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VINCE JOZSA

Vince Jozsa, 83, of Oskoa, Hungary, passed away peacefully Monday at his home while surrounded by friends and family.

Vince was born in Budapest, Hungary, and came to America in the ‘50s and was very proud of his American citizenship.

As an employee of Falcon, he transferred with the company in 1982 from St. Louis to Greeneville. He attended First Church of God as long as his health permitted.

Vince was an enthusiastic bowler and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was also a master gardener of flowers and vegetables, especially Hungarian peppers, which he enjoyed sharing.

Those left to cherish his precious memories are the love of his life, his wife of 35 years: Bernice Stanton Jozsa; a sister: Etta Zsedley, of Hungary; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: JoAnn and Paul Brown, Adeline and Bobby Ball, and J.R. and Linda Stanton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his daughter: Helen Jozsa; his parents: George and Helen Jozsa; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Mattie and Durfey Stanton; and numerous siblings and relatives.

The family expressed a special thank you to his caregivers: Carla See, Elsie Johnson, Lisa Moore, Kathy Lawing, Morgan, especially Mikenzie Rednour; and special friends: Michela Wood and Jill Dugger; Amedisys Hospice and ResCare.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Jeffers Funeral & Cremation Service, Afton chapel. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in Jeffers Afton Chapel with Dr. David Leisure officiating.

The graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Ball, Mike Brown, Gary Collins, Joey Horvath, Sam Dobson, Ronnie Luttrell, Jerry Luttrell and Mike Roberts.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Hartsell, Dr. George Pliagas, Dr. Sebastian Demoiny, Bobby Ball and Don Whitt.

Memorial donations may be made to First Church of God or Boys Town of America.

Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com.