William Joseph ‘Joe’ Sullivan

William Joseph ‘Joe’ Sullivan

William Joseph “Joe” Sullivan, 83, of Anna, died Tuesday, Dec, 28, 2021, at his home. 

He was born on Sept. 6, 1938, the son of William Russell and Maude Louise Ellis Sullivan. 

He married Joyce Bryan on July 12, 1958, in Jonesboro. 

Mr. Sullivan spent many years as an over the road truck driver for Kenny Corzine. He also drove a bus and performed custodial duties for the Jonesboro School, as well as working in farm services for over 40 years. 

He also helped many children for many years cross the road as a crossing guard in Anna. 

He was a member of the Lockard Chapel Baptist Church. He liked working with, raising and riding horses. He absolutely loved his family and spending time in the garden.

Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Sullivan; children Billie (Terry) Henderson of Cobden, Linda Cain of Jonesboro, John (Cathy) Sullivan of Anna and Russell “Gene” (Lisa) Sullivan of Jonesboro; grandchildren T.J. (Tanette) Henderson, Amy (Jason) Penrod of Anna, William (Cheyna) Sullivan of Midland, Texas, Ashley Sullivan Bell of Anna, Derrek (Charley) Kerley of Anna, Lauren (Codie) Greer of Boaz, Ian, Easton, Arianna  and Emelia Sullivan of Anna, Rusty (Rachel) Sullivan and Jake (Kati) Sullivan; great-grandchildren Rage and Titan Henderson, Hannah (Jordan Dillow) Hileman, Mayci (Levi Moutria) Penrod, Ellie Penrod, Andrew Penrod, Madison Penrod, Hunter, John, Alex, Mia, Joey, Noah, Bryce and Trystan Sullivan, Daxtyn Kerley, Daisy, Wyatt, Hallie and Reed Sullivan; sisters Helen (Dennis) Williams of Auburndale, Fla., and Nancy (Larry) Hileman of Anna; many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and by infant sisters Nona Kay and Betty Sue Sullivan. 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Jack Richardson and the Rev. Lacy Betts  officiating. Interment followed in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Lockard Chapel Church. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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