John B. Joest, Jr.

John B. Joest, Jr. 65 of Elizabethtown, KY, passed away Friday, July 24. 2020, with Hosparus, comforting staff, surrounded by his family. He was a native of Evansville, IN., and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed with Capitol Drilling and Sawing of KY, Owner, Bob George, 1981-1988, Indpls, In. Bob purchased the branch from George Howell, Owner here in Elizabethtown. John accepted a promotion as Branch Manager and moved from Indpls to KY in 1989. He and his wife, Belinda, purchased Capitol Drilling and Sawing of KY in 2005. He was a member of BBB, NRA, loved hunting and competitive shooting. From childhood his curiosity led him to develop expertise in the areas of electronics, mechanics, woodworking and metalworking. John's wealth of knowledge enabled him to solve problems around the house as well as for family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Joest and his brother, Jeffrey D. Joest. He is survived by his wife, Belinda Vaughn Joest; his mother, Shirley J. Siscel Joest; two brothers, Jerry and Jason Joest; and two sisters, Jennifer Gibson and Julia Joest. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown, KY. Condolences may be expressed online at


Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


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