Joseph "Joe" White Church, Sr.

Joseph "Joe" White Church, Sr. entered his eternal, heavenly home on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Joseph was born on June 9, 1926 to Wyatt and Florence Church of Archdale, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his loving wife of 77 years Kathryn "Kat" Daves Church, his brother Wyatt Church, Jr., and three children, Johnny Church, Betsy Church, and Susie Luther.

Joe devoted his life to serving the Lord. Joe and Kat raised their children in Balfour Baptist Church in Asheboro, where Joe served as Deacon, including several terms as Chairman of Deacon Ministry. After 59 years of service, he was appointed the lifetime position of Deacon Emeritus. He retired from Burlington Industries where he served as Administrative Manager of the Klopman chain of factories. He served on the Asheboro City School Board and was Chairman of the North Asheboro/Central Falls planning committee. He was co-owner of Richard's Home and Garden Center and served as Chief Judge for Precinct #9 during election time.

Left to adore his memory are his children, Joseph "Joey" Church, Jr. (Terri) and Becky Solomon (Larry); grandchildren, who were the love of his life, are Ricky Luther, Katie Seamon (Russ), Jason Solomon (Qiao), Derek Church (Brittany), Julie Church, Christina Church (Michael), Beth Church (Stuart), Jessica Trogdon (Derek), Suzie Church, and Trace Church; and numerous great grandkids who were loved and valued by Joe.

Joe's body will lie in repose on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at Balfour Baptist Church, 1642 North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro with Rev. Gary Mason and Rev. Mark Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Balfour Baptist Church, 1642 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203.