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Clarence "Joe" Come, Jr, 76, of Shelbyville

Clarence “Joe” Come, Jr, 76, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.


He was born July 6, 1944 in Montpelier, VT to Clarence J. Come, Sr. and Gladys Marie (Bartlett) Come.


He married Mary (Purtlebaugh) Come on June 17, 1977, and she survives.


Joe is also survived by his daughter, Beth Cox of New Palestine, son Mark Come of Dayton, OH, grandsons, Michael Leeper of PA, Jesse Nottingham of Connersville, and Bobby Gardner of Shelbyville, granddaughter, Taylor Gardner of Connersville, and two great-grandchildren.


Joe worked for the Shelbyville Newspaper as a carrier so he could purchase his first car.  While in high school, he was active in the Silver Air Patrol.  Joe was a starting running back for Shelbyville High School during his Junior and Senior years.  He worked at Standard Grocery for 20 years.  He was a supervisor for Speedway for 15 years, and worked 9 years at Thomas Market in Franklin.


Joe was a member of Bible Holiness Church and the Jaycee’s.  He enjoyed woodworking, camping, bowling and fishing.  Joe was a pitcher in softball.  He was an avid fan of the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts.


Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2021 at Bible Holiness Church, 2911 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN.


Funeral services will be at follow at 1 p.m. at the church with Reverend Joseph Smith and Reverend Rick Moreland officiating. 


The funeral service will be live streamed on the Murphy-Parks Funeral Service facebook page beginning at 1 p.m.


Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.


Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Joe’s family.