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Robert "Joe" Joseph Best

December 21, 1953 — November 1, 2017

Robert "Joe" Best, 63, of Greenville, passed away on November 1, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville, after fighting a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born December 21, 1953 in Greenville, the son of Janice (Collins) Smith of Greenville and the late Robert E. Best.

In addition to his father, Joe is preceded in death by his step father, Gerald "Smitty" Smith and his step brother, Steven Smith.

Joe was a 1973 graduate of Greenville Senior High School. He loved taking casual rides in his dune buggy and cherished all of his yorkies, especially Reba. He was employed by D&D Restoration in Covington, Ohio. Most of all Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends; he never met a stranger.

Joe is survived by his wife of 25 years, Denise (Pullins) Best of Arcanum, whom he married July 4, 1992; his children, Jason Best of Vandalia, Casey Helmer of Greenville and Natalie Patterson of Arcanum; his grandchildren, Robby Best, Ryan Best, Maddy Best, Trent Best, Liam Helmer and Landon Patterson; his brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie (Jeannie) Best of St. Paris, Ohio; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonita (Tom) Schlechty of New Madison and TK (Jeff) Reigle of Greenville; his step brother, Dan Smith; his uncle; David (Becky) Collins of Greenville; his aunt, Pat Shiverdecker of Greenville; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Greg (Carol) Pullins of Knoxville, Tennessee; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Shelia (Dan) Sieffer of Liberty Township, Ohio and Connie Hite of Evans, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends may visit on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1-3 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2017 also at the funeral home, with Chaplain Candy Null and Pastor Sam Shilot officiating. It was Joe's wish to be cremated, therefor no graveside services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association, PO Box 781, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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