GASTONIA - Joseph Thomas "Joe" Bannon Jr., 60, passed away March 22, 2010, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Avery County.
Joe was a graduate of Morganton High School and earned a degree in Business Administration from Western Piedmont Community College. Joe was a Registered Architectural Consultant who worked as a manufactures representative for Yale Lock Company for many years. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and always remembered for his generous spirit. Joe was a devoted animal lover whose kindness and gentle soul enriched all who knew him.
Joe was preceded by his mother, Florence Patton Bannon and his father, Joseph T. Bannon Sr. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Victoria Bannon, Catherine Bannon, his sister and his stepson Lindsay Phillips. Memorials may be made to Tri-County Animal Rescue, 3326 Al Hager Lane, Iron Station N.C. 28080.
Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Carothers Funeral Home, 412 South Main Street, Stanley NC 28164.
A private memorial will be held later for family members.
Condolences may be made online at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is serving the Bannon family.