Joe A. Parent

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Joe A. Parent, 73, of Kokomo, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Waterford Place Health Campus in Kokomo. He was born Oct. 18, 1945, in Newport, Indiana, to Perry and Betty (Porter) Parent. On Sept. 29, 1964, in Paris, Illinois, he married Phyllis "Kay" Miller. She preceded him in death July 15, 2015.
Joe retired from General Motors in Kokomo with many years of service. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 292 and the Bass Masters Association. He was also active in the Jim "Moose" Carden Kids Fishing Clinic. Joe loved to fish.
Surviving family include his children, Jay (Stephanie) Parent, Galveston, Indiana, and Lisa Parent, of Miami, Indiana; four grandchildren, Porter, Parker, Justin and Ty. He is also survived by his brother and sisters-in-law, Russell Miller, Terre Haute; Billy Allen, Terre Haute, Cheryl Allen, Galveston, Karen Orwig, North Carolina; Kathy (Bill) Young, Monticello; and Mary Louise Fitzpatrick, Terre Haute.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Kay, and one brother, Porter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with burial immediately following in the Galveston Cemetery. Visitation will take place from noon until the time of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Murray Weaver Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com
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Published on August 20, 2019
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