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Joseph Jefferson Hardee

June 2, 1952November 4, 2020
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Dr. Joseph Jefferson Hardee, 68, of Wake Forest passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones at his home.

Joseph was born June 2, 1952 in Takoma Park, Maryland to the late Joseph Marion and Thelma (Tatro) Hardee.

Joseph graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and continued his academics at Southern Adventist University and then to get his doctorate at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.

Graduating in 1982 he went on to open multiple Chiropractic clinics in North Carolina.

Joseph is preceded in death by his father, Joseph M. Hardee and his mother, Thelma (Tatro) Hardee.

Joseph is survived by his loving partner, Phyllis Faulkner; sons Brandon Hardee (Anne) and Travis Hardee (Brittany); daughter Brittany Brown (Matt); grandchildren Grace, Joseph, Lydia, Savannah, Lila, Liam, Scarlett, and Liza; his sisters Ruth Adams (Clint) and Sandra Snapp (Dean).

The family will receive friends at 11:00am on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1100 Richland Hills Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587. A celebration of Dr. Hardee's life will be held at 12pm. The family will rejoice with friends following the service until 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph's honor to the MDS Foundation; link below.

Arrangements with Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC.

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Jed Buckler

November 28, 2020

I grew up with the Hardees, Jeff/Joe and Ruth on Alma Street. Joe was a great guy. Although I was a couple of years older, we were good friends. Joe was a great athlete and we always competed in sports. Nonetheless, we enjoyed each other's company. I was just thinking of him recently. We went to Lake Fairfax for the day and met two sisters who we continued to see after that day. I smile whenever I think of that time. I am glad to see he had an accomplished career and a full life. RIP my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Megan and Scott Allen

November 18, 2020

Joe, there are no words to describe how much we will miss your smile and all the love you shared with us and many others.

To Phyllis and all the family, we pray that the Lord will hold you in His loving arms during this very difficult time. Please always remember that Joe brought joy to the lives of so very many and he will never be forgotten.

Love and prayers,
Megan and Scott Allen

Sandra Snapp

November 9, 2020

Sandra Snapp

November 9, 2020

Helen Diaz

November 8, 2020

My memories of Jeff date back to the JFK days in the late 60’s, early 70’s. Listening to Janice Joplin singing ‘me and Bobby MCGee’ in the Hardee mustang, and fits of laughter at the Hardee house and ours, to name a few. Jeff wasn’t only Sandy’s big brother, he was mine too. Sandy and I have been best of friends since those days, and she’ll always be my lil’ sis. I’m so sorry for your loss, Sandy, Ruth and all his family and loved ones. He’s gone too soon.

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