August 20, 1933 – May 28, 2018
ZEBULON – Joe Champion, 84, died Monday. He was born in Franklin County to the late Vance & Annie Perry Champion, Sr. He retired from Athey & Franklin County Government. He was a wonderful man who loved being with his family. He and Mrs. Champion fostered over 100 children for Wake County Human Services. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Louise Pearce Champion, daughter Licia Joan Champion, & son-in-law, Curtis Stillwell, brothers, Vance “Doc” Champion, Jr., John “Fuzzy” Champion, & Charles “Waggy” Champion.
Funeral service 11 am, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with burial to follow in the Perry Family Cemetery.
He is survived by daughters, Tracy Champion, Christine Collier, both of Zebulon, Tricia Stillwell of Louisburg, Ernestine Pridgen, Youngsville, brother, Harvey “Wink” Champion (Betty) of Supply, grandchildren, Rodney Collier, Chad Collier, Steve Joyner, Jerry Joyner, Bradley Williams, Karen Adkins, Missy Wright, Kimly Pridgen, 15 great grandchildren, & 3 step great grandchildren.
Visitation 6-7:30 Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneral.com