February 27, 1983 ~ August 18, 2006

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Weaverville, NC

Joshua Dennis Harding, 23, of 29 Salem Road, Weaverville, was killed in a motorcycle accident early Friday, August 18, 2006. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of Dennis Roger Harding of Weaverville and Patty Harding Taylor and husband Curtis of Candler. He was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Jackie Arnett and a paternal grandfather, Elzie Harding. Josh attended North Buncombe High School. A loving son, father and brother, he could light up a room with his smile and he loved his son, Ryan, who was the light of his life. An excellent carpenter who loved building custom homes, he never said good-bye, always “see ya afterwhile” and left with a hug. He never met a stranger and the world was his friend. We lost a loving, kind, full of life young man. He is now the brightest star in Heaven and will be sorely missed by all those who ever knew him. In addition to his parents, Josh is survived by his son, Ryan Dennis Harding of Asheville; a sister, Amy Lynn Harding of Candler; paternal grandmother, Ellen Harding; maternal grandfathers, Tim Erwin and Charles Arnett; a nephew, Cameron Daniel Pillay; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend T.J. Dillingham officiating. Burial will follow at Longs Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the family for Ryan’s care.

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  1. IT’S HARD TO KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN SO I WILL SHARE A FEW MEMORIES.WE WERE AROUND EACH OTHER ALWAYS, FROM THE TIME WE WERE BORN TILL NOW. WHILE WE WERE GROWING UP OUR MOMS KEPT US TOGETHER.WE WENT TO CHURCH AT LONGS CHAPEL WHERE YOU AND I WOULD SNEAK ED BIGGS HAT OFF HIS HEAD AND RUN WITH IT JUST TO GET HIM TO CHASE US. IT SEEMS I WAS EITHER AT YOUR HOUSE OR YOU WERE AT MINE. WE WOULD ‘CAMP OUT’ IN THE HOUSE BY SHUTTING UP SHEETS IN THE DOORS SO IT WOULD BE LIKE A TENT. THEN WHEN WE GOT OLDER WE REALIZED THAT ‘CAMPING OUT’ WAS GOING OUTSIDE AND SETTING UP A REAL TENT. THE CAMPFIRE MADE IT REALLY CAMPING. ON ONE OF NATHAN’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES,WE WERE PLAYING ARMY AND WE HAD TO CAPTURE THE OTHER TEAM. YOU AND JEREMIAH, AND I WERE ON THE SAME TEAM,AND YOU BOTH WENT UP THE CREEK CRAWLING IN THE MUD AND WATER,SNEAKING UP ON THE OTHER TEAM. WE GOT THEM CAPTURED, DIDN’T WE? I WOULD GO OVER TO YOUR HOUSE AND WE WOULD SHOOT SQUIRRELS FROM YOUR BEDROOM WINDOW. I WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN ALL OF US COUSINS WERE RIDING FOUR WHEELERS,ANTHONY HIT A BIG HOLE AND WRECKED. HE WAS LAYING ON THE GROUND WITH HIS LEGS OUT OF JOINT, AND WHAT DID YOU DO? YOU WENT RUNNING OVER TO HIM, AND YANKED THEM BACK IN PLACE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LOOK ON ANT’S FACE.AND THEN THERE’S OUR TRIP TO THE BEACH. YOU CAME IN AT 4:00 AM WITH A RUBBER DUCKY FLOAT AROUND YOUR NECK AND SOAP SUDS ALL OVER YOU. YOUR WORDS WERE ‘BOYS GET UP! THERE’S WOMEN AND BUBBLES EVERYWHERE.’ WE LATER LEARNED THAT YOU HAD FILLED THE HOT TUB WITH WASHING POWDERS. THEN LATER, WE WENT DANCING AND YOU WERE THE FIRST PERSON ON THE DANCE FLOOR SHOUTING, ‘COME ON BOYS LET’S DANCE!’ WE HAD A BLAST. AND THE TIME WE WENT FOUR WHEELLING IN YOUR EXPLORER WITH ANTHONY,JULIE, AND KRISTY.WE GOT LOST AND NO ONE HAD ANY IDEA HOW TO GET OUT OF THAT PLACE.WHAT DID WE DO? KNOCKED DOWN A FEW TREES AND A GATE BUT WE GOT OUT OF THERE, DIDN’T WE? JOSH, YOU WERE MORE THAN A COUSIN TO ME. YOU WERE LIKE A BROTHER. I COULD COUNT ON YOU FOR ANYTHING,AND IT SEEMS LIKE A PART IS MISSING, NOW THAT YOU HAVE LEFT US. WE WON’T LET RYAN FORGET ABOUT HIS DAD BECAUSE A PART OF YOU STILL LIVES WITH US IN OUR MEMORIES.I WILL ALWAYS LET HIM KNOW WHAT A GREAT COUSIN,FRIEND,SON, AND DAD YOU WERE.I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU-‘LITTLE BUDDY.’

