Joseph Benedict Topley Jr., 67, Nashville, Tenn., a former Stevens Point resident, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Palliative Care Unit of Vanderbilt University Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at St. Henry Church in Nashville, Tenn.
Visitation will be at the church from 11:30 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass.
Memorials may be made to the James Forjan Endowment Fund, York Catholic High School, 601 E. Springettesbury Ave., York, PA 17403 or Dollars for Scholars, William Penn Senior High School, 101 W. College Ave. York, PA 17403.
Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn., assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.marshshalldonnellycombs.com.
Mr. Topley was born June 15, 1946, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benedict Topley.
He graduated from West Virginia University in 1968.
Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned two Navy Commendation Medals for meritorious service, one with Combat V during his tour in the Republic of South Vietnam.
He was married to Carol Hill.
He spent his career in the printing industry, retiring in 2010 as vice president of manufacturing of Worzalla Publishing in Stevens Point.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, Nashville; one daughter, Christine Elizabeth (Brent Guilford) Ray, Nashville; his father, Joseph Benedict Topley, York, Pa.; three sisters, Elizabeth (Thomas) Aragno, Southern Shores, N.C., Stephanie Topley, Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Pamela (William) Zimmerman, York, Pa.; and two grandsons, Benedict Guilford Ray and Alexander Ivison Ray, both of Nashville.