Joseph Venable Jr.
September 17, 1942 – March 26, 2019
Joseph Ward “Buddy” Venable Jr., 76, of Alexander, passed away in his sleep March 26, 2019. He was born September 17, 1942 to the late Joseph “Ward” Venable Sr., and Adelene Eudora Kochel in Little Rock, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents; his soulmate of 51 years, Judith Major; one brother, John David Venable; four sisters, Bobbye Sue Venable, Paulette Harris, Linda Breeding, and Mary Nell Cohrt; He is survived by his daughters, Bobbi Ann Phillips (Robert), and Kathy Venable Garner; five grandchildren, Mistica Martin (AJ), Shane Phillips (Cindy), Lauren Phillips (Jason), Ian Phillips (Kara), and Sydney Garner; seven great- grandchildren; two sisters, Katherine McHughes (Donald) and Angela Sallis; two brothers, Leonard and Keith (Sandy) Venable; and numerous nieces and nephews. Buddy was a kind, generous, and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He retired from Thompson Electric where he worked for 20 plus years with his faithful, loyal, high school friend, Don Thompson. Buddy loved to fish, hunt, pick berries and garden. Later on, he enjoyed going to the casino with friends and family. He was a good example to all his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren and our lives are definitely richer because he was here. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, 909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Ar 72201
American Heart Association
909 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, Arkansas
- Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, March 31, 2019
- Committal Service Sunday, March 31, 2019
Joseph Venable Jr.
March 31, 2019
I offer My Sincere Condolences in your loss. Buddy was a friendly, quiet, hard working indivdual. Greatly admired by all.
(former Thompson Electric employee and high school acquaintance.)
Gene and Charles Petty
March 29, 2019
We are grieved to learn of Bud's death. Our mother was Myrtle Venable, Ward's sister and Bud's Aunt. She is buried in a plot in Mulberry Cemetery donated by Uncle Ward. A kindness we have never forgotten.
We grew up together with Bud and shared many life experiences. One of the high lights of the year was the annual Easter Egg hunt at his home where all the Venable cousins gathered.
We live in Texas and North Carolina and the distance prevents our attending the funeral service. Please be assured we will be there in Spirit and will pray for God's peace for all our family members.
The poet Tagore wrote, "Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp for the dawn has come."
And so it has for Bud. He is being well taken care of and we will see him again in God's good time.
Love to all,
Gene Petty, Longview, Texas
Charles Venable Petty, Raleigh, North Carolina
PS We have made a donation to the American Heart Association in honor of Bud.