In memory of
Joe Henry Hearn was born in Meridian, MS to Ola Mae & Joe A. Hearn. At a young age, he moved to Harrisburg, PA. where he resided until his death on May 4th 2021. He was surrounded by family & transitioned peacefully. Joe was a good-looking man with a magnetic personality & an infectious smile which set the tone for laughs and a good time everywhere he went. Joe was also a hardworking man. His tenacious work ethic, tough exterior, and take no mess mentality, combined with his kind & giving heart, made him a reliable and loyal provider and a fierce protector. His acts of kindness ran deep; from baking pies and making Blues & Gospel CD's for family and friends to shoveling the snow for his neighbors. Joe retired from Amtrak and throughout his 71 years he enjoyed martial arts, riding his award-winning motorcycle, listening to Blues/Gospel music, shooting pool, taking his dogs on long walks, telling jokes, eating ice cream as his evening treat, weekly breakfast with his railroad buddies, and ensuring that everyone who encountered him had a good time. Although he enjoyed many activities, there is nothing he loved more than pruning his flowers and manicuring his lawn, which was a blessing to all who had the pleasure to view it as they passed by. Joe was preceded in death by his father Joe A. Hearn. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann of 51 years; children Monica & Marcia Urrutia, Roxane & Joe W. Hearn; 3 granddaughters; his mother Ola Mae Hearn; and 4 siblings. A viewing will be held on May 9th from 11-11:45 am at the Hooper Memorial Home who is handling the arrangements. Viewing will be streamed on www.hooperfuneral.com .
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