Joe Prentis (4-7-20)

A. Joe Prentis, 81, of Counce, died on Tuesday, April 7.
He was born in East Tennessee, the son of the late Fred and Sally Prentis. He was united in marriage to Jerrie Parnell, who survives.
Mr. Prentis worked for one year for the FBI in Washington before starting to work for Packaging Corporation of America where he retired after 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Counce, where he served in various capacities, including being the Men’s Sunday School teacher for 20 years.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, Jerrie Prentis; he is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Prentis, of Counce; his sisters, Beverly Walkins, of Florence, Alabama, and Catherine Prentis, of Nashville; and his brother, Luther Freddy Prentis, of Arkansas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Prentis; and a half sister.