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Joe T. Stern

July 16, 1946 - August 5, 2021

Joe T. Stern,75, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021.  He was the loving husband of Carolyn Mae Chambers Stern for 28 years.

Born on July 16, 1946, in Lynchburg, Va., he was the son of the late Robert Merle Stern and Helen Thompson Stern.

Joe worked at the Lynchburg Foundry as a Melting Supervisor for 27 years and as a Truck Driver of several local companies to include Sterling Oil, J. Crew, and Service Trucking.

In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by his two brothers, Bobby Stern and Wayne Stern and a brother-in law, Wayne Wheeler.

In addition to his wife Carolyn, Joe is survived by one brother, Robert M. Stern (Georgia); two sisters, Mary Lois Tomlin and Jean Crickenberger; sister-in-law, Mildred Wheeler and brother-in-law Fred Chambers (Jan);  his two sons, Mike Stern (Rhonda) and Howie Stern (Kathryn); a daughter, Tammy Stern Mays (Charles); two stepdaughters, Deborah Ramey Gibson (Daniel Gibson) and Cheryle Ramey Johnson; five grandchildren, Rachel W. Webber, Hunter L. Gibson, Brittany L. Stern (Jason Williams), Whitney D. Stern (Brandon), Marissa M. Johnson and Robert Liam Stern; five great-grandchildren, Madison Stern, Kaylee Stern, Levi Williams, Logan May, and Abigail Ferguson; long time fishing buddies and friends, Deon Bronson, Dennis Staton, Ted Woody, Steve Thomas, Carl Cowan and many more!

If you knew Joe, you knew a friend.  He was kind, compassionate, and generous. Joe was a hard-working family man who loved to work, fish and tend to his garden and flowers. Also, an animal lover he cherished his dogs, loved to feed the deer and birds. He will be greatly missed by many.

In lieu of Flowers the family has asked that a donation to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital be made in honor of Joe’s Memory.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502 is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit: www.obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Tammy, Michael & Howie, So sorry for your loss. Joe worked with my husband at the foundry many years ago. We spent lots of time with Joe & Diane and you "kids" between our home and yours. I think so fondly of you all, and want you to know you are in my heart Prayers. Sue Wilson

Posted by Susie Wilson on September 1, 2021

Dad, its been 3weeks since you left this earth,I miss you so much...I'm having car issues and always could call on you for advice and now I can't....Howie also regrets not being there at the end but don't think for a minute he doesn't think about you and Mike also...I know we haven't been the best kids ever but as time as went by we all have straighten up for the most part and we all miss you terribly...I'm so glad that I had come around and had made peace with our relationship,I'm gonna miss you so much dad,thank you for eveery thing you did for me over the years....until we meet again....your daughter Tammy...

Posted by Tammy Mays on August 21, 2021

Joe, my friend, we will certainly miss you. Although we didn't see each other much these past few years, we thought of you often. Best friend to Dennis. Best man at our wedding (at your home). Our kids still think of you as Uncle Joe! We had a lot of great times in our younger days! Dennis and thought you would be here forever! We will miss you deeply! We love you always, Dennis and Crystal Staton

Posted by Crystal Staton on August 9, 2021

Joe, my friend, we will certainly miss you. Although we didn't see each other much these past few years, we thought of you often. Best friend to Dennis. Best man at our wedding (at your home). Our kids still think of you as Uncle Joe! We had a lot of great times in our younger days! Dennis and thought you would be here forever! We will miss you deeply! We love you always, Dennis and Crystal Staton

Posted by Crystal Staton on August 9, 2021

Rest In Peace Joe. Your old friend Kenny Woody

Posted by Kenny woody on August 8, 2021

Rest In Peace Joe. Your old friend Kenny Woody

Posted by Kenny woody on August 8, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr Stern was a very sweet man and will be greatly missed! Sending thoughts and prayers to the Stern Family ❤

Posted by Robin Gallier on August 8, 2021

Carolyn and family our thoughts and prayers are with you . Sorry to hear about Joe. Let us know if you need anything. Love , Buzzy & Michelle

Posted by Michelle Foutty&Buzzy Wheeler on August 8, 2021

Worked with Joe at J. Crew , very kindhearted man .RIP my friend. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Diane Smith on August 7, 2021

Joe had another son, Joel Linkenhoker (Brittany) and their daughter Joey Mae.

Posted by Anonymous on August 7, 2021

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. He will be truly missed. He was such a nice man.

Posted by Judy and Keith Seigla on August 7, 2021

Joe was a very special man, he never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone. I went to junior high and high school with him, he was a very special friend that stayed in touch all these years. You will be missed by so many people!! RIP Joe, your work on earth has been done my friend.

Posted by Joanne Dowdy on August 7, 2021

Carolyn.... so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. During the Covid lockdown last year you came down and Anita fixed your hair. That's the first time Wayland had met Joe. He said he felt like he had known him for years. If there is anything we can ever do for you, please feel free to call us. Come visit anytime. ST. JOHN 14:27

Posted by Linda and Wayland Grubbs on August 7, 2021

Joe was a great dude who would do anything if you asked him for help. I worked with him at Sterling oil Co. and Service trucking. Enjoy that strawberry wine. You will be missed bud.

Posted by Hugh MacArthur on August 7, 2021

Joe was a great guy. I worked with Joe at J Crew i will miss him God got a great guy. Till we meet again

Posted by Lynn Fowler on August 7, 2021

Joe was a great guy. I worked with Joe at J Crew i will miss him God got a great guy. Till we meet again

Posted by Lynn Fowler on August 7, 2021

I knew you from JCrew, you were just the best!

Posted by Nan Ducharme on August 7, 2021

joe was a friend to all who met him. while working at jcrew, joe was a hard working man. with joe around, it was never a dull moment, as joe was always an upbeat guy. i know joe will be missed by all he knew. rest in peace joe.

Posted by cathy cash on August 7, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Joe. I don't guess I ever go in Grand Piano without thinking about him. He will definitely be missed. He is at peace now.

Posted by Susan Roberts on August 6, 2021

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