Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

September 5, 2013

Lawrence “Oakie” Joseph - 1920-2013

COAL GROVE — Lawrence E. “Oakie” Joseph passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Oakie was born July 11, 1920, in Coal Grove, the only son of Charles Oakley and Sophia Williams Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a beloved son, Mark Edward Joseph; a sister and brother-in-law, James and Dorothy Price; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jason and Sadie Markin.

He was a graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player for the Hornets. He served his country in the U.S Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from Allied Chemical after 33 years of service. While employed there he was the recording secretary for USWA Local 3687 for 25 years.

Oakie was instrumental in the creation of the park in Coal Grove, serving on the park board and spending many hours working on construction of the park. Oakie was a kind and generous man known for his quick wit and great sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Betty Markin Joseph; and his loving daughter, Lauren Joseph of Lexington, Ky.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton by Brad Jenkins, pastor of the church Oakie attended, Memorial United Methodist. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In addition to flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Lawrence to Memorial United Methodist Church, 226 Memorial St., Coal Grove, OH 45638 or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

Condolences may be sent to phillipsfuneralhome.net.

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