Joseph M. Accardi

March 6, 1926June 6, 2012

Joseph M. Accardi “Biggie” died early the morning of June 6, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle. He is survived by his children Mike (Judy), David (Donna), Sondra (Wayne) Morrison, and Fancy (Jeff) Huie. He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Joe was a World War 2 veteran and the Accardi's were one of the first families in Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Parish. He was an entrepreneur owning several businesses, both while as Sales Manager of Star Distributors, and also for the many years after his retirement. At the time of his death he was an active member of The Church of the Holy Spirit. Visitation will be held at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue (across the street from Memorial Gardens) from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012, with a Rosary to follow. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Park Avenue at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. The family asks that any memorial offerings be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . Online condolences and floral tributes may be offered at www.memphisfuneralhome. net. Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 901.725.0100


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2012

Joseph M. Accardi

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Danny & Teresa Langston

December 9, 2012

Sondra, Danny and I just learned of your dads passing. Please know that Danny and I send our heartfelt condolence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

June 13, 2012

David, I am very sorry to hear of your dad's passing and I know how much you will miss him. I hope that your sadness will soon be replaced with happy memories.
Ti voglio bene, il mio amico,
Lynda Webster
Knoxville, TN

richard & elizebth henderson

June 10, 2012

wish everything well under these conditions
richard & elizabeth

Harold Byrd

June 9, 2012

Dear Mike and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers on the loss of your beloved Father. May God be with you and give comfort. Harold Byrd

John T. Dwyer, Jr.

June 9, 2012

A true parent will do what is necessary to make sure that their children succeed in life and make a positive difference.
Mr. and Mrs. Accardi were two such parents.
I can say in all candor and with first hand knowledge, that if Mr. Accardi gave his word, it was worth more than all the gold in the world.
Turn to the word integrity in the dictionary and you should find Mr. Accardi's picture there.

I grieve for his family, but I rejoice knowing that the two people who epitomized Faith, Hope, and Love, are now reunited in Heaven.

Kathy and Dan Moore

June 8, 2012

Thoughts and prayers

June 8, 2012

Dear Mike,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sam and Melanie Riker

Freddy Tate

June 8, 2012

Mike, Dob, China, and Fancy, I am very saddended to hear about biggie.
Our families go back so far that sometimes I think I take for granted that they won't be here forever.
He seemed bigger than life.
I will pray for the happy repose of his soul, and for the "Peace of Christ", to those who mourn his passing.
God Bless The Accardi Family.
Freddy Tate

Jackson Baker

June 8, 2012

He was loyal and a friend, one of those tough but good-hearted guys you could always count on. I can imagine how formidable he was in WWII.

Ted & Puddin Hall

June 8, 2012

To the entire Accardi family, Puddin and I want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss of such a loving and gentle man among men. The deep love that flowed from each of you to your mother and father was so evident to everyone. Just being around Joe and Bell for the last 24 years has been a privilege. We too already miss Joe.