pause Togetherness by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Dear Sandy, Eddie and I are very sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you at this time. Angela Jordan and Eddie Jordan ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Angela and Eddie Jordan - TN

“So very sorry for your loss Sandy. Prayers too you and your family. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Angela Nicely - MI - friend

“Joe you were such a warm person and the best smile in the world. You will be missed sorely by all. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dannie Watson - Livonia, MI

“Uncle Joe has been a wonderful uncle that was always easy to talk to. He had a smile to offer during good times and challenging times in life. He...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Doreen Kowtko - CORNELIUS, NC

“Joe you are going to be missed ! Always in our hearts. Bill & Margie ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Bill & Margie Hart - Prescott, MI

“It was good to get to know you in the clarkston rehab center grandpa Joe I love u and miss u so much ”
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Joseph Charles Chesney Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 30, 1941 to Joseph Sr. and Evelyn Helen Chesney (née LaBrecht). The two worked hard to support Joseph and his older sister, Dianne; Joe Sr. worked in a tire producing company and Evelyn at Hudson's Department Store and later the Oakland Mall.

As a young man, Joe was very active and could often be found in the out of doors. He was an avid woodsmen and enjoyed the comradery he found with his close friends when they would go on hunting and fishing trips to his favorite places up north.

After several years of building up through the ranks and improving his technical and business skills, Joe gained the title of supervisor at several industrial plastic and paint shops; most notably for General Tire, Pafko Inc. and AV Technology.

On March 23, 1973, Joe married the love of his life, the former Sandra Downey in Troy, Michigan. It's humorously remembered that the two were married and later that same day went right back to work! It is obvious that Joe had a strong work ethic and was not one to sit idly back.

After twenty years of loyal service, Joe retired from AV Technology as an industrial painter where he worked primarily on the artillery tanks. His work can still be seen to this day in parts of Macomb, Detroit, Texas and forever immortalized in the movie "RoboCop".

With retirement Joe, always the family man, was finally able to enjoy more time with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren who were his pride and joy. In his free time, Joe took pleasure in going to the movies, casinos, and taking long driving trips up north where he would always make a few stops at his favorite burger joints.

Joe lived a very fulfilling life and was very content and at peace with the world.

After a long illness, Joseph Charles Chesney Jr. departed this life on the morning of December 17, 2013. He will be forever remembered as a man who loved and cared for his family to the utmost degree and who not only worked hard, but possessed a strong drive and zest for what he did best.

He will be greatly missed.

Joseph is survived by is wife, Sandra Chesney; sons, Jeremy (Amy) Chesney and Jason (Sarah) Chesney; grandsons, Jacob, Joshua, Justin, Joseph "Little Joe" Chesney; granddaughter, Annie Miracle and a host of extended loved ones and many cherished friends .

Joseph was preceded in death by his daughter, Nikia Chesney; sister, Dianne Pottie and his parents.