Funeral service for Rev. Joe Ward Mayberry, age 82 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Wednesday at 11 AM at Fayetteville First Baptist Church with Rev Glenn Hester and The Honorable Larry Potter and Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial will follow beside his wife Martha Miller Mayberry in Dickson County Memorial Gardens. Rev. Mayberry passed away Friday afternoon at Lynchburg Care Center.
A native of Hickman County, Rev. Mayberry was the son of the late Tom and Flora Stewart Mayberry, a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, and was pastor of several Baptist congregations before becoming Director of Missions for the William Carey Baptist Association for 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter Vickie Radway of Frankewing, son Joseph Stephen Mayberry of Fayetteville, brothers Thomas and Ben Mayberry both of Centerville, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 5 PM till 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
I was surely saden to hear your lose. Bro. Joe was a man of God.He was all wayes a encourgement to me.He even had a few good things to say about me.I will surely miss him.
I have come a long way since I visited your home as a young boy and man. You contributed to my growth. I appreciate your kindness, and I have thought of you many times over the years.
I know that your children are going to miss your company, but I hope they are comforted knowing that we all will be together again one day.
A great man and a great grandfather. To serve so many people for so long with such an impact of the community he served. Everyone i have ever met who knew him always had a list of kind words to say about Daddy Joe, I believe he lived the most complete and fulfilling life possible. This being; everyone who knew him loved him, he served his country in a frogotten war, educated himself constantly, served others to the fullest, lived a happy life, and we never bitter of the cards life delt him. I don’t think there is much more to life than to live like he did.
I wish I could be there,
deepest love from Afghanistan,
Vickie and Steve, We know the pain in your hearts now so our prayer for you and your families is that God will grant you His peace that passes all human understanding. Your family has a special place in our heart. Your dad married us 40 years ago. Love and prayers, Debby and Bobby
Vickie and Steve: I am so sorry to hear about Bro. Joe passing away. He was such a wonderful Christian man. He is now in heaven with Mrs. Martha. I am sure they are happy to be together again. I have many fond memories of Bro. Joe as Director of Missions in Fayetteville as well as attending FBC, God bless you all, Janice and Brent Gregory
So sorry for your loss of being able to see your Dad here, but you know he is in Heaven enjoying his just reward. We can rejoice in the testamony he has left behind for wonderful memories to comfort you. I knew your Mother, Martha, while working at the craft store on the square many years ago. Precious people!! Prayers and hugs!
We are so sorry for your loss, Mr. Joe was such a wonderful person heaven has gained a great angel … Steve, Billy and I are so sorry and if we can be any help please let us know!!! GOD wrap your precious hands around this family and bring them a little comfort at this time!!!
Steve and Vickie,
We were saddened to hear of your dad’s death. We , along with many other friends, have some wonderful memories working alongside Bro. Joe. He always had a smile and something witty to say. He was a good friend to many and a great preacher.. always enjoyed hearing him speak. You both have our deepest sympathy.
Vickie & Steve, So sorry to learn of your dad passing. I have fond memories of him and your mom. This is a difficult time. Rely on friends, family, and faith. You are strong Mayberrys, you will get through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I love you. Yours, Lee Ann
Vickie and Steve, So sorry to hear about the death of uncle Joe. I hope that yo can feel the way about him as I did my dad. It was a relief to me because of what he was going through and what Mother and the rest was going through. You do have my sympathy. I am sorry that won'[t be there. I had back surgery about 6 wks. ago and it is just hard for me to ride very far or sit very long. We will thinking about you and work all works out well.
Love and best wishes to all of you.
Steve and Vickie,
So sorry to hear about your dad. I have many fond memories of his (and your) times at Rock Springs!!
May God be with you during this time of loss and sorrow.