Joe Roger Necessary, 67, Roann, died at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born May 14, 1946 in Paintsville, Ky. to Joe Masby and Frances (Meek) Necessary.
Joe was a 1964 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Mary (Kramer) Stevens in Wabash, on Nov. 26, 1969. He was the pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Claypool, and sold cars. He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He enjoyed working on watches and reading the Bible.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Necessary, Roann; three sons, Roger (Katherine) Necessary, Orange Park, Fla., Todd (Megan) Necessary, Wabash, and Donald (Missy) Stevens, North Manchester; nephew, Lee Necessary, Wabash; six grandchildren, Brook Stevens, Amber Stevens, and Kayla Stevens all of North Manchester, Roger Necessary and Derek Necessary, both of Orange Park, and Aaron Hobart, Warsaw, and five great-grandchildren: Kaydence Stevens, Max Lambert, Emma Stevens, Georgia Hobart, and Weston Necessary, brother, Stephen Rice of Strabane, Ireland, and Joe's dog, Rascal. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Victor Necessary.
Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Luther Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call Thursday, Dec. 26, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is the American Heart Association or Wabash County Cancer Society.
The memorial guest book for Joe may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.