Joseph Saunooke, Sr., 67 of the Yellowhill Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Steve and Josephine Swayney Saunooke. He was a member of Straight Fork Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Saunooke.
He is survived by his children, Jody Sounooke Jr., Jerry Swimmer, Kasdan Saunooke and Dewayne Littlejohn; five grandchildren; one sister, Annie Owens and husband Guy; lifelong friend, Sandy Cucumber; two aunts, Inez Wolfe and Marie Swayney; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday at Acquoni Baptist Chapel. Pastors James (Bo) Parris and Foreman Bradley will officiate with burial in the Drama Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5pm to Midnight Monday at the church.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Crisp Funeral Home is assisting the family.