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April 15, 1929—Jan. 2, 2016 Joe L. Eller, 86, of Crossville, TN, passed away Jan. 2, 2016. He was born April 15, 1929, in Cumberland County, TN, son of Anderson and Flora Mae Dodson Eller. He worked many years as a service attendant with his brother at Roy's Service Station in Crossville and was also a United States Army veteran having served during Korea. He was a kind and friendly man who loved visiting and sharing stories which made him a favorite of the Hardee's Breakfast Club. He always had a handshake and a piece of candy ready for everyone he met. Most importantly, he was a faithful and devoted Christian man, a true example of the life Christ wants us all to lead. He was a member and served as an elder of West Ave. Church of Christ, where his work and effort to help others never stopped. He was loved by many who were honored to have known and worshiped with him. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Eller; son, Jerry Eller and his wife Vickey; daughters, Judy Barcus and her husband Dave, and Joann Mangus; grandchildren, Jason Barcus and his wife Nikki, Megan Wyatt and her husband Brett, Jeremy Mangus and his wife Bethany, Joshua Mangus, and Brittany Reagan and her husband Steven; great grandchildren, Bella Wyatt, Ava Wyatt, Anniston Wyatt and Bryor Wyatt; and special nephew, Austin Eller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence, James and Roy Eller, and grandson, Dustin Barcus. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Tim Hester officiated, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  January 7, 2016
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