Joseph Wayne Wolfenbarger, of Bean Station, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the age of 77.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Jaynes; stepmother, Mary Grainger Wolfenbarger; father, J.W. Wolfenbarger; and stepson, Paul Anthony Maynard.
He is survived by his wife, Sherri Wolfenbarger; daughter, Casey Jo Jones; son, Lane Wolfenbarger; daughter-in-law, Kim Wolfenbarger; son-in-law, Dillon Jones; grandsons, Judge McCoy Jones and Cole Wolfenbarger; and brothers, Allen Kent Wolfenbarger, Mike Wolfenbarger, John Jaynes and Tom Jaynes.
He was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church. He was an attorney and served for 32 years as the General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge for his beloved Grainger County, Tennessee. He loved hunting, fishing, sports and above all, spending time with his family and friends. He taught us all to laugh, to be kind, to be fair and to love one another. He had many, many friends that he and his family love dearly. He touched many lives and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank his many friends and extended family who have provided so much love, support and comfort during this difficult time.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, traditional funeral services were not held. He lay in repose at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home Monday, January 11 from noon until 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 12 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Friends and family stopped by Smith-Reagan Funeral Home at their convenience Monday, January 11 from noon until 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 12 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Everyone was welcome to meet at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home Tuesday, January 12 at 1 p.m. and proceeded to Grainger Memorial Gardens for a 2 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Jack Ritter officiating.
Pallbearers were Lane Wolfenbarger, Dillon Jones, Cole Wolfenbarger, Allen Kent Wolfenbarger, Mike Wolfenbarger and Darrell Lampkin.
Honorary Pallbearers were Duffy Foutch, Doug Smith, Jim Eaton, Tommy Baugh, Jimmy Harrell, Mark Hammer, Michael Hammer, Kermit Jackson, David Tate, Eddie Tate, Keith Stansberry, Hugh Henry, Monte Herzog, Ben Larrance, John Jaynes, Tom Jaynes, Jack Ritter and Judge McCoy Jones.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge,