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In Light of your recent goodbye..We are standing together upon the seashore. A ship at our side spreads white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean -- an object of beauty and strength. We stand and watch until at length he hangs like a speck of white clouds just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at our side says, "There! He's gone!" "Gone where?" "Gone from our sight,

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Posted by: Richard and Sharman - White House, TN   Jan 28, 2013

Joel was a special person who helped a lot of people in his lifetime. He will be missed by many!! With heartfelt sympathy Art & Louise Blum

Posted by: Art & Louise Blum - Fennville, MI   Jan 25, 2013

Jean and Nick,
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Joel was a good man and anyone who knew him knew this to be true. He was always willing to give it a try....We admired him more than he ever knew and will never forget him. He is at peace now and no longer has to carry the load.

Posted by: Toni and Randy - Memphis, TN - friends   Jan 24, 2013

Joel kathy and Patty brought new life to vernon as jimmy was losing his.The strength and compassion of Joel had was evident from the first time he entered LCHS.The people that Joel entered into their lives were blessed.God gave him so many qualities that most just wish for.He is now again Jimmys best mate and blue eyes will always shine down as he protects like he always strived for.He will be deeply missed but all who knew him know that he enriched their lives.

Posted by: sharon lawrence clark - vernon al/ farragut tn, TN   Jan 24, 2013

Calling on Joel as a vendor was always a pleasure. Rest in peace my friend!

Posted by: Larry Hathaway - Grand Prairie, TX   Jan 24, 2013

Jean and family. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for your loss. I have never known anyone with such a passion for every thing he did. He was a boss,teacher, a positive motivator, a good hearted man and most of all a friend. For those of us lucky enough to know him, he made us all better. May your love and memories help you thru this difficult time. Hope to see you again someday my friend.

Posted by: Linda Laughner - Pittsburgh, PA - Former employee   Jan 24, 2013

I pray the Lord gives your family the strength to endure your loss of your son, husband , father and friend to many....He made an impression on me when I first met him and would do whatever he could for you....he will be miss.......

Posted by: Lily Dunnigan - Chattanooga, TN   Jan 24, 2013

Dear Betty and Horace, we have been saddened by Joel's illness and are so sorry to hear of his death. Our prayers that God give you the strength to bear this grief.

Posted by: Audrey and Bob Parrish - Florence, AL   Jan 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Joel was a good man that was always there to help anyone. I was proud to work for him. He will be missed.

Posted by: Angie Everett - Hendersonville, TN   Jan 24, 2013

My sincerest condolences to the Holland family. Joel, Byron and I were, what I'd like to think, best of friends. We did a lot of growing up together in such a short time during those high school years. I could tell that Joel was special. I could tell he had personal goals of succeeding in life, goals that I couldn't comprehend at the time. I'd like to think he succeeded. He was a great guy, and a blast to be

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Posted by: Greg Burnett - Vernon/Tuscaloosa, AL   Jan 24, 2013