Joe Allen Christie, 81, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at his residence.

He was born on September 28, 1938, in Davidson, N.C., to the late Walter and Margaret Brown Christie. Mr. Christie enjoyed his job in refrigeration and retired from the Mooresville Ice Cream Company after 46 years of service. He was a hard worker who loved to eat ice cream and go fishing. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, who will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Nick Heath; and sister, Faye Jones.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Kathleen Hardin Christie; sons, Tim Heath (Joann) and Joe Christie Jr.; brother, Walter “Frankie” Christie; grandchildren, Jason Heath, Stephanie Huffman, Heather Hamrick, Serena Christie, and Nick Heath Jr.; and 11 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service following at 11 a.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Giles and Rev. Luke Ellington officiating. Burial will follow the service at Glenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Abundant Life Church, 119 Foursquare Road, Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Christie family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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