    I LOVE YA
    WESLEY HARDING

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  2. Dear Ellen and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can not imagine your heartbreak. I pray that God will give you all the strength you need to bear this sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Myrna and Bob Rice

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  3. It has taken me a while to sit down and write something about my brother. Im sure for those who were close to him we could write a book or two. Me and my brother never told each other I love you or hugged goodbye, but we didnt have to. I know he loved me and I loved him as well. Growing up with Josh was hard, but fun. He was always trying to set me up and he normally always suceeded. I remember drinking his pee that was supposed to be mello yello, swallowing his spit, being locked in the bathroom after he had used it ( it didnt smell good by the way). Throwing me off the handlebars of his bike, wrecking me on my bike, and the list goes on and on. Josh taught me how to read and he taught me how to ride my bike. He tried to teach me how to ride his dirtbike but i kept popping wheelies somehow and ended up on the front porch tearing the post down. He was always there to take up for me if anyone bothered me. I wrecked my bike at the end of the road one day and he carried me with one arm and pushed the bike with the other back home. A boy saw us and was making fun of me because I was bleeding. He was laughing and saying ‘ oh youre bleeding does that hurt?’ Josh got me home and went right back down there, punched him in the nose and said ‘oh, youre bleeding does that hurt??’ I know my brother loved me and I looked up to him growing up and I love him so much. I have tons of regrets but I have years and years of memories that not even death can take away. I hate that he wont be around for Ryan and for Cameron because there was so many things that Josh and ONLY Josh could teach them. But I will make sure that his memory stays alive especially for Ryan. I have kept most of my feelings hidden this whole time but I talk to Josh. And I take comfort knowing that he hears me and even though when he was here, if I had hugged him he probably would have shrugged me away and told me to get off of him, I know he hugs me now when I talk to him and he knows my pain. I love you Josh with all my heart and even if I tried I could never ever forget all our years together. Your Loving Sister Amy

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  4. I remember all of the fun times we used to have as kids riding dirt bikes. One time I wrecked your dirt bike.(Sorry about the bike, Man) You were not worried about the bike, you were more worried about me. Thanks for letting me wear your helmet while I rode it. I will never forget all the fun times me, you, Westley and Nathan had growing up together.

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  5. Amy,

    I’m so sorry for you and your family. It’s funny to think back on us in 2nd grade. We have grown so much. We’ve became our own people, but we also for the majority of the time managed to stay friends. I’m here for you if you need anything! There was a short period of time where me and Josh talked quite a bit. Although I wasnt as close to him as alot of people were, I got out of him just how much he loved you. When we had awkward moments of silence our conversations always turned to what we both knew, …. you and your family. We talked about you alot. He did and still does just want the best for you, he wants you to be happy. Josh would have done anything for you and all of his family. I know we think it was the wrong time for him to go, but Amy just know that he is happy forever now. I’m sorry you didnt get all the time with him that you wanted, but I know you have a mind full of memories, let your memories be what helps you through it all.

    Dennis and Patty,

    Everyone thought the world of your son, including me. You’ll stay in my prayers

    Love you all

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  6. I want to thank each and everyone who came, called, sent flowers, gave for Ryan, during the passing of our son. Your prayers and your support is what is helping me to stand and not lie down and pull the covers over my head. A special thanks to those who cleaned up Longs Chapel Church cemetery you did a beautiful job and I sent to you a heartfelt thank you. Those who helped Amy do one last thing for her brother, by digging his earthly resting place I send you our love. Those who covered him up with loving hands, I thank you for not allowing strangers to do the very last thing we could do for him on earth. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for the cards and phone calls, I treasure each one. I do not have phone numbers and addresses for all of you that I would like to have so please call me 828-667-0592 home, 828-231-1136 cell. My email is mzptaylor@aol.com. I love you all, and I know Joshua loves you too. Please continue to pray for this is going to be a long hard road to travel. I sincerely hope and pray that none of you ever go through this. Love and Prayers,

    Josh’s Mom.

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  7. Hey baby: Christmas has come and gone, and nothing will ever be the same. I thought of you on Christmas morning. I was taken back many years ago when we got you your first dirt bike. You were so excited. The best Christmas ever!! You said. I remember you rode and rode and rode until there was no grass left at all. Made it faster you said. I thought of you on Valentines Day. The first of many that I can’t send you a card and a box of conversation hearts, and a heart box of chocolates. This month has been especially hard on me. I remember 24 years ago when I was pregnant with you. I was so excited. A baby. You weren’t due til March 16. But as usual you had to make an appearance 17 days early. You were such a beautiful baby. I loved you so much it hurt. I was much too young to be a Mom, but I did the best I could. Sometimes I feel like that wasn’t enough. Your birthday is around the corner. I won’t let you down this time. Sometimes the dreams I have of you are so real. I love you son. I didn’t know how much until I lost you. I keep your memory alive with Ryan. You are his hero. I will never let him forget you or how much you loved him. I remember what you said how you wanted Ryan to always be excited cause he was going to Granna’s. Now he is. I won’t make the same mistakes with him I did with you. I miss you so much. I feel like my heart is ripped into. Happy Valentine’s Day baby. I love you. Mom

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  8. Josh… It has been one year and one day since I met you and my life changed forever. Everyday that passes I miss you more and more. Yesterday was really hard for me because all I could think about was the day that we met, and how great you made me feel, and how much fun that night was. I don’t think I have ever laughed that much. My life hasn’t been the same since I met you and I still can’t believe you are gone. I miss you so much and I would give anything to go back and re-live those two weeks again. I love you Josh.

