---- — Mr. Helmer “Joe” Hightower, 90, of Thorntown, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Joe was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Lafayette, Tenn., a son of the now late Claude and Muzie (White) Hightower.
Survivors include his daughters, Barbara Warren of Thorntown and Merinda Hightower of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; aunt, Estelle White of Tennessee; granddaughter, Whitney Warren and her companion, Jason Whitlow, of Charlotte, N.C.; and great-grandson, Cole Whitlow. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Olene Wagner.
Family and friends will gather from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 3, for visitation at Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the mortuary. Joe will be laid to rest at Browns Wonder Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240; Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.