Joe Louis Tarpley, Sr., 75, of 3272 Wyatt Farm Road, Axton, VA, died, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Born July 5, 1937 in Pittsylvania County, VA, he was the son of the late King Tarpley, Sr. and Nina Carter Tarpley. He was married to the late Barbara Pritchett Tarpley.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda “Libby” Brandon of Axton, VA and Theresa Booker of Clarksville, TN; two sons, James Tarpley and David Tarpley, both of Axton, VA; two sisters, Lois D. King of Capitol Heights, MD and Lucy T. Wimbush of Hyattsville, MD; six brothers, King Tarpley, Jr. and Kenny Tarpley, both of Axton, VA, Roger Tarpley of Ft. Washington, DC, Franklin Tarpley of Midlothian, VA, Clay Tarpley of Shalimar, FL and John Wayne Tarpley of Danville, VA; a special friends, Edell Clark and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2 PM from the Chapel of Fisher & Watkins Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Williamson, officiating. Interment will follow in the Tarpley Family Cemetery.
Fisher & Watkins Funeral Home is assisting the Tarpley family.