Joe Marris Clonch

Joe Marris Clonch

Joe Marris Clonch, 73, husband of Alice Sebastian Clonch of North Wilkesboro went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Private funeral services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Donnie Shumate and Rev. Justin Blevins officiating. The public may view from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Joe was born June 5, 1947, in Wilkes County to Roy Lee and Fannie Jane Blackburn Clonch. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and sang in the choir for 40-plus years. He was retired from Lowe’s Companies as a delivery manager and also worked at Blevins Building Supply after retirement. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968, serving in Vietnam and Okinawa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Billie Sue Yount, Margaret Clonch and Kate Clonch.

Joe is survived by his wife, Alice Sebastian Clonch of the home; three daughters, Dr. Susan Blackburn of North Wilkesboro, Amanda Swift and husband, Joshua, of Lewisville, Erin Smith and husband, BJ, of Wilkesboro; two sons, Jason W. Clonch and wife, Tiffany, of Wilkesboro and Joel Clonch and wife, Allison, of North Wilkesboro; 11 grandchildren, Anna Blackburn (Andrew Shores), Andrew Blackburn, Matthew Blackburn, Cheyenne Clonch, Grayson Clonch, Sophia Swift, Jack Swift, Ella Smith, Liam Clonch, Caroline Clonch, Drew Clonch; a sister, Sadie Queen of North Wilkesboro; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 679, Hays, N.C., 28645

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