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1946 Joe 2023

Joe J. DeJesus

December 1, 1946 — April 25, 2023

Port St. Lucie

Jose "Joe" Juan DeJesus lived a remarkable life that was filled with adventure and a deep passion for his family. He was born on December 1st, 1946, in Puerto Rico, but it was in North Miami, Florida, where he spent his formative years and built lifelong relationships with friends, he considered brothers. Joe was an exceptional athlete and played high school football at Miami Central High, graduating in 1966. However, it was his love for the great outdoors that would become his lifelong passion.


At the age of 17, Joe began his career as an Ironworker, a profession he would excel at throughout his life. In 1969, he and his then-wife Michelle welcomed their daughter Selena into the world. Joe was a devoted father, and his love for his daughter was evident in everything he did. He shared his love for the outdoors with her, teaching her how to fish, shrimp, and appreciate nature.


Joe was a true outdoorsman, and hunting and fishing were two of his greatest passions. He would spend hours in the woods, sitting patiently in tree stands and carefully tracking his prey, always on the hunt for the perfect buck. 


But Joe's talents were not limited to the woods. He was also a great fisherman and would scour the waters, always on the lookout for the biggest and most elusive fish and lobsters. He took great pride in his successes on the water.


Whether he was deep in the woods or out on the open water, Joe's passion for the outdoors was always evident. He had a deep connection to nature and a profound appreciation for all that it had to offer. His hunting and fishing trips were not just about the thrill of the hunt or the catch but also about the chance to spend time and make great memories with family and friends.


Joe is survived by his daughter Selena Castillo and son-in-law Luis Castillo. He was a proud grandfather to Ashley Ortiz and Nicole Castillo, and his great-grandsons Noah Webb, Jordan Webb, and Elijah Webb brought him immense joy.
Joe had a special bond and cherished relationships with his sisters Millie Quinn and Iris Strickland and his nieces and nephews, John Strickland, Roy Strickland, Corena Strickland-Wolfe, Crystal Strickland, and Shane Strickland. His love for his family knew no bounds, and he cherished every moment spent with them.


Joe passed away on April 25th, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and an unshakeable passion for life. He was preceded in death by his father, Joaquin DeJesus, mother, Rosa DeJesus, and brothers, Joaquin "Jack" DeJesus and Willie Lopez. Although Joe's passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him, his spirit will live on through the countless memories he created and the love he shared with those around him. He will always be remembered as a devoted father, proud grandfather, and loving brother, uncle, and friend. His legacy will continue through his family and all those whose lives he touched.


Joe, also known as Daddy, Papa Joe, Uncle Joe, Big D, and DG, will be deeply missed, but his love for his family and friends, and his passion for the great outdoors, will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Joe.

Services: Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 6th, 2023 from 12PM to 4PM at the Haisley Tribute Center 2041 SW Bayshore Blvd Port St. Lucie FL 34984.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 6, 2023

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service Tribute Center

2041 SW Bayshore Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984

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