of Greenbrier, AR
January 12, 1930 - February 10, 2020
Joseph A. Hartsfield, 90, of Greenbrier, AR, passed away February 10, 2020. He was born January 12, 1930, in Mount Vernon, AR, to the late Harvey Ross and Mary Florence (Rains) Hartsfield. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Taffy Latimer and his brother, H.R. Hartsfield, Jr. Joseph was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked hard as a construction worker for 30 years and was a member of Laborer's Local 1282 for over 50 years. Joseph was a beekeeper and member of the Bee Association. He was also a member of AARP. Joseph was a member of Greenbrier First United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir, cooking for the Men's Breakfast and going on a mission trip to Mexico. He volunteered his time helping with the Arkansas tornado cleanups and with the Red Cross Blood drive, to which he donated often.He is survived by his sisters, Wanda Wood (Melvin) of TX, Reva Nell Hartsfield of Greenbrier, AR, Patricia Payne of TX, Sue Hunter of AZ, Gloria Anne Hartsfield and Donna Hartsfield both of Greenbrier, AR; 10 nieces and nephews; numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 1:00pm, Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier with visitation one-hour prior to the service, starting at noon, interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Holland.
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family ðŸ™.
To the family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I recall fondly the time we spent at GFUMC together. I recall the men's breakfasts when most Saturday mornings Joe and I sat by each other. Now sometimes he would try to carry on a conversation with me while others were trying to talk, but that's one of the things that made Joe special. Speaking of the men's breakfasts, his bacon cooking was legendary. No one could compare to his painstaking diligence when cooking it. I recall him quite often calling me Pete, a play name from the church play we were both in many years ago. I enjoyed his stories about his bees and the past several years when raising bees was much more challenging. His protection of the honey he would bring was also well-known. Again, I'm sorry for your loss and sorry I can't be there personally to share my condolences. Steve
With our sympathy and prayers
we will think of some special days and times when we have seen arlis laughing. will be praying for sisters that have tried so hard to help arlis and take care of him for many months.