Joseph J. Detzer, 88, Chrisney

Joseph J. Detzer, 88, of Chrisney, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Willowdale Village in Dale.

Joe was born on July 18, 1930, in Troy to the late Oscar L. and Della (Siscel) Detzer.

Joe was a graduate of Troy High School and a graduate of Indiana University.  He was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.

He worked in accounting at M.P.D. and worked 30 years for GE in Owensboro.  He was also the owner of Chrisney Lumber Co. from 1967 to 1992.

Joe was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and a life member of Boonville VFW 3418.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Tabelman) Detzer, who passed away in 2017; his grandson, Dane Detzer; two brothers, Paul Detzer and Bob Detzer; and one sister, Mary Jones.

Joe is survived by his sons, Don Detzer and his wife, Jennifer, of Tennyson, Dirk Detzer of Jasper and Dwayne Detzer of Chrisney; sister, Helen Frazier of Nashville, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home, Youngblood Chapel in Chrisney, with Pastor Steve Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ. 

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