Joseph Everett Koonce, 55, of Norris City, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Ferrell Hospital, in Eldorado, Illinois. He was born on June 11, 1966, the son of Everett and Sandra (Elliot) Koonce. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Joseph married Vickie Travelstead on March 25, 2017 and she survives. He enjoyed playing video games, fishing, camping and crafting with his wife. Joseph was an avid Bears fan and loved spending time with his grandkids.
Joseph is survived by his wife Vickie Koonce of Norris City, IL; his mother, Sandra Sue Elliot; children, Cory (Autumn Shaw) Vaughan and Colton (Destiny) Vaughan; grandchildren, Oliver Michael, Colson, and Braxton; siblings, Harold (Shirley) Koonce, Bob (Janne) Koonce, Walter (Lora) Frost, and Freddy (Marynette) Gonzales; mother-in-law, Cathy Travelstead; brothers-in-law, Nicholas (Heather) Travelstead and Joseph (Chelsea) Travelstead; nephews Hunter and Remington Travelstead as well as several other nieces and nephews. He will be missed dearly and was loved very much by both families.
Visitation for Joseph Koonce, will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.. on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, Illinois. Contributions can be made in Joseph's memory to Campbell Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the visitation.