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Obituaries > SEGRAVES, JOE L.

MASCOTTE, Fla. — Joe L. Segraves, formerly of Jacksonville, died March 8 [2002] at his home in Mascotte, Fla.

Mr. Segraves was born Sept. 15, 1921 to the late Charles and Eslie Brown Segraves. He entered the Marine Corps in 1940 and served with the elite 1st Marine Division Raiders Battalion in the Tulagi/Guadalcanal invasion. The Purple Heart was awarded to Mr. Segraves in recognition of meritorious duty and wounds suffered in battle. He retired from the Corps after 21 years, settling in Jacksonville with his family.

Mr. Segraves’ second career retirement came in 1982 after 20 years of Civil Service as a firefighter at Camp Lejeune. He held the rank of captain.

Funeral services were held on March 12 in Clermont, Fla. Interment with full military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps followed at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Survivors include Joseph Segraves Jr. (Jody) and his wife, Ann of Jacksonville; Chris Segraves and wife, Ellen of Evans, Ga.; Valerie Segraves of Atlanta; and three grandchildren, Lauren and Kelly Segraves of Evans, Ga. and Damon Segraves of Fayetteville.