Joseph "Joe" Tilford accepted his call from the Lord on Oct. 6, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital, Anderson. He was surrounded by immediate family and an abundance of love in his final moments.
Joe was born May 4, 1937, in Mitchell, Indiana, to Vivian (Terrell) and Walter Dennis Tilford Sr. He then moved to Anderson where he started his family with his wife. He was employed as an auto mechanic and as a contractor for several years.
In 2013 Joseph accepted Christ and was baptized. Prior to his illness causing challenges, Joe was a devoted father and grandfather. He enjoyed watching Jeopardy, playing cards, cooking, babysitting, walking and doing crossword puzzles. He was an avid baseball fan.
Joe is survived by his sisters, Barbara Howard and Carol (Earl) Davis; and children, DeLisette (Thomas) Pinner, Tamara (Michael) McKnight, Dominic (Angela) Tilford, Joseph (Chyna) Tilford, Damon (Michelle) Harbour, Kimberly (Tommie) Epps and Thomas Carter. He will also be remembered in love by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Tilford; parents; brothers, Roger, Charles, Robert and Omer; and sister, Helen Catherine.
Celebration of Life will be held at noon Saturday at Glazebrooks Funeral Services, 2822 Nichol Ave, Anderson, IN 46011.
Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to noon prior to service.
Published on October 10, 2018
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