Joe E. Starnes, Sr., 78, of Inman, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Upstate Community Hospice House in Landrum, South Carolina.
Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on August 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Charlie Starnes and Rachel (Harris) Griffin and stepfather, Denton Griffin. He was the husband of Barbara Bradley Starnes having celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Joe worked as a salesman with Sherwin-Williams, was a member of Green Point Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher for more than 30 years at Mountain View Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Barbara, a son, Joey E. Starnes, Jr. of Inman, South Carolina, daughter, Lynn Tisdale (Eric) of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; daughter, Amilliah Kenya of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; son, Charles Kenya of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; two brothers, Tim Starnes (Janet) of Morristown, Tennessee and Ray Starnes (Susie) Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister, Ruth Coronado (Gary) of Wilmington, North Carolina; and one sister-in-law, Margie Starnes; seven grandchildren, Sonnie Knox (Chris) of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, Tyler Tisdale (Emily) of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, Bradley Starnes (Jahna) of Enoree, South Carolina, Lanie Bradley (JoJo) of Landrum, South Carolina, Daniel Kenya (Anna) of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, Hope Kenya of Boiling Springs, South Carolina and Harry Kenya of Boiling Springs, South Carolina along with ten great-grandchildren.
He was also predeceased by one brother, Johnny Starnes and one sister, Jean Guy.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at Green Point Baptist Church, 1390 Rainbow Lake Road, Inman. Funeral Services will follow in the church at 3:00 PM with Dr. Charles Kenya, Rev. Bradley J. Starnes and Dr. David Lancaster officiating.
A private family burial will be held at Good Shepherd Memorial Park.