Joseph Terrill Fiorella, 65, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, October 18th, at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 3, 1955, in Owensboro, to the late Gabe Fiorella, Jr and Betty Sue Terrill Fiorella. Jody was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. He was employed by the Owensboro Fire Department for 22 Years. Jody loved all of his fire department "brothers" and retired in 2019. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for deer and turkey hunting. During his retirement, he added boar, pheasant, and bear hunting to his resume. He leaves behind many friends who were like family at Jim Leach's deer camp. Jody loved spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.
Jody had a big heart and would drop everything to help a friend in need. He was one-of-a-kind, always had a story to tell, and made new friends anywhere he went, despite his lack of a "filter". Jody was a lifelong fan of Owensboro High School Football and Kentucky Basketball, as well as any sports team that his children and grandchildren were participating in.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Eva Jean Adams; and a son-in-law, Ben Burns.
Jody is survived by his wife of 47 years, Paula Adams Fiorella, who loved him deeply and was his warrior during cancer treatments for the past 5 months. In his final days, Jody referred to her as his "bride" and his "hero". He knew there was no denying how much love she had for him.
Jody is also survived by his children, Kelly Powers (Jason), Terrill Fiorella (Magan), and Kalyn Burns; his grandchildren, Jay, Annie and Tate Powers, Julia Jones and Koda Geil, and Molly and Griffin Fiorella; sisters, Karen Snider (Gary), Susie Fillman (Jay), and Missy Epperson (Michael); brothers, Tony Fiorella (Vickie), Nicky Fiorella (Sharon), Andy Fiorella (Ann), and Jerry Fiorella (Renee); his sisters-in-law, Demetria Yager (Jim), Karla Moseley (Tim), and Jill Fannon (Buddy); and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
The funeral service for Jody will be held at 12 p.m. Friday at Bellevue Baptist Church. Burial to follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 until 7 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Heartford House c/o Hospice of Western Kentucky and Bellevue Baptist Church.
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