Joseph Wayne Wester

November 14, 1950 - October 19, 2022
Joseph Wayne Wester

Joseph Wester, 71, a resident of Plymouth, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at his home after a record-setting, decade-long battle with colorectal cancer.

A private family memorial service will be held at later date.

Joseph was born to the late William and Dovie Wester on November 14, 1950, in Florida.

He was a fighter, strong of mind and body and sheer force of will. He fought cancer with the same tenacity that he fought with in Vietnam, and the courage and determination that proved his mettle among the elites as a U.S. Navy Seal.

Despite the steely exterior forged by years in the military, Joe would melt like warm taffy around his small Pekingese Millie; his “baby”. He was bright and warm and loved holiday gatherings with friends and family. More than anything, he loved spending time with his wife. He was an outdoorsman, and could often be found making something from wood, or fishing. If the weather was against him, he would spend his days watching bad Sci-fi movies. He also loved playing games on his computer and he was not shy when it came to cooking either; he knew his way around a kitchen.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife Donna Wester; two daughters: Christie Hartley and Brook Coleman, a stepdaughter: Skylar Hamilton; two stepsons: Kevin Crockett and Brian Crockett, one great-grandson, countless other grandchildren, and last but not least his beloved dog Millie.

To say that Joe’s more than 10 year long battle with cancer was difficult on him and his family physically, emotionally, and financially is an understatement of epic proportions. In lieu of flowers the family is accepting donations to assist them through this difficult time. Donations may be made by CLICKING HERE

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Wester family.

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  • October 25, 2022
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  • October 25, 2022
    Shirley Woodby says:
    My deepest condolences 💐

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  • October 23, 2022
    Mike Trueblood says:
    Hey Donna, we are sorry for your loss you and Joe are great friends I could always count on my buddy Joe. The best friends and neighbors any could ask for no matter what I needed Joe could fix it or help get it fixed. Joe buddy I'm going to miss you big time Rest In Peace 🙏 Donna you are in our prayers Love Mike and Sheila Trueblood ❤

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  • October 23, 2022
    Larry Wester says:
    I loved my oldest brother. Although we weren't close for many years, in the last three years we became closer. I am truly going to miss the talks we had on the phone. It was comforting to know that I had a brother who was going through the same medical problems that I am going through now. He gave me assurance that I could talk and rely on him through what I was experiencing. I know he went through a lot in the last 10 years of his life. He will be truly missed. He is now on a new journey with the Lord! Amen

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    Haywood Ward says:
    Though we never met in person I know you were a great man, you were married to a lady that was like a sister to me. Rest In Peace Brother

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