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Joseph Allen Haley

October 6, 1960 — December 20, 2023


Joseph Allen Haley, affectionately known as "Big Joe," passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2023, at his home in Goodlettsville. Born on October 6, 1960, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, Joe lived a remarkable life filled with love, laughter, and a passion for his work and hobbies.

He graduated from Goodlettsville High School as part of the Class of 1978. Joe was a proud member of the Local 572 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union for many years. His dedication to his trade was evident in every project he undertook.

Not only was Joe highly accomplished professionally, but he also possessed an easygoing personality that made him a joy to be around. Joe was an avid fisherman. He spent countless hours on and around the water fishing with his friends and family. Joe also enjoyed spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes. He passed this love on to his children. He recently even got into the art of wine-making.

Joe's untimely passing has left an indescribable void in the lives of his loved ones. He is survived by his mother, Helen Haley. Also mourning his loss are his children Joseph “Little Joe” Haley (Kelli Petty) and Tara Haley-Walden (Brian).

Joe had a close bond with his brother Charles Haley (Kim). Their shared experiences created a lifetime of stories that will forever honor Joe's memory.

Joe is also survived by nephew Chad, who shared many treasured moments with his uncle. Joe’s grandchildren, Marissa, Braxton, Tristin, Vanna, Lillian, Briara, and Leah, will cherish the many memories they had with their Grandpa. Joe also leaves behind great grandson, Logan and great nephew Caden.

Denise Haley and Selene Bennett were integral parts of Joe's life as the respective mothers of his daughter and son. Tina Benjamins, Joe's girlfriend, provided unwavering support and companionship throughout their time together.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville on Saturday, December 30, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation(

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, December 30, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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