Uncle Joe

I ❤ Uncle Judge.

MACON, Joseph Allston, Sr. of Wetumpka, AL, passed away quietly in his home on January 15, 2010. Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church with Dr. James Troglen officiating with Ellison Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing. A private interment will follow at Pine View Memorial Gardens with Ellison Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends preceding the service from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church.

Born July 17, 1917 in Wetumpka, Alabama and reared in Elmore County, he was the son of the late T.L and Janie Sanford Macon, Sr. Preceded in death by all his brothers: William H. Macon, Ralph E. Macon, Thomas L. Macon, Jr., Felix L. Macon, John William “John Billy” Macon and children, daughter, Becca and son, Joe Macon, Jr. Survived by his lovely and devoted wife of 69 years, Helen Nix Macon of Maplesville, AL; son, Tom Macon(Cindy); daughter, Mary Helen Martin(Anthony), daughter-in-law Jo Rutledge (Rut); grandchildren, Joe “JoBo” Macon, III, Lee Macon (Misty), John Macon (Sarah), Kelly Macon (Crystal); Macon Martin, Madison Martin, great-grandchildren; Caroline Macon, Mary Katherine Macon, Lexie Russo, Conner Russo, Harper Macon, Joseph Macon and Jacob Macon.

Joe Macon graduated from Wetumpka High School and received his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1940. Macon volunteered for military service in 1942 and received his basic training in the U.S. Infantry before serving in the military intelligence corps. He served as the attorney for the Elmore county commissioners’ court before being appointed circuit solicitor, and he then was elected District Attorney for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit (Autauga, Chilton and Elmore counties) and later Circuit Judge which position he held for about 20 years until he retired. Macon was active in the community and civic affairs, and he was a member of the American Legion, a Mason and Shriner, a member and past president of the Wetumpka Lions Club, a member of the Elmore County and Alabama Bar Association and the Alabama Solicitors’ Association. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka where he taught Sunday School for many years.

The wonderful loving care-givers who helped him in his last hours: JoAnne Willis, Pat Hill, Marsha Greer, Janice Winborn, Tierra Winborn, Lisa Ellis, Amy Duke, Epatha Nolen, Gayle Thomas and Carolyn Cummings. Also, Helping Hearts Hospice assisted with his care . Pallbearers: Lee Macon, Kelly Macon, John Macon, Joe Macon, III (Jobo), Tommy McDow, Anthony Martin, Edwin Sanford, Ed Clapp, Clem Clapp, Harvey Clapp. Honary Pallbearers: members of the J. E. Morris of Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, AL

In memoriam, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 205 W. Bridge Street, Wetumpka, AL 36092.


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