Carroll Joe Friend, 65, of drove ice cream truck
Carroll Joe Friend, 65, of Greensburg died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.
Funeral services were held Monday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with Rev. Keith Dover officiating. Interment followed at South Park Cemetery.
Mr. Friend worked for Delta Faucet for over 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. He was a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #36, where he was a past Master Mason. Mr. Friend was also GPE through the Indiana Grand Commandry York Rite, was an avid goose hunter, and loved the Indianapolis Colts.
Born on December 26, 1948 in Rush County, Mr. Friend was the son of Clarence L. and Joann (Bailey) Friend, Sr. He married Wilma L. Hoffman on September 28, 1970 and she survives.
Additional survivors include sons, Carroll Friend II and Tom (Cricket Hofacker) Friend, both of Greensburg; daughter, Winona "Ann" (George) Flannery of Connersville; brothers, Albert L. (Delana) and Brian K. Friend, both of Greensburg, Robert L. (Betty) Friend, Sr. of Westport, Jerry L. (Virginia) Sr., Kenneth W. (Audrey) Sr., Horace, and Richard A. Friend, all of Milford; sister, Donna M. (Eric) Hunter of Columbus; and grandchildren, Daniel C. Bennett, Alvin Joe and 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.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.