Joseph Lee Lemmonds, Sr., 62, Hermitage, died July 25.
Lemmonds was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was the recipient of two purple hearts. Lemmonds was a member of the American Legion Donelson Post No. 88. He was a member of the National and the Tennessee Burglar Alarm Associations. Mr. Lemmonds was the son of the late, Billy Wilson Lemmonds, Sr. and Reba Jean Melton. He was also preceded in death by his son, Justin Lee Lemmonds.
He is survived by: wife of 42 years, Sandra Lemmonds; son, Joseph Lee (Alicia) Lemmonds, Jr.; brothers, Monty (Judy) Lemmonds, Billy Lemmonds, Jr, and Billy Lemmonds; sisters, Cynthia Carlton, Donna Harrison, Tammy Lemmonds, and Angel Lemmonds; brothers-in-law, Jackie Rhea Pugh and John (Patti) Pugh; sister-in-law, Melissa (Brent) Johnson and their daughter Hope; grandchildren, Jordan Smiddy and Prestin Lee Lemmonds; several beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was Monday, July 28 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation, Inc., PO Box 49, Annadale, VA 22003 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.