Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


March 29, 2014

Carroll Joe Friend, 65 Dec. 26, 1948 - March 28, 2014

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

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

Joe worked for Delta Faucet for more than 30 years as a material handler, setup-man, and a group leader.

He owned and drove the J.J. Ice Cream Truck around Greensburg for many years. Joe was a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #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 Sept. 28, 1970 and she survives.

Joe is also survived by two sons; Carroll Friend II, Greensburg; Tom (Cricket Hofacker) Friend, Greensburg; daughter; Winona “Ann”(George) Flannery, Connersville; six brothers; Albert L. (Delana) Friend; Greensburg, Robert L. (Betty) Friend, Sr., Westport; Jerry L. (Virginia) Friend, Sr., Milford; Kenneth W. (Audrey) Friend, Sr.; Horace; Richard A. Friend, Milford; Brian K. Friend, Greensburg; sister; Donna M. (Eric) Hunter, Columbus; and four grandchildren: Daniel C. Bennett, Alvin Joe Flannery, Harley Alonzo Flannery, and Xander Cage Friend.

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

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

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Rev. Keith Dover officiating.

Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences can be made at

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