Gary W. Joseph, Sr., age 69 of Elida, died at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1945 in Alger, Ohio; the son of the late Joshua and Frances Collingsworth Joseph. On July 27, 1963 he married Gloria J. Swem, who survives.
Mr. Joseph retired as a supervisor with Allen County Regional Transit Authority. Before his retirement with RTA he drove a truck with Roeder Cartage. His hobbies included watching NASCAR, shooting pool, hunting, and fishing. His greatest love was his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and brothers, whom he adored. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Survivors include 3 sons – Gary W. Joseph, Jr. of Lima; Brent A. Joseph of Lima; Mark E. (Michelle) Joseph of Anderson, IN; a daughter – Shelly R. Joseph of Lima; 12 grandchildren – Jessica Fisher, James Carl (Brittney) Snyder, Ashley (Patrick) Garrison; Brandon Joseph, Cassie Joseph, Justin Joseph, Evie Brown, Leah Joseph, Braiden Fugatt, Azelyn Joseph, Chase Joseph, Peyton Joseph; 8 great grandchildren – Jeremy James, Brooklynn Garrison, Jaydan Snyder, Layla Joseph, Josiah Parsons, Carson Snyder, Gage Garrison, and Addison Snyder; 2 brothers – Paul Joseph of Cridersville and Bernie (Deb) Joseph of Ada; 2 sister-in-laws – Lodena Joseph of Toledo and Joan Joseph of CA.
He was preceded in death by a grandson – Bradon Joseph; 3 brothers – Alfred Joseph, Howard Joseph, Chuck Joseph; 2 sister-in-laws – Pauline Joseph and Dana Joseph.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Pastor Ed Jarrell will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.
Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm