Age 65 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday February 21, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Born August 12, 1952 in Joliet, Joseph Earl, Jr. was a son of Joseph, Sr. and Reida (nee Willis) Craterfield. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1970. Joe worked as a sheet metal worker, and was a former member of Local Union #265. He married Faye Sullivan, who preceded him in death on February 25, 2000. Following Faye’s passing, Joe moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas and worked with his friend, Gene Kahler, for seven years until moving back to Wilmington. He always had a passion for cars, and in his younger years would build and race them with his friends.
Survivors include his brother: Terry (Debbie) Craterfield of Wilmington; his niece and nephew: Aaron and Tiffany, as well as several cousins.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and Joe will be laid to rest with his wife and parents in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington at a later date.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Joe’s memorial page by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington (815)-476-2181.