Joseph Hamilton (Joe) Limbaugh, 79, of Hoschton, Georgia, passed away October 10, 2015. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Doris (Simpson) Limbaugh; his son, Steven Joseph Limbaugh (wife Katherine Limbaugh and daughters Morgan and Kaitlyn); his daughter, Gail Elizabeth (Limbaugh) Griffin (husband Dave and children Danial, Devan, Michael and Lauren). Joe also leaves behind many close friends and an extended family. Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of William and Georgia (Grogan) Limbaugh, Joe was a resident of the Atlanta area for over 40 years. After graduating from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, he attended Louisiana College on a basketball scholarship, graduating in 1958 with a degree in Accounting. He then served for two years in the United States Army before moving to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he met his wife Doris and married in 1963. He worked in the technology and software industry for most of his career before retiring in 2002. Joe was a lifelong University of Alabama football fan and enjoyed golf and many other sports. He was also an active member in the community; after moving to the Deaton Creek neighborhood in 2007, Joe started and ran the Bocce league, one of the largest clubs at Deaton Creek. A memorial service will be held at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church at 2:30pm on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church beginning at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joe to Hamilton Mill UMC or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Dear Doris and your family, What fond memories of you both during our MSA years. Joe was always a welcome presence whenever he’d visit H.R. and I so enjoyed seeing you both at the gatherings. I won’t be able to be there in person, but please know I’m with you in prayer and praise of this dear man.
    Love, Linda

  2. I have fond memories of working the night shift with Joe at MSA/DBS/Geac. He not only made a boring shift fun, but was also so patient with the ‘new kid’ and I learned a lot from him about many things. I’m sorry I cannot attend the service on Thursday, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. What a wonderful man! The world is a poorer place for his passing. I remember laughing with him at MSA – under it’s various names. And I always remember his kindness and willingness to help, to treat everyone with kindness and respect. Always a twinkle in his eye, a ready smile, and a laugh.

  4. My husband, John, and I remember Joe from our past history at MSA when we were in the building next to Lenox Square. Joe was always an easy-go-lucky and happy man. We shared many a good time together on the General Ledger Staff. I’m sure he’s left his corner of the world a better and happier place.

  5. Joe was always so kind and helpful He took the time to make sure I really learned. He was pivotal in my passion for my work. Thank you Joe.

  6. I have great memories of Joe from those wonderful years at MSA. He was the kind of man who helped make those years great. My condolences to his wife and family.

  7. Doris,

    I am sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a guy with a big heart and great ear for listening. Joe helped me early in my MSA career both professionally and personally when I relocated to Georgia.

    His listening skills are what I remember most – he understood, had compassion, and helped people through the challenges.

    Prayers & blessings for his family and for his soul. He is surely beyond the pearly gates and hitting the white-ball with friends & family.


  8. Joe was the guy you could always count on when we had a tough problem to solve. He taught me a lot. I am a better person for having known Joe.

  9. Joe was always such a pleasant person to be around and was there when needed during his long tenure with MSA/etc.. Who would have known we would end up living within a few houses from each other the last couple of years. Thoughts and prayers for Doris and the rest of the family.

  10. I have fond memories of working with Joe at MSA. He was always such a gentleman, so very helpful and such fun. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed.

  11. We have fond memories of the many years with you in our home fellowship. His friendly and warm ways will surely be missed
    by his loved ones and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Doris.

  12. Carolyn Elkins has already said it better than I could. Joe was absolutely the best and most honest manager I have ever worked with.

  13. I am thankful I got to work with and know Joe. He took me under his wing and taught me MSA applications when I first joined the company. No matter how busy Joe was he always had the time and patience to help others. An unselfish and loyal friend.

  14. Joe was the best manager I ever had. He brought me into MSA and guided me through my years at MSA. He was also kind and loyal to all. My life was better because of his friendship

  15. Doris and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe was a wonderful man as a husband, father, grandfather and friend.
    He had a welcoming and friendly way about him whenever we visited through the years.
    With sympathy and prayers,
    Joyce Koenig

  16. Dear Family,

    May Jehovah God comfort you during this time of loss. Though there may be little that can be said or done to ease your pain, may you find comfort in knowing that many care and sympathize with your sadness. Always know that Jehovah God is with you to strengthen and guide you. May your trust in his promise of a resurrection bring you peace. – Acts 24:15

    Warm Regards,
    K. L. Banks

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