Ret. U.S. Army Col. Joseph Lamont Methvin

March 21, 1935 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 84)


Colonel Methvin was born in Anniston, Alabama, on March 21, 1935.  He served his country with honor and distinction for 30 years as a soldier in the United States Army.  He was a Logistics and Transportation Officer and lived in and traveled to many different places.  He served in Korea, Ethiopia, Turkey, Vietnam, Germany and several places in the United States.  During his career he was awarded several medals, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Meritorious Service Medal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, DeArmon and Berta Methvin.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Alice Underwood Methvin; a brother, Gordon and wife Eva Jane, niece Debbie Methvin, and nephew Doug Methvin, all of Clearwater, Florida.

A funeral will be held for family and friends at Greenview Memorial Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, with visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 at the chapel.

A memorial service is being planned and will be held at the Germantown church of Christ in Germantown, Tennessee, where he was a member, on Saturday, March 21, at 2:00 with visitation beginning at 1:30. 

Colonel Methvin will be buried in the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama, with full military honors on Tuesday, March 17, at 2:00.

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March 13, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Greenview Funeral Home
3657 Old Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35633

Funeral Service
March 13, 2020

1:00 PM
Greenview Memorial Chapel
3657 Old Chisholm Road
Florence, AL 35630

Military Honors
March 17, 2020

2:00 PM
Alabama National Cemetery
3313 HWY 119
Montevallo, AL 35115

Memorial Service w/ Visitation
March 21, 2020

1:30 PM
Germantown Church of Christ
8723 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

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