Joseph Vernon Amburgey

June 23, 1946 - October 8, 2020

Joseph Vernon Amburgey, 74, a resident of Lee County, FL for more than 20 years, formerly of Virginia, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born June 23, 1946 in Clifton Forge, Virginia to Carl Veron Amburgey and Doris Anne (Hossler) Amburgey, now deceased.

Joseph was a veteran of the United States Airforce. He was a Jack of all trades……He worked most of his life in sales and was very successful at Investments such as real-estate, precious metals and various other ventures.  He was a pilot and owned his own plane. He and Steve Arnold would fly together.  In his spare time, he volunteered to rescue cats and immunize for feline leukemia.  “Dad you had a heart of Gold. You are Forever in our hearts and truly missed”.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Tammy Tinch & her husband Ken Tinch of Dowagiac, MI; four siblings, Martha Sue Miklik “Susie”, Esther Hope Johnson “Ricki”, David Karl Amburgey, and Paul Amburgey; grandchildren, Nicholas Sobczak and Marrisha Weber; great grandchildren, Lacey Weber, Mason Weber, and Oaklyn Weber; first wife and long term friend Betty Louise (Green) Arnold, as well as best friends, Tom Taber, Paul Swartz, Gaylord, Scott, and 2 beloved cats Boca and Nickie.

Boca & Nickie have found a new forever home with Aunt “Ricki” Ester Hope Johnson in Goshen Indiana. Ricki was very passionate about ensuring their safety and flew to Cape Coral, returning with both to Goshen with the help of Aunt “Susie” Martha Sue Miklik who made it possible for them to fly home.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Joseph Vernon Amburgey are suggested to Cape Coral Animal Shelter, 325 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991 (239) 573-2002 or

(A non-profit, no kill animal shelter in Lee County, Florida)

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Gaylord & Trish Yates Oct 20, 2020 at 10:42 am

    We met Joe 10 years ago when we moved in across the street from him. He offered the use of any of his tools and helped with some painting. Through the years, we often went out for breakfast with his other good friend, Derrick and occasionally, neighbor Diane. Joe was quick to offer help and his opinion! He loved to argue about politics and how to make the community better and ways to make his “genius invention” work. Although he could be gruff on the outside, he had a compassionate and sharing spirit. How he loved those cats! He probably took better care of them than he did of himself! Joe Amburgey was a good friend and neighbor that we’ll never forget.

  2. Tammy Tinch Oct 22, 2020 at 6:07 am

    Dad, Nicholas & myself in 1992

  3. Tammy Tinch Oct 22, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Dad & Grandma September 1994

  4. Tammy Tinch Oct 22, 2020 at 6:21 am

    The Amburgey Kids September 1994

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