Joe Biddix, age 87, of Altapass Highway in Spruce Pine, died peacefully on July 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born on August 8, 1931 in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Will and Belle Sullins Biddix. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rex V. McKinney and a sister, Ethel Elliot. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law; Mike Rensink and a daughter-in-law; Jackie Sparks Biddix.

Joe was a member of the Altapass Baptist Church where he had served as Chairman of the Deacons and had been both a Sunday School teacher Sunday School Superintendent. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a charter member of the Mitchell County Gideon’s Camp that was organized in 1990 and was retired from American Thread with forty-four years of service. For the last twenty years, he had been employed by Webb Funeral Home.

Joe was known as a people person with a kind heart and spirit. He was always looking to help others and particularly those in need. He loved people and his gentleness was easily evident to all that knew him. He loved his family and spending time with them. In his spare time, he was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Virginia Glenn Biddix of Spruce Pine; his daughter; Jackie Rensink of Spruce Pine; his son; Tim Biddix of Spruce Pine; his brother; Bruce Biddix of Spruce Pine; his sister; Cora Markford of Florida; his grandchildren; Heather Burleson and husband, Vic of Spruce Pine; Tyler Biddix and wife, Sheena of Spruce Pine; Jane Williams and husband, Dustin of Chapel Hill; and Freddie Tipton of Marion; and his great grandchildren; Colton, Luke, and Cadence Burleson; Hannah Biddix; Deklan and Kellan Williams; Austin and Briana Tipton.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service for Joe Biddix on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Altapass Baptist Church with Dr. Marcus Benfield, Rev’s Tony Lominac and Steve Davis officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends will be on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 11:00 am until the service hour at the church. Interment will be in the Glenn Cemetery.

In keeping with his personal wishes, Joe asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Gideon’s, P.O. Box 611, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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