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Joseph Stephen Shape Jr.

2018-09-29

Mr. Joseph Stephen Shape, Jr., age 73 of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was born on July 5, 1945 in Sidney, Ohio to the late Joseph Steven Shape and Georgia Schlaugetter. He was a graduate of Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana and for most of his working career, Mr. Shape worked in the Vending and Packaging Industry.

Mr. Shape attended Blackrock Baptist Church until his health declined.

Mr. Shape and his wife, Carole, moved to Fernandina Beach 27 years ago from Huntington, Indiana where he loved the �Florida Living�. Spending time at the beach whether he was fishing or just walking was great fun to him. He also enjoyed antique and modern firearms and could be found on the target range with his latest acquisition. Between family, work and the beach he also found time to be a private pilot.

He will always be remembered as a loving family man who not only saw to the material needs of his family but instilled an emphasis on maintaining a positive outlook for life and a �never stay down� attitude to his son and grandchildren. His son, Joe, said of him, �no young man could have had a better example of how to be a loving and caring �man� than my father�.

Mr. Shape leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Carole Shape of Fernandina Beach, Florida; son, Joe Shape and his wife Danielle of Roanoke, Indiana; sisters, Sally Schenkel and her husband Kent of Huntington, Indiana, Sharon Solloway of Huntington, Indiana, Linda Altenholf and her husband Ron of Goshen, Indiana; grandchildren, William Shape, Elizabeth Shape and Maxton Shape.

Mr. Shape will be returned to Huntington, Indiana for family services there.

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