Joseph Francis Rooney, 88, of Columbia, Kentucky (formerly of Chicago, Illinois), died on Thursday, May 19, 2022. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 19, 1934 to the late Joseph Francis, Sr and Gertrude Sharkey Rooney.
Joe loved his family. He was an animal lover, especially his dog Butch. He loved cars and trucks and would talk about all the cars he owned in his younger days.
His loving wife, Mildred Fletcher Rooney of Columbia
Two daughters – Rhonda Walls (Ken) of Palos Park, Illinois and Beth VanArsdale (Alan) of Columbia
Five grandchildren – Jason Walls (Carrie), Jeff Walls, Justin Walls (Jenn) all of Illinois, Heather Stargle (Matt) of Russell Springs and Lauren Fletcher (Cameron) of Greensburg
Three great grandchildren – Aniela Walls, Riley Walls and Jude Fletcher
A private funeral service will be held.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.