Joseph Thaddeus “Joe” Bland, 94, died Saturday, April 9, 2011.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Hobgood United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Hobgood Cemetery. The Reverend Forrest Smith will be presiding.
Joe was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being in the outdoors.
Joe is survived by his wife, Novella Meeks Bland; daughters, Jo Ann Josey of Scotland Neck, Marie Harris and husband Kenneth of Newport News, VA, Lillie Harold of Hobgood, and Carolyn Swart and husband Stan of Raleigh; son, Joseph Bland and wife Carolyn of Tarboro; sisters, Sallie “Ora” Robens of Chester, VA, Ethel Kreicar of Newport News, VA, and Mildred Lochstampfor and husband Johnny of Seaford, VA; nine grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2011 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.