L. Hartley "Joe"'s Story
L. Hartley "Joe" Burgreen Jr., 87, of Martin Road, Grafton, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2017) at his residence.
He was born Jan. 13, 1930 a son of the late Leonidas Hartley Burgreen and Georgia Ellen (Fullen) Burgreen.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Margaret L. (Martin) Burgreen; five children, Micah E. Cokinos (Mitchell) of Hiram, Georgia, Linda J. Vallorani (Ray) of Grafton, Richard R. Burgreen (Pam) of Concord, Georgia, Joyce L. Lambert (Tom) of Grafton and James A. Burgreen (April) of Molena, Georgia; twenty-one grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Betty Kisner of Grafton and Marion Ohler of Georgia; one brother-in-law, D. Keith Martin of Fairmont and also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert C. Burgreen and John R. Burgreen; one sister, Bettie Belle Burgreen Gower; and two great-grandsons, Carter and Landon Vallorani.
Joe retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Fairmont as a truck driver with more than 50 years of service. He enjoyed his family, church, truck driving, music, and farming. He was a member of the Harmony Grove Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harmony Grove Baptist Church on Saturday with Pastor Ernest C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at the Harmony Grove Cemetery. Mr. Burgreen will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m. at the church.