Joseph G. Minton, P.D, RPh

June 18, 2021


It is with profound sadness that the family of Joseph G Minton, P.D., RPh, announce his peaceful passing on Friday, June 18, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Pharmacist and owner of Colonial Pharmacy, Joe was dedicated to the care and support of his patients and customers and loved them all. Joe led a life of service to others and was active in many community organizations. A history buff, Joe’s thirst for learning led him to many hobbies from scuba diving to sky diving and everything in between.

Joe is preceded in death by his father, Howard, and his mother, Irene. He is survived by his wife, Fran, his 2 children, Gray and Amy, his beloved Colonial Pharmacy family, and his cherished dog.

At Joe’s request, no memorial service or visitation will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to your favorite charity.

Special thanks to all of those who provided support and prayers during his illness. For a caring and generous man with such a big heart, it ultimately couldn’t support his body any longer, but he will be in our hearts forever.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Murfreesboro Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Minton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Ed Hicks
2 years ago

I had known Joe as a friend, a military historian as well as a fellow historical military collector for 40 years. His serious devotion to his family and friends along with his cheerful demeanor made him a true standout. When you think of Joe the term Southern Gentleman immediately comes to mind. He was a good man.

Charlie and Libbie Wilton
2 years ago

So sorry about Joe. He was so special to us, a wonderful friend, just a wonderful , kind sweet man. We have so many memories of great times spent with him, we will miss him so much. Our sympathy to all the family

Norman Smith
2 years ago

Truly a Man of Honor! Joe made a positive impact on my life and he inspired many along his journey. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Fair Winds and Following Seas…

Pat Hoggard
2 years ago

Mr Minton was a good man, a great boss, and a true friend and I will miss him a lot. I will miss our talks on history & ancestry & friends & family.& the projects we worked on together.

Marian Y Gatling
2 years ago

Sending my condolences to the family. Mr. Minton was a nice man, always willing to help when you needed it.

David and Betty Fisher
2 years ago

Mr. Joe will be missed by all whose lives he touched. He always had time to answer any questions that you may have on prescriptions, ciival war re-enactments that he loved being involved with and sometimes just to chat about nothing at all. May you rest in peace Mr. Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with your dear family.

Regina Parker
2 years ago

Mr. Joe was such a kind man and he will truly be missed. Praying for his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Robert C Parker
2 years ago

Mr. Minton will be missed greatly by so many people because of his caring heart and dedication to the community. I will miss our talks about history, parachuting and life in general. He touched so many hearts and I know he is watching down from heaven with Our Lord God. Prayers to all the family.

Lynn Johnson (husband Don)
2 years ago

Since i too and cited for heart surgery, I called him less than two weeks ago just to check in. We compared notes and he said” I’m getting better”. Yeah friend, you are at your super best right now. Will miss you and send peace and love to your family.

D. H. “Nick” Nicholson
2 years ago

Joe was always a gentleman. This is how I am going to remember him.