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PENDER, Joe Joe Neil Pender, 68, of Roswell, GA, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, after a valiant battle against prostate cancer. Joe was born August 29, 1942, in Hot Springs, AR to the late Buddy and Muriel Pender. He graduated from Hot Springs High School Class of 1960 and received his BS from the University of Arkansas (GO HOGS!) where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Joe started his professional career with Libbey-Owens-Ford (now Pilkington) in 1970, retiring in 2001 as Director of Sales and Marketing. After retirement, he joined Safelite AutoGlass where he was currently working as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sheryl Haness Pender of Roswell; daughters, Candace (Greg) Yates of Decatur, and Whitney (Shawn) Griggs of Roswell; brother John Larry (Susanne)Pender of Naples, FL; sister, Suzanne (Mike) Lee of Little Rock, AR; mother-in-law, Barbara Haness of Hot Springs, AR; aunt, Ruth "Tweet" Hopkins of Hot Springs, AR; and his loving grandchildren, Sarah Miriam, Zachary Neil and Chloe Alayna Yates, Alexis Jane, Rachel Lauren and Tyler Joseph Griggs. They will sorely miss their "Po". He is also survived by numerous other family members and friends. His passions were his family, especially his 6 grandchildren, his work and the game of golf. He never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. Memorials may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (800)757-2873, www.pcf.org, or the . A celebration of Joe's life will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 PM until the time of service at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, Roswell/Alpharetta, 770/645-1414. www.north sidechapel.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 10, 2011
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