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Joseph K. Fly

June 23, 1959 ~ November 25, 2023

Joseph K. Fly peacefully passed away at his home in Vero Beach, FL on November 25, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 23, 1959 in Memphis, TN. The youngest child of William H. Fly and Eulah Aileen Carlson. Joe leaves behind a legacy of achievements throughout many states he and his wife, Margaret lived in for the past 33 years with the last 10 as a Florida resident.

As a young businessman Joe began his career in the jewelry industry becoming a Gemologist where he spent 30 years enhancing various leading organizations operating as an executive role. Joe had a deep passion for driving sales, developing strong teams, and investing in people within numerous major corporations such as Zales Corporation, Friedman Jewelers, and Natures Bounty.

After many years of traveling, Joe embarked an early retirement in 2015. He brought to life another passion of owning a business which began with his nephew, Eric Behymer. Two retail furniture locations expanding into a successful Auction which he developed from an early admiration of his parents who owned an auction business in Memphis, TN. His love for this family business will forever be one of his greatest accomplishments.

Joe’s commitment and dedication of family was threaded throughout his life, having taken care of his parents and stepping in anywhere needed. He was always devoted to family alongside caring for others. Titling him as a true Northstar of family first throughout and beyond his entire life.

Joe and his wife Margaret began a toy drive in 2000, that continued annually having partnered within various states and local Children’s Hospitals. Truckloads of toys were delivered floor to floor and room by room to hundreds of children throughout the past 20 years giving real meaning to Christmas for those less fortunate.

While Joe achieved an extraordinary level of professional success, his family was always his priority. Joe will be commemorated as an incredible loving, caring and devoted husband and son. His great source of pride and love has and will always be his wife and soulmate, Margaret. Joe was a blessing to all who knew him and will be forever missed.

Joe is survived by his wife Margaret Fly: Siblings Butch(Janet) Fly, Steve Fly & along with Kevin Fly, Carol Ann Fly, Brooke Fly Spears(Thomas Spears), Ashley Fly(Rory Ledbetter, Penelope, Vivian), Carolyn Fly Ginski (Francis) Jack, Sawyer, Luke & Evangeline & Courtney Fly.

He is predeceased by grandparents Charles and Bessie Fly, William H. Fly, Eulah Aileen Carlson(Mother), Billy J. Carlson (Stepfather) and Cynthia Carlson (Sister).

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to:

Hospice House of Indian River County:

St Mary’s Childrens Hospital (

Hope for Families:


Frances Woodroof

November 30, 2023, 10:36 pm

Margaret Ed and I loved Joe he was such a fine Man, and so friendly and had a super sweet soul. I will forever miss him every time I think of South Florida.

Fidelio Salinas

November 30, 2023, 11:15 pm

My condolences Mo. Praying for you

Chris coyle

December 1, 2023, 12:25 am

Dear Margaret,
Chris & I have you in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless

Victoria Giuliani

December 1, 2023, 12:44 am

Margaret I am deeply sorry for your loss.
If I can be of any help at all in any way, I would be more than happy to.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time.

Don Hill

December 1, 2023, 1:09 am

I worked with Joe and I will tell you there was no one else that was as kind and a continued friend like him. Our prayers go out to his family and his beautiful wife. I am so glad I got to know him and will remember all the joy, humor and kindness he brought every day. Thank you Joe for being a good friend! Rest in Peace my brother.

Terry and Peter Pelosi

December 1, 2023, 2:07 am

Margaret We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing be strong for him and think of all the happy times you shared together. You will be in our prayers and thoughts and we will always remember Joe as a very special person.

Rose Kiss

December 1, 2023, 2:28 am


Joe was an amazing man, he will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace .

Stephanie Kovats

December 1, 2023, 2:28 am

Margaret, I am so sorry for your great loss. Joe was a fine man. I will continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne Beavers

December 1, 2023, 3:34 am

Mo, This is a beautiful testimony to your love of a great man. My condolences to you and family.

Sherry Wilkes

December 1, 2023, 4:20 am

Joe was a great inspiration to so many. He was a great Boss, peer and friend. I will forever remember the laughs we shared. I’m so very sorry for his wife, Margaret and all the family and friends he made during his journey of life. He left too soon and will forever be missed.
My condolences

Sherry Wilkes

Barbie King

December 1, 2023, 5:04 pm

I am incredibly sorry for your loss. Losing a life partner is an unimaginable pain. I hope you find solace in the beautiful moments you shared and the love that will always live on in your heart. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Julie East

December 2, 2023, 12:41 am

Margaret, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of healing and change.
Your friend, Julie East

Sandy Glass

December 3, 2023, 8:08 pm

Thinking of Joe with fond memories. I picture him sitting serenely in the hot tub at Island Crest just simply enjoying life.He will be missed. My thoughts are with you.

Sheri brenner

December 4, 2023, 1:23 am

Dear Margaret,

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. My heart is with you at this difficult time

Sheri Brenner

Jeremy Blank

December 4, 2023, 11:51 pm

Joe was an inspirational leader that I had the privilege to work with at two different companies. He was always able to leave an incredible impact on anyone he met. He will be missed by many.

Lisa Behymer

December 7, 2023, 4:36 am

Joe had the largest heart and he will be in our hearts forever. Always here for you. Love you Margaret.

A service will be Held Monday 12/11/2023 at 2PM At First Methodist Church 1750 20th st. Vero Beach FL 32960

Buffy Vaughn

December 7, 2023, 12:00 pm

Joe was such a special person. Margaret and Joe made Island Crest fun. Will never forget the Christmas party’s. His delicious ribs. Prayers for you Margaret. Sending a big Tennessee Hug!

Ken and Karen Rosnell

December 7, 2023, 4:15 pm

Dear Margaret, We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a special person who will be missed by all who knew him. We pray for your strength to continue all the good things you did together for so many.

Kathleen Onderdonk

December 7, 2023, 7:15 pm

Joe was a very special son-in-law and will always have a special place in Emily’s and my heart. Love you Margaret.

Ken and Karen Rosnell

December 7, 2023, 8:28 pm

Dear Margaret,we are so sorry for your loss.
Joe was a special person who will be missed by all who knew him. We pray for your strength to continue all the good things you did together for so many.

Vicki and Robert Wild

December 8, 2023, 1:38 am

Great man with a kind and good soul. You will be missed. Margaret we are here for you. Please know you are loved.

Kim Tyras

December 8, 2023, 7:02 am

Joe left his mark on everyone he came in contact with. Though I hadn’t seen him in over 30 years, I still have very fond memories of the short time we worked together, because he left a lasting impression on me, too! To all who loved and love him, especially to his beautiful and devoted wife, Margaret, my deepest sympathies. May today’s grief turn into tomorrow’s beautiful memories. R.I.P., sweet friend!!

Margaret Fly

December 13, 2023, 1:24 pm

My love, I’m eternally blessed for the wonderful life filled with love we shared. My heart is filled with amazing memories and moments & Jfly isms that will continue to keep me surrounded in your unwavering everlasting love ❤️ ❤️. I will continue to honor & celebrate your life & values & wishes as I learn to somehow live without you by my side but know your always with me in my heart. Grief hurts because we loved so much & missing the everydays & everyways in which we cared for each other & those in our lives. I love your more and love you the most & love you forever my love, #FlyHighJFly. XoxoMfly❤️

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