March 24, 1931 – October 14, 2016
Left to cherish Joe’s memory are: stepson, Louis (Vernita) Williams of Munster, IN; three sons, Chauncey (Marnetta) Prude of Cincinatti, OH, Domonic (Jennifer) Prude of Ypsilanti, MI, and Carl Prude of Gallatin, TN; three daughters, Seilani (Eliott) Hughes of South Windsor, CT, Eeka (Runako) Marshall of Granger, IN, and Tyesha (Patrick) Rose of Nashville, TN; former wife, Emily Collier of Gallatin, TN; and three half siblings, Shirley Holiday of Gary, IN, Robert Prude of Michigan City, IN, and Sylvester Prude of Virginia. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; and 9 step-great-great grandchildren.
Joseph was a proud US Army Veteran, and a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Gary, IN.
Memorial services will be held at the Aquatorium at Marquette Park in Gary, Indiana on Monday, Oct 31st at 2pm.
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