Joseph Loughmiller, 78, of Brazil, died at 4:39 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
He was born July 27, 1924, at his family home in Clay County. He was the son of Charles Arthur and Edna Benton Loughmiller.
He graduated from Brazil High School in 1942 and began a career as a farmer. On May 8, 1943, he married Hazel Modesitt.
He and his wife were owners and operators of the Loughmiller's Corner Station at the intersection of SR 59 and SR 42. He was later employed in the agricultural chemical business with Virginia Carolina Fertilizer Company, Occidental Chemical Company and U.S. Steel Chemical division. He was also owner of the Brazil Crop Service.
He was a member of the local Antique Tractor Club and enjoyed his antique 1941 Ford vehicle. He was also an active member of the Church of Christ for 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Floyd, Arthur and John Loughmiller; three sisters, Ruth Eppert, Mildred Eppert and Bertha Tilley; two sons, Robert Joe Loughmiller and Douglas Ray Loughmiller, and one son-in-law, Henry Scherb.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; three daughters, Judith Berry and husband John, Susan Jo Scherb and Rebecca McCullough and husband Bill; one brother, Robert Lewis Loughmiller and wife Doris; one sister-in-law, Helen Loughmiller, all of Brazil; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home with Bro. Ronny Wade and Greg Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and again Tuesday from 8 a.m. to time of service.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Riley Children's Hospital of Indianapolis. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.