Joseph Allen Pitner,

Joseph Allen Pitner, Sr., longtime owner of Economy Pen & Pencil, Shelbyville, Tenn., passed away on Jan. 18, at age 74. He and his wife, Gaynelle, have owned the company for 40 years, which was founded by her father, Joe Brown, in 1946. Pitner remained active in the company, although he had turned over the day-to-day operations to his two sons, Allen and David. “[Joseph] was loyal to his beliefs, his family and friends,” said Mark Farrar, executive director of the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South. “The way in which he lived his life is a testament to his integrity and an example for

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