Sgt. Maj. William Joe Haire, USMC Ret.
(father of BHOK Vice President Andrew Haire, Sr.)
On March 27, 2014, Sgt. Maj. William Joe Haire, USMC Ret. entered into the gates of Heaven. Joe was a dynamic man that lived out sacrificial giving, first to his country and then to the preaching of the Gospel. Not a person he met escaped his question, "Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior?" A true evangelist, he walked out his faith with a passion, sharing the message of salvation wherever he went. We will miss him dearly, but rejoice that we will see him again one day!
Joe Haire is survived by his loving and devoted wife of thirty-five years, Bonnie Cartee Haire; children Ryan Best (Shea), Misty Buzbee (Greg), Andrew Haire, Sr. (Ashley), Rebecca Brown (Tracy), and Joey Haire; siblings Hubert Haire, Joyce Newsome (Thurman), Brenda Thomas (Grady), Karen Walden (Joe), Vicki Arrington, Reba Baggett (Kenny); grandchildren Angel, Kyle, Jordan, Carter, Elizabeth Ann, Ashlynn, Caden, Makenzie, A.J., and Hannah Grace.