THREE OAKS - Joe Maxwell Lemon, age 85, of Three Oaks, died peacefully Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.
His life began February 11, 1936 in Mt. Hermon, Kentucky, to Charlie Lemon and Lois Myers. He married Myrna Payne on September 21, 1972 in Centreville, Michigan.
Joe's favorite passion was playing guitar, banjo, fiddle or anything with strings. He toured locally and went to bluegrass festivals all over the Kentucky and Mid-South. He shared the stage with many well-known bluegrass stars. Additionally, he was an avid vegetable gardener. Joe will be remembered for his barbeque chicken on the grill. Mostly, he loved taking care of Myrna and Rob.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his son Robert (Brandy) Lemon of Three Oaks; grandchildren, Ryan Adams of Ohio, Shane Boswell of Three Oaks, Joshua Boswell of Stevensville, Stephanie (Robert) McGrath of Edmonton, Canada; three great grandchildren; brothers, Les Lemon of Mason City, Illinois, James Lemon of Danville, Kentucky; sister Dorothy Walker of Glasgow, Kentucky; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrna; sister, Joyce Carol Wood; and infant twin brothers, Tommy and Johnny Lemon.
Family and friends will gather from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2021, in the funeral home.
Mr. Lemon will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Joe be made to Hanson Hospice Center, 4382 Cleveland Avenue, Stevensville, Michigan 49127.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.