Joe Gulledge Sr., 54, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Mark Twain Caring Center.

Mr. Gulledge was born August 18, 1962 in St. Louis, Mo.  He was an auto body mechanic and enjoyed restoring cars and hotrods. He also enjoyed outdoors, working in the yard and helping friends and family.

Survivors include his son, Joseph Michael Gulledge Jr. of Sikeston, Mo.; three sisters, Chris Emily, Michelle Harrison (Donald) and Yvonne Carl and a brother, Alvin L. Gulldege Jr.(Theresa) all of Poplar Bluff, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Shelia Vaughn.

His father, Alvin L. Gulledge Sr. and mother, Irene (Rodgers) Gulledge preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, followed by a graveside service and interment at 12 noon at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.  Donald Harrison will officiate.