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JOSEPH NEMETH

Joseph Nemeth, 68, 404 Greenbrook Circle, Unicoi, died at his home, April, 26, 2011, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Wyandotte Mich., October 20, 1942, to the late Joseph and Edyth Vallade Nemeth. He lived in Coral Springs, Fla. prior to moving to Unicoi County, where he had resided for the past 20 years.
He was a member of the Margate, Fla. Elks Lodge. Mr. Nemeth was a Christian.
Mr. Nemeth was a coin collector, avid reader, sports fan, and also made really good chili or spaghetti and meatballs. He loved his close extended family, which enjoyed meeting every week for Sunday dinner, and afterward playing games and enjoying each other’s laughter. His home was an open door for family and friends to gather.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Ralph King, Robert, Edward, and Richard Atkins and James Nemeth.
Survivors include his devoted and loving wife of 47 years, Amy Mann Nemeth; two daughters: Debra McKinley and husband Jerry, Piney Flats, and Shelly Keys and husband Tim, Johnson City; two grandsons: Danny McCreedy and Joey McKinley; two granddaughters: Amber McCreedy and Kristie Keys; two sisters: Margaret Guienther and husband Charles, and Dorothy Ulch and husband David both of Lincoln Park, Mich.; one brother-in-law, Walter Mann and wife Nancy and one sister-in-law, Linda Leach and husband, Sal; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial service for Mr. Nemeth was held Friday, April 29, at 5 p.m., at the Unicoi Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Arney officiated. Prior to the service special music by Johnny Mathis was played as well as a video tribute commemorating the special moments of Joe’s life.
Unicoi Funeral Home was in charge.