Joel Colley Armistead, age 69, of Lilburn, Georgia, died on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 9th at 11 a.m. at Wages & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Joel was born in Augusta Georgia. He was the son of the late Colley Dacus Armistead and Mary Bowles Armistead. Joel was a graduate of Richmond Academy in Augusta Georgia and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1969. Joel spent his career in banking and after retirement, worked for Gwinnett County in the Tax Commissioners office. He loved his family, friends, and his Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Thomas Armistead. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Eileen Armistead of Lilburn, his daughter Emily Armistead of Cumming, his daughter Anne Armistead of Brookhaven and his son David (wife Emily “Karen”) Armistead of Atlanta and his cherished Welsh Corgi Harry; brother, Frank (Shirley) Armistead of Cumming; sister-in-law, Mary Anne Armistead of Louisville; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The Armistead Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday November 8th at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA. 770-277-4550. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Peachtree Christian Hospice located at 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, Georgia 30096.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Joel’s death. I am so glad we got to see you all in Sept. It was so good to talk about the good times we had growing up. Thinking and praying for all of you. Jane and Bobby Anderson

  2. My heart breaks with the news of Joel’s death. We shared so many childhood memories with the Armistead boys. My prayers and thoughts are for you all at this sad time. Joanne Dill Hutcheson

  3. Very sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. We went to Richmond Academy , Augusta and Ga. Tech together. I am so happy we spoke several weeks ago . He was a wonderful and caring man , and he is now in a special place. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

  4. Dearest Eileen, Ann and Family,
    Our family is so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and love are with you through this difficult time.

  5. Dear Eileen and Family: I will be at the funeral “in spirit” while thinking of you all during this time of grief. Let Joel’s example of steadfastness guide you as you adjust. He was a bigger-than-life presence; feel him near you still. With love, John A. Armistead, Cousin.

  6. Very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You guys have a great family. Stay strong and supporting of one another. Our hearts and prayers are out to you. Curt and Lisa Horianopoulos

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing Joel. May God give you peace and wrap His loving arms around you all.

  8. Joel is my favorite cousin and we shared so many childhood memories from our summer visits in Augusta. My heart breaks that we can no longer talk of those times. Love and miss you Joel. Your cousin, Beth

  9. There are so many great “Joel stories” and every one of them is bound to make you laugh or smile. There will be a huge void without him in this world, but heaven is a brighter place now. I love you guys and am praying for strength and comfort in these difficult times.

  10. I will always remember Joel’s laugh and I know he will continue to laugh in heaven. With Sympathy and prayers.

  11. Dear Anne & Armistead family, thinking of and praying for you all! Much love from the Bolton clan. May you memories and joys out way your heartache!

  12. Thinking of your family during this time of loss. I’m sorry I’m not able to attend the service. Prayers for all.

  13. Dear Eilene and family. We have known the Armistead’s family through Frank and Shirley for over forty years and know what wonderful and fine Christian people they are. Joel was bigger than life and such a joyful man – son, brother, husband, father and friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you…

  14. I was so sad to hear of Joel’s death. Even though I had not seen him in years, he’s an important part of my childhood memories. My thoughts are with his family.
    Nancy Dill Ducharme

  15. Emily, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad Suffering no more, but glory in the presence of Our Lord Precious memories will keep you going Until you meet again

  16. So sorry for your loss and know he was such a fine man, husband and father! May the Lord give you peace knowing he is with The Lord!
    Dotti And Johnny Warren

  17. Joel and all the Armistead family were some of the best memories of my time in Grovetown and Augusta. It was so good to see Joel in August. I am sad for all of us.

  18. I’m so sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. I worked with him for several years in the Tax Commissioner’s office. I can honestly say that out of all the many people who have come and gone from this office over many years, Joel Armistead is the funniest and kindest person I have had the pleasure to know. He made me laugh over and over and I will never forget him. He always had such kind things to say about his family and his dog. He will truly be missed.

  19. So very sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. We were close friends during high school and had reconnected during the past year through facebook. A really good guy that I will miss as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. I was so saddened to read of Joel’s passing. He was a dear childhood friend of my brother in Grovetown. Our family has many precious memories of those years with the Armistead family, both at church and at the each other’s homes. Thoughts and prayers are with Joel’s family.

  21. Joel was the kindest person I ever met.
    Will never forget how much he helped mine and many other Bosnian families . He will always be in our harts.
    Thank you one more time.
    You will never be forgotten
    Rest In Peace

  22. Eileen, Emily, Ann and David,

    We learned yesterday at the Virginia game that Joel was not able to complete rehab. We are so sorry for your loss. We have missed seeing you at most of the Tech games this season. We come to games with the Schacks (top row of the section). Joel was always so kind to speak with and share either his program, details about a play call or some of his wisdom. We had been praying for your family and will continue to do so.

    Barbara and Gary Caruso

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