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Obituary: Carroll Joe Friend, Greensburg

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Carroll Joe Friend, 65, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

Born on December 26, 1948, in Rush County, IN, Joe was the son of Clarence L. and Joann (Bailey) Friend Sr.

Joe worked for Delta Faucet as a material handler, set-up man, and group leader for over 30 years. He owned and drove the J.J. Ice Cream Truck around Greensburg for many years.

Joe was a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge No. 36, where he was a past Master Mason. He was also GPE through the Indiana Grand Commandry York Rite.

Joe was an avid goose hunter and he also loved the Indianapolis Colts.

He married Wilma L. Hoffman on September 28, 1970, and she survives. Joe is also survived by 2 sons, Carroll Friend II of Greensburg and Tom (Cricket Hofacker) Friend of Greensburg; a daughter, Winona “Ann” (George) Flannery of Connersville;  6 brothers, Albert L. (Delana) Friend of Greensburg, Robert L. (Betty) Friend Sr. of Westport, Jerry L. (Virginia) Friend Sr. of Milford, Kenneth W. (Audrey) Friend Sr. of Horace, Richard A. Friend of Milford, and Brian K. Friend of Greensburg; a sister, Donna M. (Eric) Hunter of Columbus; and 4 grandchildren, Daniel C. Bennett, Alvin Joe Flannery, Harley Alonzo Flannery, and Xander Cage Friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clarence L. Friend Jr.; and a granddaughter, Faith LaVerne Flannery.

Visitation will be held at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 1 to 5:00 p.m. with a Masonic service following at 5:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Keith Dover officiating. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

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