Joesph Leak Haymore, 62, of Knoxville, Tennessee went to be with his Lord and his soulmate, Brenda Haymore, on November 26, 2018 in Pulaski, Virginia at Lewis Gale Medical Center. Joe was born in Pulaski, Virginia on October 20, 1956. He was the only son of Charlie and Dorothy Haymore. Joe graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1975. One of Joe’s proudest accomplishments was obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned his Bachelors degree in engineering at Virginia Tech in 1979. Joe also completed his Master’s at the University of Tennessee and doctorate work at the University of Alabama. But he was always a Hokie! Joe moved to Knoxville, TN in in 1979 and worked for 39 years in Oak Ridge as an environmental engineer. He was presently employed at Pro2Serve.
Joe served St. Mark United Methodist Church in Knoxville for many years in a variety of leadership positions. He was a certified lay speaker and he was finishing his his certified lay minister training of which he was very passionate about. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Brenda Riggle Haymore, who died December 20, 2017. He lives on through his precious daughter, Molly Kimberlin Haymore of Knoxville, his sister-in-law, Barbara Riggle Price Cain of Draper, Virginia, two nephews, Mike Price and his wife Chrissy of Draper, Virginia, Chis Price and his wife Tara of Radford, Virginia, four great nieces, and his special Aunt who was like a mother to him, Evelyn Aust of Pulaski, Virginia, and his best friends Greg and Sandra Purcell of Knoxville. A memorial service for Joe will be at 3:00 pm on Friday at Seagle’s Funeral Chapel in Pulaski, Virginia with The Rev. Paige and Knox Wimberly and The Rev. Skip White officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A second memorial will be at St. Mark United Methodist Church on Sunday at 10 am, 7001 South Northshore Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919, with Rev. Skip White officiating. Cremains will be buried at Thornspring Cemetery in Pulaski, Virginia. Molly requests memorials to Draper Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 90 Draper, VA 24324 and The Boy Scouts of America Camp Powatan, Blue Ridge Mountains Council – BSA P.O. Box 7606 Roanoke, VA 24012. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.