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Joseph Wayne Altizer, Sr

  • Birth 7 Sep 1947 Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 2013 Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Summerfield, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 104722691


SUMMERFIELD — Mr. Joseph Wayne Altizer Sr, 65, passed away on Sunday February 3, 2013, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

A memorial service was held at 1 pm on Friday, February 8, at First Baptist Church of Summerfield, with Dr. Richard Odom officiating. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.

A native of Oak Hill, WV, Mr. Altizer was born on September 7, 1947, the son of the late William E. Altizer, Jr. and Marjorie Pauline Mullins Altizer.

Joe came to North Carolina twenty-three years ago with the Kroger Grocery Company, but retired from Guilford County Schools.

He was a proud veteran of the US Army, having served in the Vietnam War.

Joe was an active member and "soldier for Christ" at First Baptist Church of Summerfield and was also involved in the Cowboy Church ministry.

Additionally, he was a member of the Midway and Monroeton VFW Post #8297.

On October 24, 1969, he married Glenna Kay Matney.

Surviving are his wife of forty-three years, Glenna of the home; a son Joseph Wayne Altizer Jr. (Lara) of Marietta, GA; brothers Billy Altizer and David Altizer of Tazewell, VA, and Timothy Altizer of Moyock, NC; a sister Rebecca Guinn of Fort Royal, VA; granddaughter Shelby Yarbrough; brothers-in-law Edward Matney of Grundy, VA and Gregory Matney of Bristol, VA; sister-in-law Pamela Bland of Roanoke, VA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the:
Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home
101 Hospice Lane
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

or to the:
Midway Monroeton VFW Post #8297
961 Church Street Extension
Reidsville, NC 27320

or to the:
Wounded Warrior Project
Post Office Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675

Forbis & Dick Brooke Chapel served the family.

~ SOURCE: News & Record (February 6, 2013)





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  • Added: 6 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104722691
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