CALDWELL -- Joel B. Prentice, 50, of Guernsey, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge.

He was born April 25, 1961, in Cuba, N.Y., son of Clara Bessie Lowe Prentice of Florida and the late Clarence L. "Bud" Prentice, and step-son of the late Shirley E. Essex Prentice.

He was a scrap dealer, and he was formerly employed by Wheeling Township in Guernsey County. He enjoyed mechanical tinkering, fishing, and camping.

In addition to his father and step-mother, he was preceded in death by one step-brother, Richard "Rusty" DiBlasio Jr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Janice Prentice of Newcomerstown; three daughters, Tabitha Marie (Mark) Scaggs of Columbus, Manda Sue Prentice of New Philadelphia, and Sarah May Prentice of Newcomerstown; two sisters, Tia (Randy) Rex of New Concord and Barbara (Randy) May of Florida; one brother, Greg Douglas of Kimbolton; four grandchildren; mother-in-law, Linda Hall Williams of Newcomerstown; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Womack of Junction City and Barbara Gadd of Newcomerstown; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

A graveside service was observed Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Dudley Cemetery with Pastor Bob Henry officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East St., P.O. Box 263, Caldwell, OH 43724, to assist with funeral expenses.

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