Joseph A. Esposito

Joseph A. Esposito, 74
HENDERSONVILLE - Joseph A. "Joe" Esposito, 74, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home. A native of Charleston, S.C., he had been a summer resident of Henderson County since 1976, before moving permanently in 1994.
He was a son of the late Peter and Emma Altaire Esposito. He was also preceded in death by two children, Peggee Johnson and Tommy Mantooth.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was stationed in Germany for 3 years. He attended Murray Vocational School in Charleston and graduated from Rhema Bible College, where he was ordained. Prior to his retirement in 1993, he was employed by the Charleston Naval Shipyard for 32 years.
He was a member of Joy Outreach Fellowship and was an avid golfer who loved saltwater fishing.
Surviving is his wife of 49 years, Margo B. Esposito; son, Joe "JoeJoe" Esposito, Jr., of Hobe Sound, Fla.; daughter, Sarah Altaire Esposito, of West Columbia, S.C.; a grandson, Joel J. Esposito, of Ladson, .S.C; two brothers, John Esposito and Patrick Esposito, and a sister, Rose Fluka.
No services are planned.
Memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 1214 Greenville Hwy., Hendersonville, N.C. 28792.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Times-News from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2013