Joe "Joey" L. Mahood, 84, of Karns City, went to heaven to meet Jesus, Juanita, and other family, early Easter Sunday morning, April 21, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh in the company of his daughter Karin, and future son-in-law, Jody Sr., while holding hands with his youngest grandson, Josh.
Joe was born in Bruin on June 18, 1934. He was the son of the late Richard J. and Edith G. McElravy Mahood. Joe attended school in Clintonville, and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He retired in 2000, following more than 40 years of service at PENRECO in Karns City. In his earlier years, Joe enjoyed hunting. Later in life, he enjoyed working in the garage, mowing his lawn, and taking his grandsons fishing.
He had been a long time member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Karns City, and later attended The Church of God, and the Zion Assembly Church of God in Karns City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita C. Fink Mahood, whom he married on April 28, 1958. Mrs. Mahood passed away on September 10, 2014.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Karin L. Mahood , and her fiance, Jody Blystone Sr., of Karns City; a daughter-in-law, Sally Mahood, of Stafford, VA; three grandchildren, Melissa L. Duffie, and her husband, Sean, of Stafford, VA, Isaiah J. Mahood, and his fiance, Kendra, of Seneca, and Joshua L. Mahood, of Karns City; as well as four great-grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Sowers, and her husband, Ed, of Grove City; a sister-in-law, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was preceded in death by a son Kevin B. Mahood, a grandson, Nathaniel J. Mahood, two brothers, and four sisters.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main Street, Karns City, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, and on Wednesday from Noon until 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow from the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Tilton, a retired Church of God of Prophecy pastor, and the Rev. Brenda Reitler, pastor of the Zion Assembly Church of God, co-officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Chicora, Brady’s Bend, and East Brady American Legion Posts will be in Bear Creek Cemetery in Petrolia.
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