Air Force Veteran Joseph F. Novak III, 82 of Richland passed away Dec. 23, 2017 in Mercy Hospital of Springfield.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 in the Grace Baptist Church of Richland. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery of Waynesville. Services are under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Richland. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Richland.
Joe’s memory will always be treasured by his two children: Katharine Cofer (Howard) of Nolensville, TN, Daniel Novak (Debra) of Richland, MO, 10 grandchildren: Kyla Nichols (Chas), Brian Cofer (Kate), Leah Morgan (Christopher), Melanie Vignal (Matt), Merikate Novak, Alicia Novak, Amy Cofer, Ashley Novak, Matthew Novak and Lydia Novak; 6 great-grandchildren: Coleman, Caeden and Loralynn Morgan, Logan Nichols, Harrison Cofer and Edith Vignal; one brother, Arnold Novak and one sister, Margaret Blameuser both of Chicago, IL; his beloved dog, Ellie Mae; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Joe Novak to either Grace Baptist Church of Richland or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be left at the Memorial Chapel of Richland.
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