On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Joseph Wesley Daniel, III passed away unexpectedly at the age of 69.
Joe was born June 17, 1951 in Macon, Ga. to Joe and Mary Helen Daniel. He attended Stratford Academy where he excelled in basketball and golf. He later graduated from Mercer College in Macon, Ga., majoring in political science. After completing the Applied DX systems engineering course at Carrier, he pursued a highly successful career as a territory manager for Mingledorff’s, Inc., designing and selling heating and air equipment in the Savannah/Hilton Head/Augusta areas. He was a recipient of the Quota Busters Outstanding Sales Award from 1983-88, 1993-94, and 2000-06. He enjoyed being a long-term resident of Wilmington Island and member of Savannah Country Club.
He met the love of his life, Lynne Powell, in college. They were married for 45 years and together they raised their beloved daughter, Erin. Joe had a lifelong passion for golf, for food and cooking, for traveling, and for music, especially Southern Rock. Friends would mention a band only to find that Joe and Lynne had attended their concerts, often more than once. Joe loved cars, his cats, but most of all, he loved Lynne and Erin. He was always ready to talk politics and share travel stories with anyone who would listen. Friends loved Joe’s dry wit and humor—he was a loyal friend with a generous heart, known as AJ (Amazing Joe) and Josephus to those closest to him.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Joseph Wesley Daniel, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Mary Helen Schwartz, his wife, Lynne, his daughter, Erin (Mischo), his sisters Debby (Don) and Bonnylin (Mike), his brothers Bennett (Catherine) and Fred (Karen), and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.
A memorial will be held for Joe at a future date when the Covid pandemic has subsided. The family requests that in leu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his honor to AALS foundation: The ALS Association, PO Box 37022 Boone, IA 50037-0022 https://www.als.org/get-involved/ways-give
Dear Lynn , I was so very sorry to hear about Joey, I haven’t seen y’all in a while but always enjoyed email conversations with him.All of my prayers for you, your daughter and the entire family.... Rick
- Rick Hudson , St Pete Beach , Florida
Lynne, John and I were saddened to hear this news. Unfortunately, we lost touch after Joe retired. We especially remember the fun trip to San Francisco and Joe's farewell dinner in Savannah shortly before his retirement. We're thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
- John and Jennifer Tuckwiller, Beaufort, SC
Joey was my classmate at Stratford from 4th grade 'till Graduation 1969. Had not seen him in years but he called me a few months ago and we had a great talk. Joey was always a "TRUE-BLUE GUY" and I treasure his memory; especially the fast cars! Roll on my friend- no speed limits now! God bless you and your family. ALOHA
- Teddy White, Honolulu, Hi
Had so much fun catching up with Joey at our 50th class reunion last year. I am so sad to learn of his passing.
- Derry Burns, Macon , GA
My condolences to your family--Joey and I attended Stratford in Macon from 4th through 12th grades. We reconnected this year by phone when he called me to catch up on each other's lives for the past 50 years---what a blessing that he contacted me. I am shocked and will miss our rekindled friendship---May God bless you and know Joey's spirit is in a better place. Brink
- Avery B. Brinkley Jr (MD), Panama City, Florida
Dear Lynne, I was devastated about Joey’s death. We grew up across the street and our two families were very close. I had lost touch with Joey after high school graduation, but our mothers were close friends and I heard of him often. After spending time with Joey at our 50th reunion he called me frequently to discuss our similar politics and to talk about you and your daughter with much love. Joey was a true friend to everyone and I will miss him every day. God Bless you all.
- Nancy Cato Thomasch, North Richland Hills, TX
Lynn/ Erin and family: Reading this was a shock, Joe and I spoke a few months back and it was a nice trip down memory lane. I have not seen any of you in quite some time and have missed the good days on Tybee. Hopefully we can catch up soon. Please let me know about the memorial service as I would like to attend. Prayers for all during this time. Mike Hosti
- mike hosti, Tybee Island, GA
Lynn, Erin, Debbie, Bennett, Bonnilyn, Freddy and all of Joey’s family - Pam and I are praying for all of you during this difficult time. We pray that God’s strength and peace and Joey’s memory will see you through. In Christ - Lee (&Pam)
- Lee Pettis, East Dublin, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- A Celebration of Life Will Be held at a later date