Joe Charles Bethea

November 29, 1935 - November 25, 2016
Joe Charles Bethea

Joe Charles Bethea, age 80 of the Wrightsboro Community passed away Friday, November 25, 2016.

Joe was born on November 29, 1935 in Dillon, SC to Charles Bethea and Rachel Lane Bethea.

Joe was a proud veteran of the US Navy and was retired as the Terminal Superintendent from the AMACO Oil Terminal in Wilmington. He was a longtime faithful member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church. Joe was proud of earning the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Joe is survived by his wife Jean Pressley Bethea; daughter and son in-law Andrea and Donnie Gore; sister and brother in-law Mary Ann and Howard Peters; one grandson, Dillon Gore; and three nephews, Scott, Todd and Chuck Kirkland.

A Celebration of Life memorial ceremony will be held 2 pm Wednesdsay, November 30, 2016 at Wrightsboro Baptist Church. The family will see friends an hour prior to service.

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  • November 26, 2016
    Leon & Awilda Smith says:
    Andera, we extend to you and your family our sincere sympathy. We love you and your family and will continue to pray for you.

  • November 27, 2016
    Calvin and DeLane says:
    Mr. Joe will be missed greatly. Our prayers are with you and yours for comfort in the days ahead.

  • November 27, 2016
    Jerry & Maryetta Wells says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this most difficult time. Cherish all of your wonderful memories as your Dad will always be in your heart. Our love to you

  • November 29, 2016
    Don and Peggy Singleton says:
    Andrea, Donnie, Dillon and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. Knowing he is with the Lord is a salvation to you. Love you!

  • November 30, 2016
    Kimberly TaylorLewis says:
    I did not know Mr. Joe for a long time,but I could tell he was a good man and had a loving family.All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.