Joseph “Joe” Pazourek, JR. November 13, 1941- October 28,2021 Joseph Pazourek, Jr., affectionately known as "Joe" and "Grandpa Joe", was born in Cleveland Ohio to Joseph and Mary Vesley Pazourek on November 13, 1941. Joe went to his eternal home after a short battle with Multiple Myeloma on October 28, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Joe was a man of God, a man of country, and a man of family. He grew up in Ohio, where he graduated from John Adams High School class of 1959. He went on to graduate from UOFS Florida College in 1974 with a BA degree in business management. Joe honorably served our country in the United States Navy from 1963 to 1969. He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, who enjoyed hiking, backpacking, canoeing, fishing, camping and hunting, although in recent years his hunting involved bringing a camera along on his hunts to do the "shooting". Joe was an animal lover, and he was very involved with BECAWS animal rescue and rehab projects and the Blount Count Animal Center. He also volunteered and graduated from the Discipleship Class at Rio Revolution Church and in the past as a youth leader at Fairview UMC. Joe enjoyed visiting Sweden, which he called his second home, spending time with his friends and family at his cabin in Tornedalen above the Arctic Circle. Joe lived by example a life of love, compassion, and respect, always helping others. He is survived by the love of his life- his wife of 28+ years Anita, son Joseph Robert Pazourek (Cindy), stepson Keith Wahlbon (Tonya), stepdaughters Dawn Stark (Bryan) and Kim Wittenberg, four nephews, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sister Marilyn Castigilioni (Tony) , 5 fur babies Petra, Precious, Daisy, Tobi and Petunia and many friends and neighbors who he treated like family. To know Joe was to know a friend, and he will be greatly missed until we are reunited with him one day in eternity. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Multiple Myelona at Myeloma.org, BCAWS at becaws1.org or a charity of your choice in honor of Joe.
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