John C. Joseph, age 82, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born Sept. 14, 1936 in Pedro, Ohio to the late Robert and Faye (Crabtree) Joseph.
Jackson has lost a man who stood tall in the community with the passing of John Joseph. He was a devoted husband, father, and community supporter. In 1978, John was beginning to consider retirement with the Goodyear Tire facility when he and son Randy decided to open the doors and begin the business adventure which had evolved to R&J Gas LLC. John had a love for fixing any type of small engine and his wisdom, craftsmanship and knowledge will be greatly missed! John had a passion for the youth of Jackson and many a young athlete benefited from his mentoring over the many years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan (Bamer) Joseph; children, Bryan (Winda) Joseph, of Chillicothe, Randy (Andrea) Joseph, of Jackson and Jonda (Brad) Dunn, also of Jackson. Also surviving are his six grandchildren, Tammy Swisher, Nikki Willis, Mitchell Joseph, Joey Dixon, Kristen Shoemaker and Carly Joseph; brothers, Lawrence Joseph and James (Tuti) Joseph; sisters, Lillian (Johnny) Robinson, Linda Hall and Kathy Bentley; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Calling hours will also be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a funeral following at 1 p.m. Burial will be held in Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Support Our Soccer, c/o Jackson High School, 500 Vaughn St., Jackson, Ohio 45640. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com