Joe Jack Dement, 86, of the Lascassas community, died Sunday, July 7, 2013.
He was a native of Normandy and was the son of the late E. Miller and Ruby McSpadden Dement.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Marshall Gupton and Ron Medlin officiating.
Interment will be in the Hollywood Cemetery at Wartrace.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine “Jerry” Bennett Dement; sons: Robert Allen Dement and his wife, Mary Ann, of Atlanta, Edwin Wallace Dement and his wife, Elizabeth, of Pekin, Ind., Joseph Miller Dement and his wife, Patti, of Fletcher, N.C.; daughter, Ann Dement Pockat and her husband, Richard, of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, John Miller Dement and wife, Maurine, of Normandy; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Albert Mac Dement and Ralph Ruble Dement.
He was a member of North Minister Presbyterian Church. He was a retired instructor with the Agriculture Department at MTSU and was a farmer. He received his bachelor’s degree and his master of business administration in agriculture from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was a longtime member of the Rutherford County Farm Bureau, Rutherford County Soil Conservation District, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Rutherford County Bee Keepers Club, a 50-year Mason and a member of Lascassas-Milton Lions Club. He was a veteran of World War II.
Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Joe Jack and Jerry Dement Endowed Scholarship at MTSU.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 615-893-5151
Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel. com.