Joseph "Joe" Francis Kleya, Jr., 87 Conover, NC - Passed away on Sunday April 9, 2017. A memorial service to celebrate Joe's life was held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. at Sandy Ridge Wesleyan Church followed with military honors. Inurnment will be at Salisbury National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family of Caleb Joseph Harris, 3239 15th Ave. NE Conover, NC 28613 to assist with his funeral expenses. The Kleya family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.