Joseph Andrew Lardino was called home to join The Lord and be reunited with his wife on February 18, 2021at the age of 70, in Ocala, FL. Joey, as friends called him, accepted the salvation of Jesus Christ in his 30’s. He and his wife were members of, and married in The Church of God of Prophecy where they exchanged bibles instead of bands. Anyone who knew Joey also knew his passion to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. He was fearless to speak about The Lord to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. He never allowed the hypocrisy of his own shortcomings discourage him from openly praying for someone or sharing the truth of judgement to others; a point of his life that makes me proud to say he was my father. A Florida native, Joey was born in Ft. Lauderdale and would spend most of his life located close to the sun and surf. As a teenager, he enjoyed surfing, riding motorcycles, and living the carefree lifestyle that came with the 60’s and 70’s. He traveled accross the country with friends in his VW bus and would meet people and make memories that would become the stories of a youth not wasted for years to come. Joey loved all genre of music and was a talented drummer. He used his gift to bless others by playing drums in church as regularly as he could and it brought him joy, being invited to play. Joey enjoyed watching old movies, concerts and documentaries; always wanting to learn something new and stay up to date on current affairs. Later in his life, He and his wife Helen, would relocate to Central Florida where they would live out the remainder of their lives together. Joey was first, committed to his faith in God. He was a committed husband, father, and friend. He was quick to share with others or lend a helping hand to those in need and there are endless memories of silly voices, cartoon references, and funny sound effects that will forever prompt a smile. Love is an action word and can also be interpreted in different ways. Joey loved hard, he called often, he prayed daily, and he will be missed dearly. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Lardino Sr., his mother, Alice Lardino(Keesler), and his wife, Helen Lardino, he is survived by his son, Chad Lewis, daughter, Kimberly Lewis, daughter-in-law, Barbi Lewis, grandson, Colin Lewis, granddaughter, Ashlyn Lewis, and great granddaughter, Aleia Lewis. I miss you daddy but I know our separation is only temporary. Matthew 11:32-34 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I have come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.