Joseph Louis Bauerband lll
November 23, 1944- June 14, 2019
Joe Bauerband of Sanford, NC passed away while surrounded by family on June 14, 2019.
He is predeceased by his mother Dorothy Green Mims, infant granddaughter Sara Grace Bauerband and uncle Walter Bauerband.
Joe is survived by partner of 26 years Patricia Porter; dad Donald Mims; son Joseph Louis Bauerband lV and wife Becky; daughter Virginia Lynn Bauerband; brother Greg Mims; aunt Mae Bauerband; many nephews and nieces and life-long friend Marjorie Marie.
He grew up in Durham, NC and graduated from Durham High School. He attended East Carolina University where he earned a BS degree in Business. He spent the majority of his career in the wholesale gift accessories industry. He began as a manufacturer’s representative and went on to open and operate showrooms in the Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA Gift Marts. Later in his career he started an import company offering licensed merchandise.
Joe was a dedicated member of the Sanford Elks Lodge. He enjoyed traveling and spending time at his antique store in Cameron, NC but, above all, his greatest passion was music, especially 1960s and 70s R&B. He was an accomplished guitarist and led his own band during his early college years.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the many Elk members that assisted Joe during his illness.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Rogers Pickard funeral home, Sanford North Carolina.
Joe had a love and compassion for animals. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption, PO Box 2642
Sanford, NC 27331-2642.