The tombstone for Joseph T. Limes is the most prominent stone in the Staunton cemetery. It has a tall white marble statue of a bugler on top. The inscription reads: "Tis music charms the soul to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. A sunbeam from the world has vanished."
He died March 2, 1886, age 28 years, unmarried in Concord Township, Fayette County, Ohio. His parents were Harmon Limes and Eliza A./Elizabeth Rowe.
An inventory of his estate indicated he was a musician of note around Staunton, Concord Township, where he lived. He is buried at Staunton Cemetery with parents.