Josephine Mae Hogarth Tinker Starr passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Known as “Joan,” she was born in Lancaster Pa., on February 25, 1935, to parents John N. and Elva L Hogarth. Joan married and relocated to North Carolina in 1956, where she lived most of her life.

She was a retired nurse and an amazing homemaker. Joan enjoyed reading, find a word puzzles, coloring, cooking, sewing, and spoiling her beloved Shih Tzu, Olivia. She got the most enjoyment spending time with her family.

She is survived by daughters, Kathy Tinker Alexander (Richard) and Sharon Tinker Passaly; son, William Michael Tinker; grandchildren, Ricky Misty (Lance), Tosha Wendy (Will) and Tara (Daniel); great-grands, Andrew, Matthew, Abigail, Alexander, Tyler, Jacob, Tiffany, Nicolas, Aiden, Kaitlynn, Lea August, Addilyn, and Alijah; and great-great grands, Haylea, Adam and Scarlett.

She was receded in death by her husband, Leslie Theodore Starr; granddaughter, Kristie Alexander Kinley; son, James Grady Tinker Jr.; brother, John Nelson Hogarth; and sister, Kathryn Hogarth Bowers.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, July 29, at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Avenue, Statesville, N.C.

The family would like to recognize the outstanding Services of Carolina Caring/Hospice and specifically that of caregiver Ashley Chislom, whom Joan loved very much. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Starr family.

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