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Joseph Edward Derringer

Joseph Edward Derringer, 79, of Connersville, Indiana, went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Caroleton Manor where he had been a patient for a few days.

He was born on November 25, 1938 in Connersville, Indiana to Emmett Henry Edward Derringer and Henrietta Thornsberry Derringer Messer – both who preceded him in death.

In January 1955, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served for two years and 11 months where he was in Germany for most of that time. His life changed after he was saved and baptized. He loved going to church and was a member of the Crosspointe Biker Church in Connersville, Indiana. He worked at D & M in Connersville for 20 years Following their closing, he worked at Franklin Power in Franklin, Indiana. He retired from there in 2001. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved spending time and laughing with his family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by his family which include his daughters – Rosetta “Rose” Tanksley of Glenwood, Indiana, Debra Padgett of Connersville, and Shawn Hardy of Rushville, Indiana; his sons – Edward J. (Sonya) Derringer of Glenwood, Indiana, Joseph R. Derringer of Richmond, Indiana, Robert Derringer and Scott Miller – both of Connersville; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brother in laws and sister in laws; and many friends.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years – Roberta Sue Sizemore Derrringer - who he married on October 31, 1958 in Connersville, Indiana. She passed away on December 3, 2007. In addition, he was preceded in death by his brothers – Henry Duane Messer and James Messer; his step-father – Henry Messer; his mother and father-in-law – Arthur and Amanda Sizemore.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Orange North Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Fayette County Honor Guard. To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.