August 18, 1943 ~ December 23, 2010
Born in: Valdosta, GA,
Resided in: Knoxville, TN
Buren Staten "Joe" Register, Jr., 67, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2010 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Joe was born on August 18, 1943 in Valdosta, GA to Margaret Bridges Register of Fletcher and to the late Buren S. Register, Sr. who passed away in 2004. He was an entrepreneur in land development and his view on life was always unique, energetic, and entertaining. In addition to his mother, Joe is survived by Jessica Mills; one son, William Register and his wife Shelly, of Millersport, OH; one daughter, Saundra Gimby and her husband, Paul of Sandy Springs, GA; one sister, Beverly Berthelot of Fletcher and one brother, Billy Register and his wife Lisa, of Morristown, TN. He is also survived by two grandsons, Joseph and Nathan Register; three nieces, Tonya Koslo and her husband Tim, Tiffany Reagan and Shannon Cross and her husband Kevin; one nephew, Josh Register as well as close family friend, Michele Wellinghurst. On December 23rd we lost our Joe, an awe-inspiring and extraordinary man, to Lung Cancer. Joe was a special husband, son, sibling and friend and will be deeply missed by all of us who were lucky to be a part of his life. Joe loved his family and friends so much, and always enjoyed helping others with anything he could. We couldn't help but smile and laugh when he was around, for his view on life was always unique and entertaining. Joe was a kind man with an energetic passion for living. He loved to fish, snow ski, cut the fool, or just sit and talk. He knew no end to giving of himself for others. Joe wanted us to celebrate his life, and to let us all know that he looked at his death as the ultimate experience of his life, and as the beginning of his next new, exciting adventure. Quote Unquote. Joe, we love you forever!! The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. We will play country music in his honor during the evening visitation and would love to hear your stories and to share fond memories about Joe. We would be honored if you would join us in the celebration of his life, which will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 30, 2010 in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Thomas Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.