KNOTTS ISLAND – Joseph J.“Chop Chop” Flannagan, Jr., 76, died October 6, 2020. Chop Chop was born in Norfolk, to the late Joseph J. and Bertie Mae White Flannagan. He was an avid Fisherman, enjoyed gardening and raising ducks. Chop Chop was a member of Knotts Island Baptist Church and was known for his duck carvings. He was a loving husband and father and known to his children as just being the “Best” dad.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret Rowe Flannagan; children, Kathleen Fay Graham (Angel) of Norfolk, Suzanna Miller (Henry) of Moyock, and Wesley Flannagan (Jennifer) of Carova Beach; siblings, Ted Flannagan of VA, Shortie Flannagan of Knotts Island, Richard Flannagan of VA, and Judy Waterfield of Knotts Island; grandchildren, Tony Graham, Ashley Dale (Cameron), and Mindy Miller; great grandchildren, Payton, Maci, Henry, and Tucker Dale; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake on Thursday from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11:00 am at Knotts Island Cemetery with Rev. Koolman and Rev. Frank Jennings officiating. A reception will follow at Knott Island Baptist Church in the Social Hall. Express condolences to the family below.
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
Knotts Island Cemetery
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