Joey Martin Feek, age 40, went home to meet her Savior Friday, March 4th, 2016, around 2:30pm, in her native hometown of Alexandria, IN. A current resident of Pottsville, TN, with her husband, Rory, Joey was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of her passing. Now, Rory Feek has returned back to his own home in Tennessee with their two year-old daughter Indiana.
Posting a photo of himself on Instagram, the picture (see above) finds Indiana on the shoulders of Rory as they visited their horses in Tennessee.
Rory writes: "After four-and-a-half months in Indiana, we will soon be back home in Tennessee. Me, and our little one, with our older daughters [Heidi and Hopie]. It's hard for me to imagine being there without Joey, but at the same time... it is where she wants us to be," Rory wrote. "It's where she will be..."
"She's gonna be in the mint growing beside our back deck, the sweet-corn frozen in our freezer and a million other places that her hand and heart has touched around our little farmhouse and community," he added. "Joey will still be with us. Everywhere."
"So if it's okay, I'm gonna close, wipe my tears and pack our bags to hit the road headed south," he concluded. "She's already got a head-start on me."
According to the Owens Memorial Services website, Joey will be laid to rest in a private service at the Feek family cemetery, though a date has not yet been specified.
In November, Rory revealed in a post to his blog, This Life I Live, that Joey had already made requests about how and where she wanted to be buried.
"And find a good spot in the family cemetery in the field behind our house, where we put your mama's ashes last year ... with room enough beside my headstone for you to join me someday ... in God's time," Rory wrote of Joey's wishes.