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Carey "Joe" Addison
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Carey “Joe” Addison 81 years of age of Vansant, VA, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Lebandon, VA. Born in Monk, VA he was the son of the late Roy Elmer Addison and Snoda Belle Cook Addison.
Joe attended Garden Methodist Church and was the former owner of Addison Insurance Agency. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and was a member of the Sandy Valley Lodge#17, loving father, grandfather and brother, uncle. Joe loved Buchanan County and devoted his life to helping others.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Sue Swaim and his brother Les Addison.
He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Addison Hess and husband Jimmie L. Hess, Jr. of Abingdon, VA; son, Carey Dean Addison and wife Liz of Lebanon, VA; sisters, Meryl Woods and husband Oakley of Mavisdale, VA and Eva “Liz” Andruik and husband Andy of Centerville, VA; brother, Donald Addison and wife Kathlene of Wardale, VA.
He was also survived by five grandchildren; Carey Dean Addison Jr. of Louisville, KY, Nick Addison of Bristol, VA, Jacob Addison Hess, Joshua Madison Hess and Cathrine Grace Hess all of Abingdon, VA.
Funeral services for Carey “Joe” Addison will be conducted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, Keen Mountain, VA with Pastor Hans Hess officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.
Joe’s Grandchildren and Lawrence Gray will serve as the active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Sam Hale, J.B. Rowellett, Johnny Slone, Brian Ward, Johnny Shortridge and Men of the Willowbrook Country Club.
The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home, Keen Mountain, VA after 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2017.
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The family of Carey “Joe” Addison have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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1:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609


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