Joseph Edward Almond Sr.
Joe Almond passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. He was a native of Swain County and was the son of the late Gove B. Almond, Sr. and Ethel McCracken Almond. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and also served 27 years as a volunteer on the Bryson City Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Jack Almond and Jr. Almond.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Cole Almond. Children: Eddie Almond (Lawana Cooper Almond), Ann Almond Howell (Bill Howell). Grandchildren: Will Howell (Jean Ann Howell), Courtney Almond, Ashley Almond (Bambi Persinger).
He is also survived by one brother, Jim Almond of Decatur, Georgia.
Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bryson City with Dr. John Tagliarini Officiating. Burial will be at Swain Memorial Park in Bryson City.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Saturday at the Church.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Bryson City, 37 Church Ave, Bryson City, NC 28713, or Shriners Children Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr.Tampa, FL 33607
Crisp Funeral Home is assisting the family.