Joseph Alexander Shea, of Perryville, MO died at his home on October 19, 2012. He was 77 years old. He was born on July 18, 1935 in Springfield, IL., son of George Edward and Agnes Elizabeth (Mueller) Shea. He and Vivian A. Wallace were married on May 30, 1959. She survives at her home in Perryville, MO. Mr. Shea was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1962 and received a gold certificate for 50 years, he served in the US Army and Commemorative Air Force. He was a member of Boy Scout troop # 155 & #250, he spent 62 years in scouting. Also member of American Legion, Knights of Columbus 4th degree and past faithful navigator, member of S.N.A.G. organization. He loved to hunt, fish and avid airplane enthusiast. He loved being with his family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include five daughters and one son: Therese (Mark) Unverferth, Maureen (Jeff) Schroeder, Kathryn (Randy) Wibbenmeyer all of Perryville, Louise (Robert) Hayden of Fenton, Rebecca (Raymond) Barreras of Orlando, FL., George (Tanya) Shea of Ballwin, fourteen grandchildren: Cole (Jenni) Schroeder, Aislinn (Jason) Carter, Dane Schroeder, Jesse (Jenna) Unverferth, Peter (Alicia) Unverferth, Samantha Unverferth, Ryan Shea, Ashley (Colby) Thompson, Jennifer Wibbenmeyer, Tara Wibbenmeyer, Daphne Hayden, Drew Hayden, Alexander Shea and Isabella Shea, six great grandchildren: Camille Schroeder, Lincon Schroeder, Roman Carter, Aidan Unverferth, Jack Unverferth, and Makenzie Unverferth. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, four brothers, one nephew and two granddaughters. Visitation will be held at Young & Sons Funeral Home on Thursday, October 25 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm with a Catholic Vigil & K of C Wake at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, October 26 from 6:30 - 9:30 am. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Friday at 10:00 am with Rev. Milton Ryan CM officiating. Burial in the Mount Hope Cemetery with Military Graveside Service provided by American Legion & Delta Team. Memorials are preferred for Little Explorers Learning Center, in Perryville, MO. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville, MO provided the arrangements.