Joe Willie McAtee 78, Lebanon passed away Tuesday April 25, 2017 at St Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington, KY. He was born on April 17, 1939 to the late Chester and Ella VanCleave McAtee. Mr. McAtee was born a native of Marion County where he worked at Springview Hospital for 22 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and seven sisters Margaret Owens, Dorothy Means, Sarah Porter, Doris Patterson, Mary Hayden, Daisy Means, and Ruth McAtee and one brother Henry McAtee.
He is survived by his wife Mary Margaret Epps McAtee, three daughters Mary and Carol Downs and Deidre McAtee of Lexington and Katrina Belle of Bardstown, Ky. Six sons Gary, Joe, Larry, Dewayne Downs all of Lexington KY. Bobby Joe Downs of Georgetown, Ky and Lynn Bell of Lebanon, Ky. One brother Chester McAtee Jr of Indianapolis also survives, along with 13 Grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives.
Funeral Service for Joe McAtee will be held at 1:00PM on Friday April 28, 2017, Prayers at 7:00PM
The family request visitation after 5:00PM on Thursday April 27, 2017
Burial in Ryder Cemetery
Pallbearers: Charles Neal, Tyrone Porter, Terry Furmon, Lynn Bell, Charles Burch, and Michael Johnson Jr.
Honorary Pallbearer: Ja'Ven Adams