Joseph "Joe" A. Shuler went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 16, 2023, at his residence in Brooker, Florida surrounded by his cherished family. Born on April 26, 1959, in Gainesville, Florida, to Audie and Shirley Shuler, he possessed an indomitable spirit that resonated with all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Joe dedicated a significant portion of his life in service to his country as a proud member of the United States Army. He served for four years including a tour in Korea. Following his honorable military service, Joe attended the University of Florida where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He then embarked on a distinguished career spanning thirty-five remarkable years with the Department of Corrections. Beyond his professional achievements, Joe was known for his vivacious personality and endearing character. Outgoing by nature, he effortlessly gravitated towards creating meaningful connections wherever he went. Friends sought solace in the genuineness of his friendship while strangers became fast friends under his warmth and openness. Joe never turned down an opportunity to travel. Whether it was a cross-country or international trip, Joe enjoyed seeing new places and experiences new adventures.
He was a devoted family man and a long-time member of Sardis Baptist Church. Joe is preceded in death by his father, Audie Shuler and wife, Terri Fraser Shuler.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife, Dana Dyal Shuler of Brooker; mother, Shirley Shuler of Gainesville; children, Jeremy (Brittney) Shuler of Seattle, Washington, Zeke (Sunshine) Scaff of Worthington Springs, Christopher (Terra Godwin) Shuler of Worthington Springs, and Hannah Scaff (Jonathan Taylor) of Brooker; his three beautiful grandchildren: Jayden, Carson, and Elliana; his siblings, Elizabeth Shuler and Richard (Dottie) Shuler; and a host of extended family and friends.
A visitation service to be held on July 20th, 2023, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Archer-Milton Funeral Home. On July 21st, 2023, at 11:00 AM, a funeral service will be held at Sardis Baptist Church after which he will be laid to rest at Elzey Chapel Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center for pancreatic cancer research (give.moffitt.org); Haven Hospice (beourhaven.org); or the Organization for Autism Research