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Joseph (Joe) Edmond Lessard
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Joseph Edmond (Joe) Lessard, age 79, of Knoxville passed away early Friday morning, December 29, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Joe was born June 12, 1938 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe retired from Value Line Textiles having worked in the hosiery industry for over 45 years. Joe was president of his Homeowners Association as well as the local Packard club. His greatest hobby was restoring of Vintage Packard cars. Joe will be remembered for his compassionate and gentle ways towards life and his entire family and close friends, his love of music, hiking, traveling (Hawaii held a special place in his heart) as well as his fighting spirit battling Parkinson’s for 23 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonile and Cora Lessard; brother, Alfred; sisters, Yvette, Jean and Esther. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary Jo Holt Lessard; daughters and sons-in-laws Brenda and Joe Matthews II of Marietta, Ohio, Michele and John Waak of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law B. J. and Michele Lessard of Knoxville; grandchildren, Nathan, Taylor, Macy and Brennan; brother, Albert; sisters, Rita, Lucie, Theresa, Pauline and Doris; several nieces and nephews. Special nephew Buzzy and nieces Debbie and Linda. Heartfelt thanks to Robin and Vincent of 24/7 staffing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home to proceed to East Tennesee Veteran’s Cemetery, 2200 East Gov John Sevier Hwy for graveside services conferred by the U S Navy and the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923





11:30 AM
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

2200 East Gov John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914


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