Joseph Michael “Mike” Jefferson, 64, husband of Loretta Crigger Jefferson, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Baptist Healthcare in Lexington. Born Nov. 3, 1953, he was the son of the late Karl B. Sr. and Nancy Jane Toy Jefferson. He was a 1971 graduate of Woodford County High School, attended the Lexington Vocational and Technical College, and retired after 43 years at the Osram Sylvania Lamp Plant. He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Midway.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bryan (Stephanie) Jefferson of Versailles; his daughter, Jessica Jefferson of Frankfort; a sister, Sharon Hardin of Versailles; two brothers, Karl B. (Gale) Jefferson Jr. of Somerset, David Jefferson of Versailles; and a granddaughter, Ashley Jefferson.
Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home followed by funeral services Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Teresa Howerton officiating. Burial was at Rose Crest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Foley, Ronnie Goodlette, Emmanuel Perry, Larry Hatton, Mark Rice, and Ethan Gillespie. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Routt, T. R. Routt, Johnny Stivers, and Bobby “Shorty” Coulbert. Memorials are suggested to Grace Fellowship of Midway, P. O. Box 4106, Midway, KY 40347.