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Joseph Washington Baynard (J.W., Tubs, Uncle Tubby)


Last updated 2/15/2021 at 2:45pm

Joseph Washington Baynard (J.W., Tubs, Uncle Tubby), 45, passed away at Pardee Hospital, Feb. 12, 2021, from COVID-19 complications.

Born Feb. 1, 1976, in Hendersonville at Pardee Hospital, he is the youngest son to Bessie Baynard and the late Joseph Delmus Baynard Sr.

He was a Class of 1995 graduate of Brevard High School and attended one year of community college at AB Tech. He worked at Eaton Electrical in Arden for 20 years, first as an installer, and most recently as a team lead. He had an incredible work ethic and leadership qualities that were admired and appreciated by his co-workers. He was described as a tremendous leader and a truly great man.

In his youth he played football for Brevard, baseball for Transylvania Little League, and went on to coach baseball for the same organization. He later played softball on a co-ed team league for Fat Cats and others for several years in Brevard.

In May of 2007, he went to Johnson City, Tenn., for a night away with friends. It was on this night that he met his forever “sweetie,” Shannon. He pursued this long-distance relationship for seven years. Shannon relocated to Hendersonville to be with him and begin their lives together in their present home. They married in October 2016 after 10 years of togetherness. Fourteen years of the kind of love that you can only hope for, only to have it exceed your wildest expectations. A true partnership, best friendship and romance.

In addition to his father, Joseph Delmus Baynard Sr., he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joseph Jack Jones, and grandmother, Dorothy Arnold Ann Jones, on his mother’s side.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Shannon Frazier, and his mother, Bessie Baynard, are his brothers, Joseph Jack (J.J) Baynard (Melanie) and Joseph Delmus Baynard (Paulette); sister, Dale Mountjoy (Buddy); aunts on his mother’s side, Wilma King, Brenda Hughes, Kay Laughter (Barry), and Earlene Hughes (Mike). Additional surviving family members include his beloved nephew, Mason Baynard; niece Madison Baynard; niece, Mamie Aiken (Chris); nephew, Scott Baynard (Candy); and great nieces, Addie Aiken, Katie Baynard, and Jenny Baynard; cousins, Tony King (Sherri), Doug King (Tracy), Vickie Whitta (Stuart), Pam Miller (Paul), Jeffrey Hughes (Kerri), Joshua Laughter (Katlyn), Kimberley Hall (Hunter), Chris Hughes, and April Hughes (Brian); father-in-law, David Frazier (Cynthia); brother-in-law, Michael Browne (Kim); and aunt, Susie; as well as many more cherished extended family, friends and colleagues.

A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at his gravesite at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory, 994 Hendersonville Highway, in Pisgah Forest.

In lieu of flowers, a donation site has been set up to help with burial costs. Should donations exceed the initial costs, funds will be used to help his wife and family with any other related costs.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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