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Joseph Tamer

March 31, 1947 - December 14, 2018

Joseph George Tamer, 71, of Hendersonville passed away on December 14, 2018, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Winston-Salem on March 31, 1947,the oldest son of the late George Tamer and Pearl Welborn Tamer.

 

He was a graduate of Bishop McGuinness H…read more

Joseph George Tamer, 71, of Hendersonville passed away on December 14, 2018, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. He was born in Winston-Salem on March 31, 1947,the oldest son of the late George Tamer and Pearl Welborn Tamer.

 

He was a graduate of Bishop McGuinness High School in Winston-Salem, and continued his education graduating from Appalachian State. He was a public school educator for 35 years in both Sumter, SC, and Henderson County, NC. After moving from Sumter to Henderson County, Joseph began teaching at Flat Rock Middle School in 1989. He continued teaching sixth grade at Apple Valley Middle School where he later became an assistant principal. He moved to Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School to become its first principal. He was named Principal of the Year for Henderson County in 2005.

 

He was married for more than 50 years to Pamela Kuykendall Tamer, a native of Hendersonville. He is survived by his son, Jeff Tamer of Hendersonville and a daughter, Melissa Fish, of Hendersonville. There are 5 grandchildren, Amanda Tamer, Wesley Tamer, Abigail Fish, William Fish, and Calissa Fish.

 

His siblings include Mickey Tamer of Manassas, VA, Tony Tamer of Wilkesboro, Vickie Nash of Winston-Salem, Andy Tamer of Lewisville, Chris Tamer of Mouth of Wilson, VA, Gina Player of Lewisville, Pat Tamer of Raleigh, and Susan Beckley of Winston-Salem. There are many, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 27, from 5-7pm, at Thos.Shepherd& Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Friday, December, 28, at 10am, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Martin Schratz officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home

125 S. Church Street
Hendersonville, NO 28793

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

208 7th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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