Joseph Robert Law, Sr. "Joe" of Millen, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 24. 2021 at the age of 70. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. His love for his family was his greatest joy. A native of Millen, Georgia, he was born on April 15, 1960 to the late Wilkes Aiken Law, Jr. and Carolyn Palmer Law. Joe graduated in 1968 from Jenkins County High School and later attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia. He was a member of Habersham United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for twenty plus years and served as Lay Leader. He was a lover of Georgia Bulldog Football, an avid gardener and an amazing cook. He enjoyed watching his grandsons play baseball and his granddaughter dance and perform gymnastics. For the last twenty plus years, he enjoyed working alongside his brother in law, Walter Bragg, at Millen Auto Parts. His greatest childhood memories included spending summers at St. Simons Island with his parents and sisters and later serving as a counselor at Athens Y Camp for many years. Joe was a wonderful athlete in high school and proudly wore the number 12 for the Jenkins County Eagles. On June 14, 2020, Joe renewed his 50th wedding anniversary vows with his high school sweetheart, Carolyn. Joe loved the Lord, and he loved sharing his testimony.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, visitation will be held at Burke Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral services will be at the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Graveside service will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, 703 West 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA.
Joe was proceeded in death by his parents, W. A. Law, Jr. and Carolyn Palmer Law. He was also proceeded in death by his sisters, Lyn Law Day and Palmer Law Ellsworth and a brother Wilkes Aiken Law, III. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Sapp Law, daughter's Paige Law (Robert), Leslie Law Williams (Jason), and son Joseph Robert Law, Jr. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart. He was fondly known to them as "Joe Joe". Frank Alton (Trey) Black, III, Wilkes Aiken Black and Bella Grace Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Cleve Newton, Eddie Dickey, Freddie Yelton, and Shelley Griffin.
Active pallbearers will be Bill Lively, Rocky Yelton, Ben Knight, Mike Reese, Roy Cook, Junior Joyner, Math Johnson, and Jamie Newton.
Memorials may be made to Habersham United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 82, Perkins, GA 30442. Burke Memorial Funeral Home, 842 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA, is in charge of arrangements.
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