Joe came to Vero Beach in 1976. He bought Mid-Coast Tire from Ella and John Dodd and never looked back. Besides running MCT, he got great pleasure out of playing many golf courses, his blackjack tournaments/poker games, his Washington Football Team, J&B Scotch, travel, music, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and charming all the ladies. Most of all he adored his family and friends.
Joe was known by many names, but his favorites were Babser & CP. He was admired by all who knew him and he gave back in full.
During his lifetime, Joe was active in Jaycees, Kiwanis, Blood Bank and other civic activities.
Joe fully loved his precious daughter, Diane and his (Handsome Stranger) grandson, Rusty, who both left us way too soon.
Joe leaves behind his favorite lady, Joyce (Babe); his special daughter, Sandy Bevard; his granddaughter, Joey McGee (Beau-CP’s Buddy); his great-grandchildren, Gracie & Max; his grandson, Jason Wisniewski (Carol), great-granddaughters, Lexi & Rylie; his granddaughter, Cristi Moore (Doug); his granddaughter-in-law, Erin Carkovic (Alekos); great-grandson, Ace Bevard and Ace’s brother, Calix Carkovic.
Joe was one of a kind and believed “What Ever Will Be, Will Be” and lived his life “Joe’s Way”.
If you would like to support a charity in Joe’s memory, we suggest Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, www.ocrahope.org or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org, in hopes there will soon be a cure. Also, VNA Hospice of Vero Beach, www.vnatc.org, was so helpful and understanding making Joe as comfortable as possible.
At Joe’s request there will be no service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach. Condolences may be shared online at www.millenniumcremationservice.com.
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The service from Millennium was outstanding. Rachel was sweet, personable and very comforting. It was important to me that my dad was kept locally where I knew where he would be. Very nice facility, state of the art and quality of my fathers remains were so refined compared to my mothers years ago. I highly recommend this place for an affordable choice for your loved one. Thank you for making an already stressful event easy. With high regards, the Esposito and Keith Family.
Millennium Cremation provided a fantastic service to our family at a difficult time. Our beloved mother passed away in Vero Beach and the rest of the family was in other parts of the country. Due to the Covid health crisis, none of us could get to Vero Beach in person. That's where Millennium took over. They helped us manage everything, coordinated with a cemetery in Maine, managed the obituaries, expedited all the paperwork, and even delivered an important document locally that saved us days. Funeral director Rachel was a godsend, and she made it clear what she was going to do, and what we needed to do. If you know what you want, Millennium is highly recommended, and the savings versus the full service mortuaries is significant.