OBITUARY

Joseph Anthony Alfano

April 20, 1943November 16, 2020

Mooresville

Mr. Joseph Anthony Alfano I, age 77 of Mooresville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 16, 2020. Born April 20, 1943 in Fulton, NY, he was the son of the late Bendict Alfano and Mary Prisoll Alfano. His siblings, Nancy Dana, Sara Sperbeck, Chris Alfano, Vinson Alfano and Bobby Alfano also preceded him in death. Joe was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in China Grove for many years.

Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where after his service; he worked in maintenance in the cotton textile industry at Fiber Kosa for 31 ½ years. More recently, he worked in maintenance for Walmart Stores for the past 21 years where he was admired and adored by everyone he worked with and was known as “Papa Smirf” by his coworkers. He NEVER met a stranger and always put a smile on everyone’s face, no matter what the circumstances were. Joe was a selfless, kind and compassionate man who put the needs of everyone else before his own. He had a special gift for fixing things, no matter what it was and passed that gift on to his son and his grandchildren. He was a wonderful mentor to his grandchildren, always teaching them life lessons following them by going out to eat at one of their favorite places. Joe was a family man in every sense of the word, they were his world and he treasured every moment spent with them.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 53 years, Helen. He also leaves behind his children; Tammi Alfano (Nathan) of Mooresville, Stephanie Alfano (Marty), Jodi Goodman (Lynn) and Joseph Alfano II (Stephanie) all of China Grove, along with nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving him are his sister, Josephine Acome and brothers, Pete Alfano, Paul Alfano and Tom Alfano. A Private Memorial Service honoring Joe’s life will be held for the family officiated by Pastor Ken Reed of Concordia Lutheran Church. The family has requested you kindly remember Joe with memorials in his honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.StJude.org. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Alfano.

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Bonnie Overcash

November 23, 2020

Joe was such a good friend I could always depend on joe he never let me down joe was a hard worker dependable never missed a day for 20 years we all loved Joe and will miss joe every day and always
We love you Joe!!!!!!!!

Becky Duron

November 19, 2020

My heart goes out to Mr Alfano's family during this difficult time. Even though i met mr alfano once his grandson has told me stories about him and the bond they shared, You could tell he was a family man. Heaven gained one of the best men.

JeffreyJeffrey Walters

November 19, 2020

Yea joe was like another dad to me i was cslled by nick n da me jw and me and him had an awesome time for 17 years at walmart t
L.e. automotive shope he was always friendly fun loving and never meet a strange.i will always cherish his memory and the joy of knowing a wonderful man fr look end and my papa joe

Steve Lambert

November 17, 2020

Joe is not a man easy to forget. A true friend, always glad to see you when you approach. Like by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. Not a lazy bone in his body. I was pleasured to have known and worked with him. My God rest his sole and May he Rest In Peace. Until we meet again.........

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