Joseph W. Lea, age 80 of Greenback, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, September 9th, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Duane Jones Lea; daughter, Teri Lea Travis; son, Marc D. Lea; brother, W.J. Lea of Benton, Arkansas; grandchildren, Sarah, Shanda and Derek; greatgrandchildren, Aliyah, Hannah, Emma and Kylie and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace J. and Verda Marine Lea; siblings, Barbara Jantz, Evelyn Cromwell, Jo Simpson, Geraldine Arensdorf, Kitty Lea, Carol Helwer, Stanley Lea and Kenneth Lea. Joseph retired from the automotive industry and was a member of Cedar Point Church. Family and friends will meet at the Grandview Chapel at Grandview Cemetery on Monday, September 16th at 1pm with Pastor Kurt Steinbach officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, In Memory of Joseph W. Lea, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37919. www.alztennessee.org
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