Joe Searcy Sr.

Published 2:56 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Joe Harold Searcy Sr., 71, of 1061 Moore Road died September 12, 2010 at Smith Phayer Hospice House. He was the son of the late L. B. and Ida Texie Stockton Searcy and husband of Rachel Wilson Searcy.

He was a retired supervisor at Phelps Dodge and a member of Sandy Plains ARP Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joe Harold (Tim) Searcy Jr. (Noelle) of Columbus; two stepsons, Thomas Bosket of North Carolina and Mark Anthony Bosket (Denise) of Columbus; two daughters, Debra Ann Turner (Roger) of Columbus and Wanda Gail Wehrstein (Richard) of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Crystal Hunnicutt (TJ) of Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, Jerry (Bob) Searcy (Lois) and David Searcy (Brenda), both of Tryon; five sisters, Louise West of Boiling Springs, S.C., Margaret Horton (Donald) of Spartanburg, Betty Meekins (Norman) of Tryon, Hazel Phillips (Jerry) of Lancaster, S.C., and Shirley McEntire (Forrest) of Tryon; seven grandchildren, Joey, Jessica, Amber, Ricky,

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Aaron, Adam, Jacob; one step- grandchild, Alex Nicole Bosket, and a family friend, Lisa Roddy.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Wilson Searcy, and a daughter, Phyllis Sharon Searcy.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 15 at Sandy Plains ARP Church, conducted by Rev. Paul Mulner and Rev. Jerry Phillips.&bsp; Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Rachel Searcy will be at the home, 86 Way Home Lane, Columbus, N.C. 28722. The children will be at the home of Peggy Ray, 166 Rippy Road, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

Condolences may be left at

Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.