Joseph Leak Haymore

Born: Sat., Oct. 20, 1956
Died: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Seagle Funeral Home

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Seagle Funeral Home

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Joseph Leak Haymore, 62, of Knoxville, Tennessee went to be with his Lord and his soulmate, Brenda

Haymore, on November 26, 2018 in Pulaski, Virginia at Lewis Gale Medical Center.  Joe was born in Pulaski, Virginia on October 20, 1956. He was the only son of Charlie and Dorothy Haymore. Joe graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1975. One of Joe’s proudest accomplishments was obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned his Bachelors degree in engineering at Virginia Tech in 1979. Joe also completed his Master’s at the University of Tennessee and doctorate work at the University of Alabama. But he was always a Hokie!  Joe moved to Knoxville, TN in in 1979 and worked for 39 years in Oak Ridge as an environmental engineer. He was presently employed at Pro2Serve.

Joe served St. Mark United Methodist Church in Knoxville for many years in a variety of leadership

positions. He was a certified lay speaker and he was finishing his his certified lay minister training of

which he was very passionate about.  Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Brenda Riggle Haymore, who died  December 20, 2017. He lives on through his precious daughter, Molly Kimberlin Haymore of Knoxville, his sister-in-law, Barbara Riggle Price Cain of Draper, Virginia, two nephews, Mike Price and his wife Chrissy of Draper, Virginia, Chris Price and his wife Tara of Radford, Virginia, four great nieces, and his special Aunt who was like a mother to him, Evelyn Aust of Pulaski, Virginia, and his best friends Greg and Sandra Purcell of Knoxville.  A memorial service for Joe will be at 3:00 pm on Friday at Seagle’s Funeral Chapel in Pulaski, Virginia with The Rev. Paige and Knox Wimberly and The Rev. Skip White officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A second memorial will be at St. Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday at 10 am, 7001 South Northshore Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919, with Rev. Skip White officiating. Cremains will be buried at Thornspring Cemetery in Pulaski, Virginia.  Molly requests memorials to Draper Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 90 Draper, VA 24324 and The Boy Scouts of America Camp Powatan, Blue Ridge Mountains Council – BSA P.O. Box 7606 Roanoke, VA 24012.  

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Mark Spivey
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
My heart breaks for the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers throughout each day. Joe and I grew to be like the brother neither of us had. We had very similar life circumstances, beliefs, and upbringing. You will truly be missed my brother.

David Hurd
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
My Prayers are ongoing. May God be with all of You.

Renee Dudley
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Molly your mother and father were both such special friends to our family. We loved them dearly just as we love you! It is so hard to even know what to say to you in this difficult time, but what I know is that God is sovereign. Our hearts are broken. We already miss your mother and now your father. I know your mother never said an unkind word. She was always an encourager to those around her. Your father had so much love for people. He cared for his friends and loved them deeply. I know he loved you more than anything. We love you too. We are here for you always! On or off the ice we are friends first.

Love Always,
The Dudleys

Darlene and Joe Purcell
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Our heartfelt sympathy to Joe's family.
My heart aches for Molly.
We met Joe and his lovely wife on three occasions and we were immediately drawn to Joe.
Such a wonderful personality.
I know our son Greg and his wonderful wife Sandra are feeling so many emotions right now.
Please know so many people cared for the whole Haymore family. It doesn't matter if you knew them for years or a short time.
Condolences to family and friends.

Tim Hyatt
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Godspeed Joe. It was an honor to know you.

Donna Gilliard and Joe Mitchell
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
We are sorry for your loss and share some of your grief. May the Lord bless and keep you.

Jim and Sonia Rogers
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
I remember meeting Joe when he first came into our organization at K-25 in 1979. He was always a very dedicated, conscientious, and loyal employee. I certainly enjoyed getting to know Joe, and it was a pleasure to work with him. Sonia and I offer our condolences to Molly and all the extended family members. Joe was loved by all. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you.

Jerry Gibson
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great person and friend. I worked with Joe for several years in Oak Ridge. He will be missed. Praying for your comfort.

Becky Lay (daughter of Tom and Dot Steele)
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
Molly, I am so sorry about your dad. Your dad and my dad were two of the biggest Hokie fans I knew. I know how much you parents loved you and how proud they were of you. You don't know me but I've known you since you were really little. Know that I loved both of your parents very much. If there is ever anything I can do for you, I'll do it in a minute. Live and prayers to both you and your family.💕 Becky Steele Lay.

Rita Wood
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Molly and Joe's family and friends! May God bless you all.

Nelda Rousso
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
Deep regrets . May you grow strength and continue to honor your parents by your growth.

We suffer great loss ,yet know we were blessed for the time we had them.

Nelda Rousso.
(Mother of Myra Rousso Love

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