Joseph Conant Hartley, 71, of Macclenny died on August 27, 2012. He was born March 28, 1941 in Macclenny and was a member of the local pipefitters union 234 until 1979. He was also employed by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, the former City of Macclenny police department, the Wayne County, GA Sheriff’s Office and later became chief of police in Odom, GA.
Mr. Hartley was a 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to the Macclenny Lodge. He was a master plumber and owned Hartley Plumbing for many years. He was an ordained minister and part-time assistant pastor at Taylor Church. He also served honorably in the US Army.Mr. Hartley was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary, his father Marcus Hartley and brother Larry Hartley.
He is survived by sons Andrew (Pam) Hartley of Macclenny, Dan (Missy) Hartley of St. Cloud, FL, Arte (Butch) Thornton and Joey (Terry) of Tallahassee, Howard Hartley of Arizona; mother Lucille Norton Hartley; brothers Edwin (Darlene) of Glen St. Mary, Jimmy (Pam) and Mark (Ronda) of Macclenny; sister Nancy (Joel) Ash of Macclenny; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mr. Hartley will be held on Thursday, August 30 at 11:30 am at Manntown Church. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at Manntown Church Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm after family visitation from 5-6 pm. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements.