|Birth: ||May 15, 1900|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1936|
Joe B. Champion was born May 15, 1900, at Dover, Stuart County, Tennessee.
Prior to his enlistment with the State Highway Patrol, he served three years with the U. S. Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged on May 3, 1924. He enlisted with the State Highway Patrol from Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 13, 1924, and was assigned to Troop B, Greensburg. He was 24 years old, and 5' 11" tall.
At 9:30 p.m. on July 13, 1936, Champion was on patrol, accompanied by Patrolman H. C. Ross. On Route 8, 10 miles south of Butler, Middlesex Township, Butler County, their patrol vehicle, a Chevrolet roadster, collided with a Dodge coupe driven by Charles F. Yeager of Pittsburgh. Champion was taken to the Butler County Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries on July 15. Ross, 23, recovered from his injuries.
He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Champion, of Philadelphia. Champion, 36, had completed eleven years and nine months of State Highway patrol service.
Philadelphia Memorial Park
Created by: Beulah
Record added: Dec 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17084030
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Champion|
Added: Dec. 19, 2006