Joseph Swope, 83, of Dry Ridge, KY passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 in the comfort of his home in Dry Ridge. Joe was born October 25, 1934 in Altoona, PA to the late Wilbert and Mary Swope. He was one of twelve kids, and was preceded in death by 6 sisters, and 4 brothers. Joe is survived by his loving wife: Barbara Swope, beloved children: Kim Nagle, Joie Swope, Michael Swope (Tina), and Daniel Swope, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, his sister: Ruth Marshall, and several nieces, nephews, and friends. Services for Joe will be handled in private at the convenience of his family.