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Joseph 'Joe' Wainright

August 7, 1937 — September 10, 2019

Nahunta- Joseph “Joe” Wainright, 82 of Nahunta, passed away Tuesday morning (September 10, 2019) following an extended illness.

Born in Nahunta, GA., his parents were Jessie Olin Wainright and Allie Thrift Wainright. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin Wainright and Matthew Wainright; two infant siblings; a step grandson, Rocky Flowers, Jr.; and his brother-in-law, Doyle Justice.

Joe retired after serving 20 years in the United States Army and 20 years with Dixie Road Builders as a Machine Operator. He was a loving husband and papa. He loved fishing and going to church.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Polly Rushton Wainright, of Nahunta; 5 children and their spouses, Alton and Sissi Cribb, of Waynesville, GA, Matthew and Felicia Cribb, of Nahunta, Laura and Eric Crews, of Waycross, Donnie Cribb, also of Waycross, Portia and Donnie Myers, of Collins, GA; 14 grandchildren, Kayla, Garrett, Dalton, Landon, Ashlyn, Alex, Noah, Austin, Carolyn, Patrice, Donnie, Cindi, Shey, and Debra; 4 step grandchildren, Roxie, Christian, Patrick, and Katie; 8 great grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Justice, of Hickox, Florrie Wainright, also of Hickox, and Theo Wainwright, of Dublin, GA; brother and sister-in-law, John and Glenda Wainright, of Hickox; two sisters-in-law, Diana and Amanda Rushton; two brothers-in-law, Charles and Michael Rushton. Also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday (September 11, 2019) starting at 6 PM at Hickox Praise and Worship.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday (September 12, 2019) at 2PM at Hickox Praise and Worship with Rev. Otis Johns, Rev. Randy Wainright, and Rev. Alton Cribb officiating.

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery with Military Honors.

Pallbearers will be Alton Cribb, Matthew Cribb, Donnie Cribb, Donald Shiland, Donnie Myers, and Eric Mercer.

Family and Pallbearers are asked to meet at the Church Thursday by 1:30PM.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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