MOUNTAIN CITY — Joseph C. Gildea, age 65, of Mountain City, TN, passed away on Monday July 18, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born on October 10, 1945, to Joseph C. Gildea and Helen Stadtmiller Gildea.
Joe loved dogs and was a regular volunteer at the Johnson County Humane Society. He was also very active in his community and was a volunteer at Johnson County Safe Haven, where he also served on the board. He was a member of the Johnson County Amateur Radio Club, call #AJ4W0.
Joe was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he also served as a choir member and assisted with the Methodist Medical Mission.
He is survived by his wife, Heather Gildea; daughter, Laurie Jean Wurm and partner, Rosemary McLaughlin, of Boonton, NJ; son, Jesse MacGregor and wife, Laura Yeackel, of Westmont, NJ; brother, William Gildea and wife, Karen, of W. Norris, PA; brother-in-law, Thomas MacGregor; grandchildren: John Mattison McLaughlin and Lucy Kathleen McLaughlin; and two nephews: Joshua Gildea and David Gildea.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Rye and Pastor Buford Hankins to officiate.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. prior to the service.
The family will also receive friends at the home located at 381 Deer Creek Crossing, Mountain City, TN, on Friday, July 22, 2011, from 12-4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Johnson County Humane Society, 919 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, TN 37640; Johnson County Safe Haven, 311 South Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683; or the Methodist Medical Mission, 128 North Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.mountaincityfuneralhome.com.
The family of Joseph C. Gildea has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.