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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

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John "Joe" York

13 décembre , 19385 octobre , 2019

John J. “Joe” York passed away on October 5, 2019 at age 80. Joe was born in Memphis, TN on December 13, 1938. He was the son of Melvin A. York and Mary Craven York. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Mike and Roger York. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Stella T. York, sons William and Gary and his three beloved grandsons Gregory, Austen and Ethan. He is also preceded in death by his daughter Jo Lynne.

Joe attended Holy Names School and Christian Brothers High School. He was a plumber for 40 years. He worked for York Plumbing & Heating early in his career with his dad. He worked for Shook Plumbing & Heating for 15 years and he worked in the maintenance department for the City of Memphis for 25 years. He retired in 2000.

Joe loved people and did not meet a stranger. If you were his friend, you knew it. He used to say that to have good friends, you need to be a good friend. He lived that philosophy his whole life. He first met his wife Stella when she was eleven. They shared a paper route together. They married young and lived a life of many adventures. She was by his side the whole way. Joe loved fishing. His boat and his fishing buddies were his second love. He set a fabulous example of leadership and service to others by the way he lived his life. If he was involved, he was all in.

He will be missed. His legacy will be a life fully lived, full of love for his family and friends and kindness to others. Be thou at peace.

A visitation for John will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the York family.

  • FAMILLE

  • Stella T. York, Wife
  • William York, Son
  • Gary York, Son
  • Gregory, Austen and Ethan, Grandsons
  • He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Mike and Roger York and his daughter Jo Lynne.

Services

  • Visitation mardi, 8 octobre , 2019
  • Funeral Service mardi, 8 octobre , 2019

Souvenirs

John "Joe" York

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Sarah Mangold Caldwell

9 octobre , 2019

So sorry for your loss. Keeping y’all in my thoughts and prayers.

Elbert Martz

9 octobre , 2019

Stella, just want you to know I’m sorry I did not know about Joe until today. I would have been there. Joe was a good man and will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my prayers.

Elbert Martz

Dorothy (Dotty) Crain

8 octobre , 2019

Stella, Bill and Gary, my sincere condolences on your loss of Joel(Baby Joe!) Many memories of the Craven's and the York's thru the years.
Love and Prayers,
Dotty
Fayetteville, GA

Eleanor Michie

8 octobre , 2019

I will always remember Joe as someone who loved to make you laugh, always ready to help whenever he could and always brighten up the space wherever he wa.s. He will be missed by not only his loving family but friends and church family.

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Biographie

John J. “Joe” York passed away on October 5, 2019 at age 80. Joe was born in Memphis, TN on December 13, 1938. He was the son of Melvin A. York and Mary Craven York. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Mike and Roger York. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Stella T. York, sons William and Gary and his three beloved grandsons Gregory, Austen and Ethan. He is also preceded in death by his daughter Jo Lynne.

Joe attended Holy Names School and Christian Brothers High School. He was a plumber for 40 years. He worked for York Plumbing & Heating early in his career with his dad. He worked for Shook Plumbing & Heating for 15 years and he worked in the maintenance department for the City of Memphis for 25 years. He retired in 2000.

Joe loved people and did not meet a stranger. If you were his friend, you knew it. He used to say that to have good friends, you need to be a good friend. He lived that philosophy his whole life.
He first met his wife Stella when she was eleven. They shared a paper route together. They married young and lived a life of many adventures. She was by his side the whole way. Joe loved fishing. His boat and his fishing buddies were his second love. He set a fabulous example of leadership and service to others by the way he lived his life. If he was involved, he was all in.

He will be missed. His legacy will be a life fully lived, full of love for his family and friends and kindness to others. Be thou at peace.

A visitation for John will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the York family.