Joseph Patrick Dirkes Jr.

09/08/1956 - 04/07/2020

Obituary for Joseph Patrick Dirkes Jr.

Joseph Patrick Dirkes Jr., 63, of Alexandria, KY passed away peacefully at home on April 7th, 2020. He was the son of Joseph Patrick Dirkes Sr. and Nancy Virginia (Hemingway) Dirkes. Joe had worked for Arvin Meritor in quality control and also helped lay floors for Charlie’s carpet service. Joe proudly served in the Air Force during Vietnam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandy Dirkes. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Hehemann-Dirkes. Son; Zippy Dirkes. Daughters; Nichole Mayes and Jessica Hehemann-Dirkes. Sister; Teresa Dirkes. Along with 8 Grandchildren. Services will be private for the family. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Zippy, Nikki, Jessica,.....Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We really enjoyed the time we spent with your Dad (and Zippy) during the brief time Zippy played football while attending NCC with our son Derek. Your Dad was a great guy; very kind, funny and would help anyone out in time of need. Joe took time on a Saturday afternoon to take Wayne (Derek's Dad) up to some car lot in Cincinnati to buy a car because the only car we had broke down and was going to cost way too much to have it fixed. Wayne brought home a real nice dark blue Chevy Cavalier that day. I loved it!! The next day your Dad stopped by our place to see how I liked it which I told him I loved it and he responded "Yeah, it is pretty nice. I wish I had one." Wayne and I were very grateful for your Dad's kindness that day. We have never forgotten that. Joe will truly be missed. Your Dad is now in the heavenly sky above with our loving Lord and will always be smiling down on you. May God watch over all of you, as well the grandchildren and Debbie during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We send our love and deepest sympathy.....Darlene & Wayne Posey and Family
- Darlene Posey
I once herd Joe described as A gentle Giant and that is how I would describe him also. A kind, loving, Protecting, Giant. We had a unique relationship that took a long time to establish,I will certainly miss that. We made so much progress , I wish i would have had just a little longer to spend with you. We will certainly miss hearing your stories,wisdom,and opinions Rest in Peace. I am truly glad to have met you and your family...One of the BEST things that has EVER happened in my life.Thanks , you will be missed.
- Jake
Even though my heart is wounded, your purposed was served and now you are free of pain and went to your second home. I know you will always watch over all of us. You will always be here in our memories and stories. Cass, Karma and Marq will always laugh at your silly dances and songs and tell funny stories. I will carry your stories on. I will miss you terribly and love you forever.
- Nichole
You saved me, I could not ask for a better person to have been married to. Jess,Zip and Nikki could not have a better person as a dad. You will always be here in our hearts and thoughts. I love you and miss you. We will meet again.
- Debbie

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