Joseph “Joe” Franklin Rich, age 69 of Asheboro, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving sister Carolyn by his side, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Joe was born in Randolph County on November 3, 1952 to Thomas and Ruth Hinshaw Rich. Joe worked and retired as a machine operator at Eveready. He enjoyed working on and repairing lawn mowers in his spare time. Joe loved going to yard sales, swapping and trading. He also loved making rat rods out of vehicles and drinking coffee with his friends at Hardee’s in Asheboro. Joe is preceded in death by his parents.
Joe is survived by his sons, Stephen (Sue Wildin) Rich, Mike (Katie) Rich; grandchildren, Austin, Jace, and Grace Rich; and his sister, Carolyn Luther.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203.