Joseph Harold Borland Jr.

Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 14, 2019

Joseph Harold Borland Jr., 88, of Troy died Thursday, September 12, 2019, at his home. Joseph was born to the late Joseph Harold Borland Sr. and Sarah Mills Borland in Pinckard, Alabama. Joe graduated from Troy High School and went on to attend Troy State University where he earned a business degree. He also served in the U.S. Army for two years in Germany. He was employed at Wayne Poultry for over 25 years and served as accounting manager and feed mill manager before retiring in 1993. He was a member of Hephzibah Baptist Church for many years and served as a deacon. He later moved his membership to First Baptist Church of Troy and was a member of the Barraca class. He grew up on a farm in Troy and developed a love of the land and farming.  When he retired from Wayne Poultry he became a full-time cattle farmer with one of his sons on Smart Road.  His goal was always to work hard, be a good steward of the land, and produce the finest quality beef cattle in Pike County. He loved his family and worked hard to provide a better life for his children. He was married to Eunice for 68 years and they held each other up through the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of their life together. He had a special fondness for his grandson Andrew. A funeral service will be held Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Green Hills Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Aman officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. His survivors include wife of 68 years, Eunice K Borland of Troy; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph Alfred Borland (Dianne) of Troy, Kenneth Harold Borland (Pat) of Auburn; a grandson, Andrew Borland of Troy; sisters, Virginia Ward of Tallahassee, Eleanor ONeal of Winter Haven, Florida, Nancy Haisten of Birmingham and Betty Giles of Taylors, South Carolina. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Knotts, James Howard McLeod, Mike Knotts, Donnie Knotts, Jerry Knots and Joe Brigantti.

The staff of Green Hills is honored to serve the Borland family.

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