In Loving Memory
December 5, 1941 – September 23, 2014
Joseph “Captain Joe” Carrol Kralik, 72, a native and lifelong resident of Fairhope, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends. Joseph loved being on the water and spent many years shrimping in Mobile Bay and captaining crew boats in the Gulf of Mexico for Marine Transportation Services, Panama City, Florida.
Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Joe Kralik.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Joanne Kathryn Kralik; four children, Matthew (Diane) Kralik of Fairhope; Elizabeth (Matthew) Koenig of Buford, GA; Amanda (Gary) Donovan of Fairhope and Dianna (Joe) Wolchina of Fairhope; three step-sons, Fred (Dawn) Spaulding of Michigan; Will (Patty) Spaulding of Michigan and Chris (Shannon) Spaulding of Fairhope; mother, Elener Kralik of Fairhope; two brothers, Louie Kralik of Defuniak Springs, FL and David Kralik of Fairhope; two sisters, Susan Nelson and Shirley Langley both of Fairhope; eight grandsons and seven granddaughters; as well as many relatives and friends including former wife, and lifelong friend, Elizabeth Ann Kralik.
A celebration of life service will be held at 5:00p.m.on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Joy Tabernacle in Foley. Fellowship will follow at the home of Joe and Dianna Wolchina’s in Fairhope. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Joy Tabernacle Food Pantry in honor of Joe Kralik. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.