1966-2013 Joseph Michael Bacon, 46, of Dalton passed away September 23, 2013 after a short illness at the Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA with his partner of 26 years by his side. Born at BMC on December 13, 1966, he was the son of the late Michael Bacon and Marilyn Sabin. After attending Wahconah Regional High School, he studied Hotel and Management at Century Business College in Los Angeles, CA. Loving to travel and experience different things, he lived in numerous places; Key West, FL being his all-time favorite where he spent 15 wonderful years. Joey was an intelligent witty man who loved to cook and have a good time with family and friends. He had lived this past year in New Orleans pursuing his dreams in the food industry. He leaves behind his life partner, Gerald Strack of New York; sister, Audrey Herrick of Dalton; brother, Jeremy Bacon of Florida; step-father, David Connor of Dalton; nieces, Alecia Herrick and Hayli Bacon; the Strack family of New York; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: At his request there will be no services.