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PENDER, Joe Joe Neil Pender, 68, of Roswell, GA, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011, after a valiant battle against prostate cancer. Joe was born August 29, 1942, in Hot Springs, AR to the late Buddy and Muriel Pender. He graduated from Hot Springs High School Class of 1960 and received his BS from the University of Arkansas (GO HOGS!) where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Joe started his professional career with Libbey-Owens-Ford (now Pilkington) in 1970, retiring in 2001 as Director of Sales and Marketing. After retirement, he joined Safelite AutoGlass where he was currently working as the Southeast Regional Sales Manager. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sheryl Haness Pender of Roswell; daughters, Candace (Greg) Yates of Decatur, and Whitney (Shawn) Griggs of Roswell; brother John Larry (Susanne)Pender of Naples, FL; sister, Suzanne (Mike) Lee of Little Rock, AR; mother-in-law, Barbara Haness of Hot Springs, AR; aunt, Ruth "Tweet" Hopkins of Hot Springs, AR; and his loving grandchildren, Sarah Miriam, Zachary Neil and Chloe Alayna Yates, Alexis Jane, Rachel Lauren and Tyler Joseph Griggs. They will sorely miss their "Po". He is also survived by numerous other family members and friends. His passions were his family, especially his 6 grandchildren, his work and the game of golf. He never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. Memorials may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401, (800)757-2873,, or the American Cancer Society. A celebration of Joe's life will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 PM until the time of service at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, Roswell/Alpharetta, 770/645-1414. www.north

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May 27, 2011
I just heard of Joe's passing today. He was an amazing man, a loving grandfather and a heck of a competitor on the links. I only knew him for a few years but he made a lasting impression on me. He will truly be missed.

Matt Forehand
Matt Forehand
March 18, 2011
I just heard about Joe and I am so sorry. Joe was such a positive person, I always had my most fun on the golf course playing with him. A true gentleman, father and grandfather.
Ken Brown
March 14, 2011
I worked with Joe at Pilkington for many years. Not only was he an exceptional boss, he was dear friend. My prayers and thoughts are with the family he was so proud of. Joe will be greatly missed by all.
Jon Beane
March 14, 2011
My heart sank when I read this. I worked with Joe for many years at Pilkington. Not only was he a wonderful boss, he was a great friend. My deep, heartfelt sympathy to his family.

Jon Beane
March 13, 2011
I have known Joe for many years as a highly respected competitor. He was a true gentleman in our industry. I am so sorry for your loss.
Hal Marcus
March 13, 2011
I worked with Joe at Pilkington for many years, Joe was a very smart and decent fellow, as well as a mentor. My heartfelt sympathy. The world just lost a very good soul

Marvin Feilhardt
March 12, 2011
With Deep & Heartfelt Sympathy........!!
March 11, 2011
I met Joe when he first started with LOF working for Harry Dye. He was a good guy and will be missed by those like me who had the honor of working with him
Palmer Gehring
March 11, 2011

Cary and I are thinking of you and all the family. We were so sorry to hear about Joe. We have great memories of spending time with yall at weddings, and family reunions. It seems just like yesterday we were all in Fayetteville having fun. We know he is in a better place, without pain.
Love to all,
Cary and Susie Parks
Cary and Susie Parks
March 11, 2011
Sheryl - I have wonderful childhood memories of the times our families spent together. My father loved Joe and I know the feeling was mutual. Thinking and praying for all of you.
Cathy Dye Kelly
McLean VA
March 10, 2011
I was a fraternity brother of Joe's, and a good friend during the college years.

I am so sorry to hear of his death. y thoughts are with his family and friends.

He was indeed a good guy and liked by everyone.
Mickey Cain
March 10, 2011
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Staff of Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc.
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