James Joseph "Joe" Shuler
October 28, 1933 – April 15, 2019
James Joseph “Joe” Shuler, 85, of Athens, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019.
A native of Webster, Jackson County, NC, Mr. Shuler was a son of the late Johnny Robert Shuler and Floyce Burroughs Shuler. He was employed as Vice President and Branch Manager of the Barnett Shoals branch of Athens First Bank and Trust. He was also a Little League and high school umpire. After retiring, he worked security at Russell Research Center. He served over 13 years in the National Guard, sang gospel music with the Friendship Quartet and was a member of Whitehall Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shuler was preceded in death by his sister, Elease Shuler Chambers.
Survivors include the love of his life for 66 years, Jean Fowler Shuler; children, Toni Owensby (Terry) of Watkinsville; Greg Shuler (Annette) of Fayetteville and Rusty Shuler of McDonough; precious pet Mickey; sister, Frances Shuler Dowdy of Rome; grandchildren, Kim Owensby Waters, Kelly Owensby Saxon (Travis), Savanna Shuler and Hannah Shuler; great-grandchildren, Thomas Lane Saxon, Taylor Saxon, Trevor Saxon, Drew Waters and Haley Waters.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com
- Johnny Robert Shuler, Father
- Floyce Burroughs Shuler, Mother
- Jean Fowler Shuler, Wife
- Toni Owensby (Terry), Daughter
- Greg Shuler (Annette), Son
- Rusty Shuler, Son
- Mickey Shuler, Precious Pet
- Frances Shuler Dowdy, Sister
- Elease Shuler Chambers, Sister
- Kim Owensby Waters, Grandchild
- Kelly Owensby Saxon (Travis), Grandchild
- Savanna Shuler, Grandchild
- Hannah Shuler, Grandchild
- Thomas Lane Saxon, Great Grandchild
- Taylor Saxon, Great Grandchild
- Trevor Saxon, Great Grandchild
- Drew Waters, Great Grandchild
- Haley Waters, Great Grandchild
- Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
James Joseph "Joe" Shuler
April 17, 2019
Joe “The Dawg” was a good Man, Father and Friend to many. He will be missed. Please find comfort in knowing that because he lived a good life, he is now in Heaven with past friends and family. Who knows, he may already be telling them how to run the place. Ha!
See you tomorrow.
Diane Fowler Ledbetter
April 16, 2019
Aunt Imogene,Toni, Greg, & Rusty, you all know how I loved my Mr. America🇺🇸. How could I not? He will always be close in my heart. The many trips we made together, I will treasure forever. His love for Matthew I'll never forget. God bless each of you in this time. The Blessing is he no longer suffers and is singing in the streets of Glory with his amazing voice. I love each of you very much. God will hold you when you need holding! ❤ Love, Diane