Joseph A. Barron
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Services were held Thursday at Court Street United Methodist Church for Joseph A. Barron, 84, of Hattiesburg. He died Monday at Forrest General Hospital.
Burial was in Roseland Park Cemetery.
Joseph A. Barron, known to many as " grandaddy" or " sonny", was born December 24, 1928. He was a native of Hattiesburg and 84 years young upon his death July 22,2013.
Joe is survived by his wife of 60 years; Bettye Coats Barron; his son Tom Barron and wife Sandy; daughter-in-law Sandra Ann Barron; grandchildren Wendy Barron-Stewart,Amanda Bounds, TJ Barron; great grandchildren Madison Clare and Samuel. He is preceded in death by his son Richard W. Barron; father and mother Jack and Gladys Barron; brother Jack Barron Jr. and sister Willie Lou Ezelle.
Joe was a graduate of Hattiesburg High School, a Mason, and served in the Navy as a Seabee. He retired from Western Auto and began Shade Tree Crafts, a wood working business that he enjoyed. Mr. Barron served his country and church community with quiet strength.
A true gentlemen in every sense of the word, he looked over his family with pride and a protective love. Joseph Barron "grandaddy" will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to all who knew him.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on July 26, 2013