Joseph "Joe" Franklin Hardee Jr.

August 30, 1948March 2, 2014

Joseph Franklin Hardee, Jr., Joe, 65, of Raleigh, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at home of natural causes. He was born August 30, 1948 to Fannie Poe Hardee and Joseph Franklin Hardee, Sr. Joe graduated from Millbrook High School in 1967 and then attended Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC.

Joe proudly served his country in the United States Army Infantry and was a Vietnam Veteran. He worked in the family business Wynn’s Camptown and Marina. Joe retired from the North Carolina State Department of Revenue after 20 years of service. He was a member of North Raleigh United Methodist Church. In the past he volunteered with the Bay Leaf Fire Department.

Joe is survived by his mother, Fannie Poe Hardee; brother, Robert C. Hardee, Sr. and his wife Susan; nephews, Robert C. Hardee, Jr. and his wife Emily, Michael M. Hardee, and Christopher W. Hardee; and great nephew, Calvin Hardee.

Joe is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Franklin Hardee, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615. The family will receive visitors starting at 1:45 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd. Please visit


  • Family to Receive Friends Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Joseph "Joe" Franklin Hardee Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

"Pete" Montague

March 9, 2014

Sorry to hear of the loss of Joe Hardee. While he was behind me at MHS (1965), I remember Mrs. Hardee as one of my favorite teachers. My prayers to the family, I truly understand the loss.

Jay Wood

March 8, 2014

I was greatly saddened to hear of Joes passing, I will always remember the fun we had at Wynns. My best wishes for the family. Jay Wood

Roy Jarvis

March 6, 2014

I just learned about Joe's passing and was saddened. Have not seen him in many years. I am gratified to know he left such a fine legacy. I hold very fond memories of Mrs.Hardee as well.

Porter Shaw

March 6, 2014

May you be comforted in Gods grace and love in this time of the transition of Joe passing from his earthly life to his eternal life with God.

Linda Ward Masquat

March 6, 2014

Heaven is blessed. I am so sad to think of Joe's passing. I extend gratitude for the service he gave to our country & his sweet, gentle friendliness as a fellow classmate. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe's family. Joe & I attended eighth grade under the care of one of my favorite teachers...his Mom. Mrs. Hardee, my heart goes out to you in your loss; May our Lord comfort you & give you peace.

Vicki Stephens Murray

March 6, 2014

As a former classmate at Millbrook, I remember Joe well and I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. Mrs. Hardee was one of my favorite all-time teachers. My sincere sympathy to the family. God Bless.

Cathy Schnurr

March 5, 2014

I am so happy to have visited Joe and Fannie on Thursday of last week. Joe and I shared some good laughs. We had August birthdays, left-handedness, and the same blood type. How about that?
Joe was a good man and did a lot for the Church. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the Hardee family.
Cathy Schnurr

Gail Ward

March 5, 2014

I am so very sorry for the loss Joe. May God give each of you peace and comfort.

george gupton

March 5, 2014

Sorry to hear about the passing of joe. He was a good fellow. I graduate with his brother bob. His mother taught me in school T millbrook. I thought the world of his entire family, good folks. Sorry for your family loss.

Terry & Diane Mason

March 5, 2014

So sorry to hear about Joe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.