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Joel 'Joe' Eddie O'Neal

March 14, 1962 — September 29, 2020

Jesup – Joel “Joe” Eddie O’Neal, 58, of Jesup passed away Tuesday evening (September 29, 2020) at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Jesup, GA his parents were Eddie Lavester O’Neal and Margaret Goss O’Neal. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Drew O’Neal; and a sister, Brenda O’Neal.

Joe worked as a loader operator for Dixon Timber before becoming disabled and was a member of Blanton Grove Church of God of Jesup. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved being with his family and working with the Wednesday night Groves Kid’s Club (BB & Archery).

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Frye O’Neal of Jesup; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Mike & Dana O’Neal and Ricky & Melissa O’Neal all of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Billie & Dyllan Wells of Jesup; 7 grandchildren, Sarah O’Neal, Isiaiah O’Neal, Lily O’Neal, Saya Wells, Layla Wells, Evonne Wells, Dee Pacheco; 2 brothers, Lloyd O’Neal and Jack O’Neal both of Jesup; a sister, Janet O’Neal (Tracy) of Jesup; his best buddy, Trouble; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the family asked that you follow the rules for social distancing. Also, if anyone who does not feel comfortable with attending the services, the family understands and ask you to be in prayer for our loved ones.

Visitation will be held Friday evening (October 2, 2020) starting at 6pm at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A graveside service will be held Saturday afternoon (October 3, 2020) at 4pm at Odessa Cemetery with Rev. Josh May and Rev. Jimmy Dowdy officiating.

Pallbearers will be Randy Mason, Mike O’Neal, Ricky O’Neal, Dyllan Wells, Buddy Frye and Ernest Frye. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Bunch, Mickey Dennison and Eddie Deloach.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at


Frye Funeral Home
  • 136 Satilla Ave.
    Nahunta, Georgia 31553

Graveside Service

Odessa Cemetery
  • 4515 US 341
    Jesup, GA 31546


Odessa Cemetery
  • 4515 US 341
    Jesup, GA 31546
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