Joe H. Halcomb

Born on October 12, 1924

Departed on January 1, 2020

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Mr. Joe Henry Halcomb, age 95 passed away on January 1, 2020 in Nashville, TN. He was born on October 12, 1924 to the late Joseph and Gladys Adams Halcomb.

He grew up in Simpson County Kentucky. Joe was baptized at an early age and has remained true to his faith and is currently a member of Inglewood Baptist Church.

After graduating from high school he was drafted into the United States Army and served in World War II. After serving in the war he was in the landscape development business for over 72 years. He finally retired and sold all of his equipment this year at the age of 95!

He had a lifelong love of gardening and was an expert on growing tomatoes. His love for animals was passed on to his children and grandchildren.

Joe is survived by his wife of 23 years, Frances Halcomb; children, Rick (Barbara) Halcomb and Gary (Diane) Halcomb; four grandchildren, Nicole (Rob) Pittman, Trent (Meghan) Halcomb, Darlene (Don) Lee, and Paul (Leslie) Halcomb; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and two siblings, Billy Halcomb and Patsy Halcomb.

Joe also leaves behind his “bonus” family, children of Frances Halcomb, Jimmy Fuqua, Jeff (Chris) Fuqua, Virginia (David) Meadows and Robbin Fuqua.

Joe was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, brother and friend to all. He never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

A life celebration will be held 2pm, Saturday, January 4th at Hendersonville Funeral Home with burial in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 12-2pm prior to the service.

Family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sumner County Humane Society.

Honorary Pallbearers – McDonalds Men’s Morning Coffee Club

20 Comments to Joe H. Halcomb

  1. Celia Ellis
    January 3, 2020 7:32 am

    So sorry to hear of Mr Halcomb’s passing. Sympathy and prayers go out to Rick and his family.

    • Shirley Hauch
      January 3, 2020 11:46 am

      Sending love and prayers to Frances & all of their combined families. I will miss his loving & humorus personality. He was a wonderful human being. I know he is in God’s loving arms.

  2. K. Avant
    January 3, 2020 1:55 pm

    Mrs. Frances and Virginia, your loss is heavens gain! Joe is resting in perfect peace.

  3. Martha Hoover
    January 3, 2020 3:06 pm

    Frances,I am so sorry about Joe,he lived a good long life and was liked by many. I will keep you and all the family in my prayers. Love Martha Ann

  4. Brian L.
    January 3, 2020 3:40 pm

    Trent, Rick and to the rest of the family, I’m very sorry for your loss and our family will be praying for you and to ease your pain as you go through this. Wishing you the best in your time of grief.

  5. Ronnie Sarver
    January 3, 2020 9:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  6. Trish Fuqua Hurt
    January 3, 2020 9:24 pm

    So very sorry to hear about your husbands passing. You all will be in our prayers. Love, Patricia Fuqua Hurt (Kevin), Mary D. Fuqua, Susie Wright (Mike), David Fuqua (Wendy) and children.

  7. Wanda Sloan
    January 3, 2020 11:09 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss , Prayers and Thoughts are with you all 🙏🏼

  8. David and Pat Jones
    January 3, 2020 11:25 pm

    Rick,Nicole, and Trent, our deepest sympathies on the passing of Grandaddy Halcomb. We feel privileged to have been with him at family gatherings. His Southern charm and wit will be a part of our memories. Your family will be in our prayers.
    Love, Pat and David Jones

  9. Anna Marie Peterson
    January 3, 2020 11:31 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Mary Bennett
    January 4, 2020 1:33 am

    I am sorry for your loss. Love and prayers!

  11. Wendy and Ryan Pregel
    January 4, 2020 10:40 am

    Nicole thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the prayers help heal the void your family will feel forever. He was such a wonderful man. Heaven rejoiced as those left behind feel the lose.

  12. Sharon Smartt
    January 4, 2020 7:16 pm

    Rick and Barbara, just now learned about Rick’s dad. We are away in Florida and just want you to know how sorry we are for your loss. We love you guys. Jimmy and Sharon

  13. Teena Hamilton
    January 6, 2020 10:04 pm

    I met Joe Halcomb back in the late 60’s! He performed all the bull dozing work for Jones Homes!
    A gentle, great father, hard working, kind, smart, man. He was a friend to many, always there when needed! Anytime I ran into him over the years it was a pleasure to talk about the memories of seeing Hendersonville grow, children,& grands!! A Southern Gentleman!

  14. Marie Weakley
    January 7, 2020 4:08 pm

    Joe was such a special gentle man. His love for family was outstanding. My love and prayers are for everyone in the family. Francis, I wish I could have been with you Sat. I will see you soon.

  15. Jody Corley
    January 10, 2020 5:42 pm

    Rick, Barbara and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Halcomb. I don’t think I ever saw him that he wasn’t smiling. A wonderful legacy. Love and Prayers for all of you.

  16. Debbie Holt
    March 20, 2020 2:01 pm

    I am so sorry to just now be finding out about Poppa Joe’s passing. I called him on his birthday, left a message and never heard back from him. Which was unusual.
    I’ve just been thinking about him a lot lately. I drove by the house on Forest Retreat yesterday. Tried calling him again. After several tries saying it was busy made me go looking for him.
    It makes my heart sad that I wasn’t there to pay my respect and love for him. I have many precious memories of him and all of you. I would always call him when I had a gardening question! He was a very talented and gifted man.
    I lost my “last” mom/step mom in December. She had been sick for a long time. Hope Joe died as he lived, full of love and surrounded by family.
    He was special and will be greatly missed.
    Love and prayers for continued comfort and strength in the days ahead.

  17. Tammy Walker Daves
    March 20, 2020 3:19 pm

    He was an amazing man a great example.

  18. David walker
    March 20, 2020 4:30 pm

    Papa Joe. This was a good man, a hard working man and a friend to him who needed a friend. This man made my
    Life better by being a step father, boss, and friend to me.

  19. Christa Walker Kelley
    March 20, 2020 4:40 pm

    What a precious papa Joe he was in my childhood. Many precious memories with him! Loved spending my summers at the “BIG” house watching him work in the garden by the pool! Love to the family!

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