March 11, 1931 - July 27, 2021
Joe “Papa Joe” Selph, Jr., 90, widower of Barbara Long Selph, passed away July 27, 2021. A native of Hillsborough County, Florida, son of the late Joe Frank Selph, Sr. and Helen Virginia Beaty Selph, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran, he was also a member of the Selective Service and earned a Korean Service Ribbon, United Nations Service Ribbon and National Defense Service Ribbon as well as served on the U.S.S. Bergall (SS-320). Mr. Selph retired corporate pilot for Dow Chemical and a member of El Bethel Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, and friend. Joe never met a stranger; he always had a story to tell and was constantly spreading laughter. He had a passion for flying which started in 1946 and for golfing with his friends. Surviving are two sons, J. David Selph (Joy) of Duncan and Joseph Selph III (Dottie) of Greer; a daughter, Lori S. Bright (Randy) of Florida; four grandchildren, Angela Stubbs (Neill), Samantha Jefferson, Jami Bright, and Joshua Bright (Brittany); and four great-grandchildren, Preston Stubbs, Miles Stubbs, Makenna Keene, and Gabby Keene. Mr. Selph was predeceased by one son, Danny Selph. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at The Wood Mortuary conducted by Dr. Benny Littlejohn. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday at The Wood Mortuary. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to El Bethel Baptist Church, 313 Jones Ave., Greer, SC 29651. Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.
Joe “Papa Joe” Selph, Jr., 90, widower of Barbara Long Selph, passed away July 27, 2021. A native of Hillsborough County, Florida, son of the late Joe Frank Selph, Sr. and Helen Virginia Beaty Selph, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran,... View Obituary & Service Information
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