Joseph Robert Desimone, 84, of McRoberts, died December 13 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Born in Jenkins to the late Vinzenso and Anna DeSidore Desimone, he was a general mine foreman, and was retired after 37 years with Beth Energy Corporation.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, and had served in the Korean War.
He was a member of the St. George Catholic Church in Jenkins, and the United Mine Workers of America.
Surviving are his wife, Ramona Rife Desimone; a daughter, Teresa Desimone of Hilton Head, S.C.; four sons, Gregory Joseph Desimone and Geoffrey Jerome Desimone, both of Lexington, and Steven Anthony Desimone and Michael Raymond Desimone, both of Hilton Head, S.C.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held December 17 at St. George Catholic Church. Burial was in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, Va.
Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins had charge of arrangements.