Joseph Earl Settle, 88 of Medford, passed away Monday June 24, 2013 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He was born on June 28, 1924 at Dallas, Texas to Joseph C. and Helen Settle. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served during World War II where he was at Pearl Harbor seven days after it was attacked, he also served in Korea and Vietnam. Joe devoted his entire career to the Navy and retired as Master Chief Petty Officer. He married Adela (Della) Torres on June 19, 1948 at Coronado Island, California. The couple have three children. Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking and was also a master welder. He is survived by his wife Della, his children, Larry, Marlene and Steve; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Buddy Settle. Interment will be held at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Abbey Funeral.