Carter County native, Joe Honeycutt is the founder and operator of Appalachian Printing. From the age of 14, Joe apprenticed under his father, Rev. Jerry Honeycutt, in his small church print shop, printing bible tracts and bible lessons for the Prison Ministry and sending bibles all over the world.
Joe went on to study Business and Computer Technology at Northeast State University but found that he still had a desire to work in the print industry helping other businesses grow their brand. In 1997, Joe started Appalachian Printing in Roan Mountain, Tennessee.
In 2012, Joe and his wife, Amanda, moved the business to Elizabethton into a larger facility, to allow for a wide range of products and services, and to be closer to home and their daughter, Destiny. After 24 years in the printing industry, Joe still has the same desire to help businesses grow their brand, save time, and save money.
The love of his life may be his wife Amanda but his first love is music. Joe began playing guitar and mandolin at a young age at church. He went on to play for several bluegrass bands including Southern Flavor and the Adam Larkey Band, touring all over Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and North Carolina. Now he enjoys being the music director at the same church he grew up and learned to play music in, Victory Baptist Church in Roan Mountain.
Joe also enjoys learning kungfu in Johnson City, Tennessee at Mullins Shaolin Kungfu studio. Although this is a relatively new addition to his routine, he goes after learning this form of martial arts like he does all challenges in life; with passion, persistence, respect and knowing that God has a hand in everything.
Joe has been involved with Dancing with the TriCities Stars for 3 years and feels privileged to have been asked to participate by being a dancer this year. Dancing is a new challenge and one that he looks forward to learning more about and growing from, “We have been proud to help Mike and Kim over the years with their fundraising efforts. I look forward to this being a successful year of fundraising for the kids at Jeremiah School and couldn’t be happier to be a part of that effort.