Brother Joseph Blount entered this world on Friday, July 25, 1941, in Bonnerton, North Carolina, the son of John Edmund Blount III and Lenora Blount. He entered eternal rest on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at his residence in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Joseph was educated through the Beaufort County, North Carolina, school system. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and served his country well for 4 years active duty and 2 years in the Reserve. Joseph received his certification in Radio and Color Television Receivers Program from the RCA Institute in New York City. On January 30, 1965, Joseph was united in holy matrimony to Omie Jean Morgan, the girl of his dreams. They were married for 58 years this month. Joseph worked one year at Ford Motor Company, in the state of New York. He worked for the William J. Morris Railroad Company for 20 years. He worked for the AFLCIO, Director of Union Operations for 15 years, where he retired from. Upon retirement, Joseph and Jean remained in Brooklyn, New York, to care for his maternal aunts, Mrs. Bell Brown and Mrs. Queenie Boyd, until their demise. In 2017, Joseph and Jean relocated to Wesley Chapel, Florida. Joseph was a devoted family man and devoted member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Dade City, Florida. Joseph was preceded in death by his mother and father; his brothers, Archie Blount, James Blount, and John Edmund Blount III. Joseph leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife, Jean; two daughters, Jennifer Blount of Georgia and Zina Ham (Danny) of North Carolina; four grandsons, Reginald, Joshua, Kevin and Matthew; one great granddaughter, Reese; three sisters, Matilda Jones, and Florence Bonaparte both of North Carolina, and Millie Rice of Maryland; one brother, Marcellus Blount of North Carolina; three godsons, Brian Moore, Byron Jones, and Charles Sewell, Jr.; and 2 god daughters, Zanitra and Shakina; two sisters-in-law, Tommie Pressey and Emma Collier (Charles) of Cordele, Georgia; two brothers-in-law, Eddie Morgan (Jenette) and Garner Morgan (Beulah) of Cordele, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.