Joe Carreiro, 78, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 28, 2007, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 25, 1928, at New Bedford, Mass., the son of Jose Carreiro Sr. and Liduina Amarol (Couto) Carreiro.
He was a United States Marine veteran and a United States Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded a Bronze Star medal. He graduated from Arkansas College (now Lyon College) in Batesville and went on to receive his doctorate from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He was a buyer for Aerojet in Batesville, owner/operator of Joe's Market in Cave City and a computer and business instructor at Gateway Technical College in Batesville. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.Survivors include: his wife of 48 years, Anna Lee (Burge) Carreiro of the home; two sons, and daughters-in-law, Jody and Debbie Carreiro of Little Rock and Major Allan Abel and Rachcal Carreiro of Springfield, Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Gary Cook of Jonesboro and Martha and Paul Barrett of Batesville; two brothers, Louis Carreiro of Interlachen, Fla., and Edwin Carreiro of Tampa, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Jessica Carreiro of Little Rock, Joshua Cook of Jonesboro, Emily Barrett of Batesville, Amanda Carreiro of Little Rock, Lindsey Barrett of Batesville, Jordan Cook of Jonesboro, Trey Carreiro and Christian Carreiro both of Springfield, Va.; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by: his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest and Geneva Burge; four brothers, Abel Carreiro, David Carreiro, Leonard Carreiro and Ernest Carreiro; two sisters, Ezaura Wardlow and Lucy Jadlowic; and one granddaughter, Andrea Carreiro.Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Bro. Ron Canard and Bro. Eddie Sutton officiating. Burial followed in the Palestine Cemetery located east of Cave City with arrangements under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.Pallbearers were Doug Brown, Charles Burge, Gary Perkey, Warren Gene Stout, Dr. Ron Simpson and Don Tomlinson.Honorary pallbearers were Steele Burge, Leland Meskimen, Wes Miller, Tommie Masner, Dr. Ralph Ruby, Dr. George Foldesey, Bro. Jeff Holland and Jonathan Simmons.