Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 2, 2013 7:48 am EST


COLUMBUS — Joseph Charles Friend was born March 27, 1987, and went to Heaven Jan. 30, 2013, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Joey was one amazing person who touched many lives.

Preceded in death by grandmother, Martha Peirano; and Kyle Friend. Joey is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Holly; his puppy, Millie; mother, Karen (Guy) Tolliver; father, Joseph (Darla) Friend; in-laws, Rick (Sheri) Shepard; sister, Jennifer (Robert) Sparkman; brothers, Dustin Kribbs, Austen Gesh, Jeremy (Sharon) Tolliver, Josh Binns, Samuel Binns; brother-in-law, Erick Shepard; nephews, Bradley and Pirate Sparkman, Jeremy Tolliver Jr.; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many great friends.

Calling hours will be Sunday, 2-7 p.m., at the Harvest Chapel Church, 530 West Jefferson-Kiousville Road, West Jefferson, with funeral service Monday at 11 11 a.m. at the Harvest Chapel Church. The Rev. Paul Burgett officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Joey would like everyone to take every day as if it were your last day; enjoy life and smell the roses!

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Joseph C. Friend account at any Huntington Bank to help the family with expenses. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home, West Jefferson.

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