Joe W. Shambley

Published 10:33 am Monday, March 21, 2016

WINTERVILLE, NC – Joe Willie Shambley, 74, of Winterville, NC passed away on March 4, 2016.

Joe was born in Colerain, NC to the late Willie R. Shambley and Gracie F. Shambley. His original and only church of membership was Wynns Grove Baptist Church (now known as Greater Wynns Grove) in Colerain. There he served on the Usher Board, Junior Choir, and as a Sunday School Teacher.

He graduated from C.G. White High School, Powellsville, NC, Elizabeth City State University, and Teachers College-Columbia University, NY. He spent his entire 34 year career teaching at Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY before retiring in 1999 and returning to North Carolina.

He was a long time volunteer Instructor for the AARP Driver Safety Program, retiring with the status of Instructor Emeritus in April 2015. He served on many community volunteer boards and committees in both NC and NY including: Community Action Committee to Help the Economy (CACHE), The United Way, Board of Equalization and Review, Senior Tar Heel Legislature, Regional Action Committee, Habitat for Humanity, ECSU Alumni Chapters, Mid-East Commission, Winterville Planning and Zoning Board and State Health Insurance Information Program.

He was a life member of the ECSU Alumni Association and Sullivan ARC (NY), a member of Bethany Lodge of Prince Hall Masons (NY), Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, NAACP, 100 Black Men of America and an Emeritus member of Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs in Overland Park, Kansas.

Treasured memories will remain with his loving wife of 50 years, Callie Joyner Shambley; a daughter, Kendra Greco Shambley of New York; three grandchildren: Eric Shambley of Wichita, KS, Kayla Greco of Buffalo, NY, and Joseph Greco of Monticello, NY. Also, two brothers: Aaron Louis Shambley and his wife Diann of Winterville, NC and David Earl Shambley and his wife Sandra of Fayetteville, NC; a niece, Robyn and a nephew, Deon; an aunt, Mary Alice Bond of Colerain, NC; three brothers-in-law: Raymond, Joseph and Jimmy Joyner; and many relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden, NC on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Pitt County Senior Center/Council on Aging.