Joyce Hosea (12-26-22) service 1-2-22
Joyce Liniel Hosea, 93, of Savannah, passed away on Monday, Dec. 26. He was born on Aug. 9, 1929, in Hardin County, the son of the late Fred Steven and Wannette Bromley Hosea.
On July 27, 1974, he was united in marriage to Cora Tune, who survives.
Mr. Hosea honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Throughout his life, he worked at Savannah Housing Authority, drove a bus for the Board of Education, worked in sales at Grisham’s Men’s Wear for 13.5 years, and most recently worked for Hardin County as the Register of Deeds for 12 years. He was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist Church in Savannah, and had previously lead the music at Sharon Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed Southern Gospel music and sang in the Deep South Quartet for 9 years and also sang at many funerals. He enjoyed working on and collecting old cars.
He was a kind, tenderhearted man. He never met a stranger and could make conversation with anyone. If he knew you or your family, he would tell you how he knew everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cora Tune Hosea of Savannah; sister, Geneva Hosea Kerr Creekmore of Savannah; sisters-in-law, Nadine Hinton of Waterloo, Alabama, Elizabeth Lyon of Senatobia, Mississippi, Betty Wilson of Senatobia, Mississippi, Faye Boyette of Tupelo, Mississippi, and Karen McGee of Tupelo, Mississippi; and brother-in-law, Lane Tune of Tupelo, Mississippi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Andy Walker Kerr, Howard Creekmore, Willard Tune, John D. Tune and Ray Tune; and sisters-in-law, Louise Reed, Mervee Benson, Olene Shutt, Gertie Craig, Elizabeth Putt and Carlene Davis.
Memorial donations may be made to: Mount Hermon Baptist Church, 1845 Mount Hermon Road, Savannah, Tennessee, 38372.
Services were held on Monday, Jan. 2, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Savannah, with Artie Rivers and Phillip Shutt officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Savannah.