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Joseph Lucian Herndon

November 14, 1948 - August 08, 2021

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Joseph Lucian Herndon died on Sunday afternoon, August 8, 2021, of complications from cancer and chemotherapy in The Villages, Florida. Born in Camden, Tennessee on November 14, 1948, he was the second child of Joe Ted Herndon and Anita Hicks Herndon of Bruceton, Tennessee. He attended school in Bruceton, college at University of the South Sewanee, and graduated with a Masters from Columbia University. A historical preservationist by...  see more
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  • Linda Myrick
    Joe will be missed here in The Villages. He was loved by the dancing community and he and Geri made such a striking couple on the dance floor. He loved Geri tremendously and I remember Joe telling me that I would have to share Geri as Geri and I spent...  more
  • Phil Thomason
    I was deeply saddened to see the news of Joe's passing. I will always be grateful to Joe for hiring me in 1980 after I got out of graduate school with a historic preservation degree from MTSU. I enjoyed my time at BCT with Joe and the rest of the staff...  more
  • Tom McNiel
    I extend my sympathy to Joe’s family and friends. We were friends and brothers at Sewanee. Always a smiling face, saw less of him here in Nashville & lost touch over the years. A good man.
  • Barbara Harlan
    My sincere condolences to all the family. Your loss is felt by his friends as well. Joseph was a good friend and we enjoyed reminiscing about old school days during the time he lived in Hollywood. We watched a few football games, too. Gone too soon as...  more
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  • Joan Greengrass
    Condolences to Joseph’s family. I know he will be missed. May his memory be a blessing.

    I was fortunate to spend some time with Joe when he visited Bruceton a couple of years ago. It was fun catching up and remembering the time he, my brother Jordan...  more
  • Thomas Miller
    I will miss him. Besides being my brother-in-law, he was one of my best friends.
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