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Joseph Vail Jr

February 5, 1945 ~ April 1, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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To my family and friends don’t worry about me.  Death beckoned me with outstretched hands and whisper softly about "An Unknown Land"; I was not afraid to go. I took Death's Hands without fear, for He who safely brought me here also took me safely back. And though in many things I lack, He will not let me go alone into the "Valley That's Unknown", so I reached out and took Death's Hands and journeyed to the "Promise Land". Keep me in your heart but let me go.

Joseph W. Vail, Jr. was born on February 5, 1945, to the late Joseph W. Vail, Sr., and Katie Mae Anderson Vail in Brunswick, Georgia. He received his formal education at Risley High School in Brunswick, Georgia. In his leisure, he enjoyed playing dominos, gardening, shooting pool and fishing.

The bible says, “Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the Lord. These were the words of Joseph W. Vail, Jr., when he was was united in holy matrimony with Sherry T. Walker on November 3, 2001, in Brunswick, Georgia.

There’s an open gate at the end of the road. Beyond the gate our loved one finds happiness and rest.  Where they’ll meet other loved ones, so we find comfort in the thought… that our loving God knows best.  Joseph W. Vail, Jr. departed this line on April 1, 2023. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Precious L. Vail; father, Joseph W. Vail, Sr.; mother, Katie Vail; brothers, Thomas Anderson, David Earl Vail, and Calvin Anderson; sisters, Barbara McCoy, Lizzie Lou Davis, and Virginia Vail.

He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Sherry Vail; daughter, Gloria Vail (Andre) Clay; son, Michael L. (Cynthia) Peebles; children-in-love, Rochelle Hodge, Raymond Hodge, and Yasmia Hodge; brothers, Eddie Nail, Sr., and Jerome Anderson; sisters, Shirley Raine, Faye Mack and Patricia; brother-in-law, William (Karen) Walker, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, and friends.




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April 14, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Funeral Service
April 15, 2023

3:00 PM
First Jordan Grove Baptist Church
2004 MLK Blvd.
Brunswick, GA 31520


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