Joseph B. Lavender, Jr.

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Joseph B. Lavender, Jr.

July 31, 1930 - November 04, 2018

Joseph B. Lavender, Jr. Joseph B. Lavender, Jr., 88, of Logansport, passed away at 1:37 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Miller's Merry Manor.
Born July 31, 1930, in Salem, Virginia, he was the son of Joseph B. and Bertha Grubb Lavender.
He was married to Marie R. DePalo, who preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 1999.
Joe served his country in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Tech Sergeant after twenty years. He saw combat service in Korea in 1950 and 1951 and combat service in Southeast Asia in 1967 and 1968. He was a member of the American Legion Post 60 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790. He was also a member of the Air Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
He had also been a member of the Teamsters Union, Logansport Moose and Logansport Elks lodges.
Surviving are sons, Joseph B. (Denise) Lavender III, Logansport and Newmanstown, Pennsylvania, and James L. (Mary) Lavender, Monticello; sister, Elva King, Salem, Virginia; grandchildren, Joseph Lavender IV, William Justice Lavender and James Paul Lavender; great-grandchildren, Lloyd Lavender, Emmet Lavender, Lila Lavender, Grayson Hager, Hailey Hager and Clyde Lavender; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday following visitation with Rev. Nathan Miller officiating..
Interment with full military honors will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Air Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 6, 2018
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Janette Walker
Nov 12, 2018
So very sorry for your loss prayers to all
Robert Leirer Justice
Nov 10, 2018
Not driving keeps me from attending Joe's service, but I wanted you to know I am sorry for your trouble.
Bill & Kathy Strahlem
Nov 09, 2018
Sending prayers for all the family, we're so sorry for your loss..
Susan Curts
Nov 08, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.
KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Nov 07, 2018
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY