Joe “Jody” LaValle Haney

Joe “Jody” LaValle Haney, 59, of Crossett, passed away at his home on Friday, March 13, 2020.

He was born July 9, 1960, was a lifelong resident of Crossett, and 1978 graduate of Crossett High School.

On August 27, 1982, he married his best friend and sweetheart, Patsy Barner. In July of 2003, the two opened Belt-Pro Sales and Service with a total staff of five. Sixteen years later, due to business growth, they have 21 employees who are a cherished part of their family.

Jody was a man of integrity. He was honest and competitive, but also enjoyed being goofy and making people laugh. His work was significant to him, and he was known for wanting to help others.

He enjoyed bass fishing, camping, and tinkering in his shop. He had a love for classic cars, including his ’69 Chevelle SS and his ’68 Camaro SS. He was a WWII history buff who enjoyed watching documentaries and teaching his grandson, Grady, his pride and joy, about the planes and working on the collection that they began together.

Jody was, above all, a family man, whether it was a best friend and soul mate to his wife, a hero to his daughter and grandson, or a brother to his friends and work-family, he loved big and will forever be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe and Norma Ray “Sunny” Haney.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of thirty-seven years, Patsy Haney; one daughter, Erin Grubbs and husband, Trey; and one grandson, Grady, all of Crossett; one special friend, Paul Wilkerson of Crossett; a special son, Philip Roberts of Monticello; two special brothers, Martin Hopper and Eddie Kelley of Crossett; along with his beloved Belt-Pro family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at the Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 15 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Volunteers of the Crossett City Pound. You can donate through PayPal at [email protected] or you can also donate at Timberline Federal Credit Union under the account Volunteers of the Crossett Pound.