Joseph H. "Junior" Pye Jr.

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STATESBORO, Ga. -- Joseph H. ""Junior"" Pye Jr., age 75, died Monday, December 3rd, at Ogeechee Area Hospice after a brief illness.
Mr. Pye was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County and was self-employed with Pye Siding.
Junior was a 1962 graduate of Statesboro High School, where he excelled and lettered in football, basketball and baseball and was inducted into the Statesboro High School Hall of Fame in 1991.
After high school, he went on to play minor league baseball with the New York Mets.
Junior played and coached on numerous softball teams in the area and also refereed basketball games for several years.
He loved the outdoors and spent time dove hunting and fishing.
He was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. Pye Sr. and Daisy Gunter Pye; his brothers, Bobby Gunter, Alvin Gunter and Bobby Pye; sisters, Frances White, Margaret Clifton, Jane Brown and Shirley Harper.
Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Sandra C. Pye of Statesboro; daughter, Tammy Olliff, and her husband, Bob, of Statesboro; son, Tim Pye, and his wife, Ann, of Statesboro; sister, Patricia Royal, and her husband, Woody, of Statesboro; brother, Billy Gunter, and his wife, JoAnn, of Statesboro; four grandchildren, April Pye, T.J. Pye, Morgan Olliff and Erin Olliff; three great-grandchildren, Keith, Holli and J.T.; many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Reverend Wayne Miracle and the Reverend Buddy Morris officiating. Burial will be in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Johnny Royal, Donald White, Jimmy McCall, Mike Price, Brock McNamar and Tommy Jordan.
Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Cooper.
Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guestbook and share fond memories about Junior Pye.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, December 6, 2018
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Dec. 5 to Dec. 13, 2018
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