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Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church
Monday September 13th, 2021
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church
Monday September 13th, 2021

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Joseph Robert McMinn

Joseph Robert McMinn, passed away peacefully on the night of Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He shared his passion for children with the many educators and families he touched with over forty years of service. Training teachers, serving as a mentor, and caring for hundreds of students by providing security, a knowledgeable and dedicated staff and tremendous love. Some of his greatest teachings were how to love each other and to appreciate the beauty of the world around us.

Joe was an avid fisherman and hunter. Spending much time “under the weather” where he enjoyed the beauty of the Earth, peace and the presence of God. He often sketched what he saw in intricate detail. This is a talent he passed on to his children and grandchildren.

Joe received many rewards as an educator. But his greatest reward was his family. Spending time with his three children and grandchildren. Always in his heart. Son Bo and his wife Mary and daughter Kaitlyn. His daughter Julie, her husband Bob and their children, Finn, Sydney and Grady. His son Andy, his wife Allison and their three children Will, Gentry, and Emily. His wife and soulmate Diana. His brothers, Jim and wife Eleanor, Ray and his wife Mary Ann and sister Rebecca. A host of nieces and nephews, friends and wonderful neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Cruiser Bostic McMinn. A daughter-in-law Robyn Crosby McMinn and granddaughter, Lauryn McMinn. And brother-in-law Bill Owens.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church with Reverend Scott McMinn officiating. The body will lie in state from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for those who wish to pay their respect. Please kindly wear a mask.

Flowers are accepted and appreciated. Those wishing to make a donation in Joe’s memory are asked to consider The Fishers of Men, 214 PG Baptist Church Road, Marion, North Carolina 28752.

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A candle was lit in memory of Joseph McMinn

Lisa J Holland Buchanan Oct 25 2021 4:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph McMinn

Marian E Boyd Sep 27 2021 10:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph McMinn

Betty Sep 20 2021 10:53 PM

Joe was such a kind good man. Working for him at Glenwood Elementary was a gift. He did indeed love children as well as most everything God placed on this earth. He was one of those people that made life better by knowing him. I send love and hope that the memories with Joe surround you all with peace and comfort knowing how he loved you.

Pam Alexander Sep 19 2021 11:12 AM

Joe was my uncle an I his "favorite " nephew. Of course whether you were a teacher, nephew, niece or friend , he made everyone feel like the favorite. It's hard to describe to some how much of an influence my uncle Joe has had on my life. He was literally a second father to me. While my dad was a good man and great father who raised me as a child. It was Joe who really raised me as an adult. He is the one who taught me how to hunt, fish and to-be passionate about life, faith and family. He also taught me to be compassionate and caring and to freely express love for others without burden or embarrassment. He lead and taught by example and with unapologetic faith. Most may not understand this but I know those that knew him know exactly what I mean. I will miss him terribly!

Chris Owens Sep 16 2021 9:18 PM

Loved the video,,,would love to have a photo of his Dad and Mom,,she sent me Christmas cards as long as she could,I sure do miss them..

Jean Parham Sep 15 2021 1:24 PM

I am so blessed to have had the chance to have Mr. McMinn as a principal. I loved him so much. He was an amazing principal and person. You will be missed by so many people. You fly high Mr. McMinn, I love you ❤️

Caitlyn Teaster Sep 14 2021 9:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph McMinn

Sherry Dixon Sep 14 2021 9:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph McMinn

Lorraine Biddix Sep 13 2021 1:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph McMinn

Beverly Foster Sep 13 2021 12:27 PM

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