Joseph Wayne Friend, 32, of Connersville passed away as a result of an automobile accident Friday afternoon, November 27, 2020.

The younger of two children, he was born on June 16, 1988 to Edwin Joseph and Tracy Lynn Thompson Friend. He was a 2007 graduate of Connersville High School and went on to attend Indiana University East.

On June 22, 2016, he married Sera Brieann Bowling in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Mrs. Friend survives.

In his leisure, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed singing around his close friends and family. Joe had a wonderful sense of humor and was a joy to be around.

He was employed for Hydro (Sapa) for the last six years.

Survivors, other than his wife, Sera Friend, include two children, Keston Friend and Lydia Friend; his parents, Edwin and Tracy Friend; a sister, Michelle (Jeremy Hawkins) Friend of Indianapolis; his mother-in-laws, Jennifer (Eric Frye) Morehead and Michelle Morehead, both of Connersville; two sister-in-laws, Ashlie (Damon) Shelby and Elizabeth Bowling, both of Connersville; three brother-in-laws, Luke Frye, Nelson Morehead, and Mason Morehead, all of Connersville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, his father-in-law, Darryll Lee Morehead, Jr., and his nephew-in-law, Greyson Shelby.

Friends and family may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. the same day at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Ware officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Lick Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Joe to either Higher Praise Worship Center or Recovery Works in Cambridge City.

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