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Joseph Samuel "Joe" Rabel

Died: February 9, 2017


VIRGINIA BEACH– Joseph Samuel “Joe” Rabel, 89, went to his heavenly home on February 9, 2017. He was born in Hopewell, Virginia to the late Paul Albert Rabel, Sr. and Ila Rabel. He was a member of Community Church of Norfolk. Joe served in the U.S. Army and later worked as a car salesman for Perry Buick for over 50 years.

Joe was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Alice P. Rabel and is survived by four daughters, Bonnie Knapp, Teri Hoover and husband Jeff, Joyce Rottler and husband Ray, and Della Sue McGaha and husband Gary; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; niece and care-giver Kathy Price; and several other nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach with Pastor R. C. Meno and family friend Bob Douros officiating. A reception will follow the service in the funeral home.

Though we love you and miss you tremendously, we know that Joe and Alice are rejoicing together in the presence of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Special thanks for the care given to dad by the staff of Restoration Family Care and Grace Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Union Mission, P.O. Box 3203 Norfolk, Virginia 23514.

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Service Information

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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