Joe Edward Vestal, Sr., age 83, of Bristol, VA, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Bristol Regional Medical Center.


He was born on September 14, 1935 in Elizabethton, Tenn., a son of the late Aly and Kate Hyatt Vestal. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and retired from Bristol Van and Storage where he had worked for 42 years. Joe was a member of Open Door Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Baumgardner Vestal; sister, Katherine  Hambrick; brothers, Charlie Vestal, Earl Vestal, Don Vestal, Shorty Vestal and Jim Vestal.


He is survived by his son, Joe Vestal, Jr. and wife Mitzi; several nieces and nephews.


The graveside service for Mr. Vestal will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Todd Crusenberry officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Weaver Funeral Home. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Vestal, Doran Osborne, Mike Campbell, Tony Pippin, and Allen Leonard. The family extends a special thanks to Tammy, Bobby, and Kayla Goodson for their love and care shown to Mr. Vestal.