Joe Andrew Lundy, a longtime resident of Raymond, Washington, died on January 17, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Portland, Ore. Joe was born on June 4, 1933, to Charlie Lee Lundy and Ruby Fraley Lundy in Coeburn, Virginia.
Joe is survived by Rita Gee, his companion for many years, of South Bend; two daughters, Sandi Strickland or Sherwood, Ore. and Edie Montez of Wenatchee, Wash.; two step-children, Angela Bogdanovich or Tampa, Fla, and Randy Wyatt or Wenatchee; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Robertson, of Castalia, Ohio, Nancy Pippins of Collins, Ohio and Linda Sanders or Coeburn, Va.; and four brothers, Charlie of Oak Harbor, Ohio, Ellis of Raymond, Roy of Fife, Wash. and Elmer or Gloucester, Va.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Beatrice and Betty; and two brothers, Joe and Billy.
Joe loved fishing and always had his best pal, Sparky, by his side in his boat, for almost 20 years. Joe loved that little dog. He also liked hunting and traveling.
Joe had an extensive military career. He joined the U.S. Marines right after graduating high school and served for four years. He was discharged as a Sergeant. While in the Marines he received several medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal and the United Nation Service Medal. After discharging from the Marines, he joined the United States Air Force and served for twenty-three years. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, along with many other commendations and ribbons.
In 1968 Joe got a call from Washington, D.C. asking him to be an inspector for Air Force One, the President of the United States plane. He declined because at the time he had a wife and two children and there was no on-base housing and the cost of living off base was to expensive. He was an Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent. At retirement Joe held the highest grade for active duty - SMSGT.
After returning to Raymond Joe worked at Dennis Company for several years.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.