Joseph Lee New
05/22/1938 - 03/30/2020
Joseph Lee New "Joe" 81 of North Port, FL. passed away March 30, 2020 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, FL. Joe was born on May 22, 1938 in Lyons, GA. to James and Eula Bell New. At an early age moved to Annapolis, MD. Where he attended Annapolis High School and in 1956 joined the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force with an honorable discharge after more than 20 years. After retirement he worked for the Dept. of Agriculture as a Federal Food Inspector. In 1982 moved to Elloree, S.C., where he was the owner and operator of several businesses.
Joe enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will forever remain in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Meta Ann Zeigler New, son Timothy Joseph (Marsha) New, of North Port, FL., daughter Anita G. (Jeff) Dees, and granddaughters Morgan and Meghan Dees all of Winter Have, FL. Two grandsons, Josh new Pineville, LA, and Ricky New Valrico, Fl. A brother Loyd (Phyllis) New of Louisville, GA. He was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn, Grace, Nicky, Geraldine, and Faye. Two brothers Bennie New and Carlton New. Military services will be held later at the National Cemetery.