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Joseph Magoto

August 29, 1950 — February 21, 2019

Joseph "Joe" A. Magoto, 68, of Greenville, Ohio formerly of Ansonia, Ohio passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born on August 29, 1950 in Greenville to the late Vitalise and Delores (Bornhorst) Magoto of Darke County.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his son, Aaron Magoto; his stepfathers, Norbert Magoto and Wilber Shotz; and his in-laws, Ervin and Ginny Baker.

Joe was a 1968 Versailles High School graduate. He married the love of his life, Linda (Baker) Magoto, on June 21, 1982. Joe was a jack of all trades, but a master of none. He spent most of his life in the construction industry working for Horizon Unlimited in Texas and for Larry Batten of Ansonia. Joe enjoyed spending time outdoors camping and fishing. In his free time, you could find him playing cards with his family and friends. Joe valued the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joe is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda; his son, Jeremy Magoto of Greenville; his step-children, Kelly (Kurt) Brown of Greenville, Tony (Rhonda) Gates of Ansonia, Steve Gates of Union City, Ohio, and Mark (Amy) Gates of Greenville; his six grandsons, three granddaughters, one great granddaughter, and his one great grandson that is on his way; and his sister, Pam (Paul) Weaver of Greenville.

A celebration of Joe's life will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Rev. Mark Gates officiating. Burial will follow at Abbottsville Cemetery.

Guest may visit with Joe's family from 9:30 AM until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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