Joe did live on the property at 4926 Old Summer and so did I in the late 1960's as a child in a rental property there. Both properties are gone now; just drove by there last week. The old shop in the back still stands. My father worked for him for several years. There were many heated conversations between him and my father. They were both "spirited" men. Mostly what I remember of Mr. Joe (That's what we called him) is that he was an old gray haired man with sort of a raspy voice. He also had a collie named Beulah and a nice white cadillac parked in the garage. True that Elvis gates were not built there but they were repaired there after someone ran into them with a car - I have picture of my dad standing beside the gates after he repaired them. I can think of several stories about the old place my dad (who is gone now) told over the years.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers, Bruce VanWyngarden, Jackson Baker and John Branston
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