Mr. Joseph T. Haltiwanger, 60, devoted husband and father, passed away on Sunday, November 25th at the Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley Care Center. A life-long resident of Columbia County, "Joe" was born in Lake City on January 18th, 1952 to Jack and Betty Thompson Haltiwanger. He loved his family, his church, his friends, and his river. Joe enjoyed tinkering around in his barn, Gator football, and the occasional good story, whether true or not. He was a Faithful member and Deacon of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
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He is survived by his father, Jack, wife Lonnie Jean, sister Jeni (Robert) Brewin, daughters Jodi (Seth) Kelley and Julie, and granddaughter Jillian.
Funeral services for Mr. Haltiwanger will be conducted at 3:30P.M. on Wednesday November 28, 2012 in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Cason officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 Tuesday evening in the Chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations are made in his name to the Children's Programs (Awana) or the Cemetery Fund, of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. 1205 S.W. Mount Carmel Ave, Lake City, FL 32024. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025, 752-1234 please sign the online family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on Nov. 27, 2012