Joseph "Joe" Hager, Jr.
Joseph "Joe" Hager, Jr., passed away at his residence Sunday, March 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Nashville, TN, February 18, 1933 to Joseph Hager, Sr. & Esther Mae Craft Hager. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Joyce Williamson Hager.
A Celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 at 6 p.m., at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 226 S. Main St., Goodlettsville, TN, with Bro. Tim Stutler officiating. Joe was a chemist for USS Agri-Chemicals for many years, and for the State of Tennessee before his retirement. He was a long-time member of Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, elder and treasurer of the church. He was a member & past president of Goodlettsville Civitan Club & a member of Goodlettsville Masonic Lodge 271. He was a man who loved his family & church & had a deep faith in the Lord.
He is survived by his loving & devoted wife of 36 years, Martha Louise Wood Hager; son & daughter-in-law, Jay & Liz Hager; sister & brother-in-law, Mary Ann & Grant Smith; granddaughters, Erinn Elizabeth Hager Cunningham (Eddie) & Caitlin Joyce Hager Vassar (Adam); great-grandchildren, Reese & Heath Cunningham.
The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 3-6 p.m., the hour of the service.
The family requests donations are made "In Memory of Joe Hager" to Goodlettsville C. P. Church, Rebuilding the Walls or the
, c/o Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy. 41 South, Greenbrier, TN 37073.
A special thanks to Caris Health Care Hospice & Preferred Care at Home. Also thank you to everyone at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church for your thoughts and prayers, food and acts of kindness to Joe and his family.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, (615) 643-4000; www.austinandbell.com