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  9. Josh was a great person and a very good friend if it werent for him I probably wouldnt be here today, But it dosent change the fact that now hes not and I am very sorry. We all lost some one very close to us. You will be missed but never forgotten.

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  10. Patty was thinking of you today and I know why Happy Birthday to Josh. You were on my mind all night guess Josh wanted all your friends to be around you today just so you know you are special and to help you celebrate today. thinking of you and praying you are ok.

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  11. Son: it has been 2 weeks today since I received the most horrible news a mother could ever receive. The grief and pain is as fresh as when I first knew. I have to find a ray of light in all of this pain. I have reumited with family I thought I would never be around again. Your friends confirmed everything I already knew about you. It was one of the largest family and friends night they had ever had. You have now touched people that you never even knew. A buddy network has been started by a biker group. When they leave they call and tell 2 or 3 where they are going, what route they are taking and when they should arrive, and they make sure of it. I know you woke me up that night and I have not had a restful night since. I have a longing and a pain I never knew one could experience so intensely. I miss you so much. I picked up the phone last night and told Curtis I need to call you, I hadnt talked to you yet that day, and when the realization hit me, the grief was a tangible pain.I pray every night for God to let me remember my dreams, because I know that you know(have always known) how I would be if I ever lost you. And I know that you will come. Please be around your sister and your Dad, they are not as strong as me, and as much pain as I am in, they are suffering more. I love you son, with a love that even I didn’t understand the magnitude of, until now. You left a powerful legacy on this earth. And a large void in everyone’s life that knows you. I am glad the last 8 months we had were good. You have never broken my heart and you never will. All those that love you, lost a piece of our heart. Not many people can lay claim to what you have proudly claimed as your own. We all saw that in those painful first days after the accident. I am still getiing cards from people that I didn’t even know that cared about us. It is what makes it bearable. I spend alot of time telling people all the wonderful funny memories that we share. Like the time we super sized your happy meal, the times we used to embarrass your daddy when we were out, and all the practical jokes you used to play.(you had a good teacher :)!! You will never be forgotten, I will make sure your memory is alive and well until we see each other again.
    This has changed the whole course of my life. I will now live each day like it is the last and let the people that really matter know that they do. I love you so much son.

    Love, Mom

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  12. To the family my deepest payers, Josh , was a true friend ,Great person, never seem to meet a stranger ,I will surely miss him as i call him my adotped son. He reminded me so much of my newphew.He was a young man full of life.

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  13. I’m sorry to hear this I only knew Josh for two weeks. He was a great guy and a friend, we will miss him. We’ll all keep him in our hearts. The Eagles Nest Crew.

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  14. patty, i have no words to express my sorrow for you and your family. i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. love, kelly weaver

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  15. I read of Josh’s death today in the newspapper. It made me very sad. I remember Josh as a boy who played little league baseball for me. He always had a big smile. He was full of life. I pray that God’s love will give you strength to face your grief. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Coach Wayne Metcalf.

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  16. Josh, Our Friend’?, A friend with charm, character, charisma and a heart filled with compassion and love for all that knew and loved him in return. His friendship to our children Billy and Samantha was one of undoubting commitment. I remember a few years back Samantha received a go cart/ buggy for her birthday. Sam and her friend Paige snuck the Go-Cart to the neighboring field at 1 am in the morning to play. The two girls had gotten stuck and couldn’t budge the machine out. Well of course who do the girls call? The one person they knew would come to their rescue was ‘Josh’?. 2 am from a deep sleep he loaded the pulling chains arrived with his charm, smile and expert advise in saving the girls from getting into big trouble. This is only one time out of many that this caring young man came to a friends or anyone’s rescue.
    Josh and Billy were intense foosball partners, poker buds with an all around brotherly friendship. Both boys never doubted that one had the others back; they thought of each other with deep conviction, committed friendship and acceptance of each others faults.
    Josh was a hard worker, employed a few years back by my husband and Josh’s friend Bill. Among many other traits Bill admired and loved that Josh always wanted to learn the trade whatever trade it may have been that week. In a short amount of time this young man became a leader on the job site. Beside our son there were very few if any we trusted with our lively hood. Without hesitation Josh entered our home having not to knock, he had possession of our tools, rode our equipment/vehicles etc. and much more only a trusted friend would do. We deeply loved and respected him so very much and are lucky to have had him in our life.
    How can I ever forget the love in his eyes when he spoke of the most important little person in his life, his son Ryan. It didn’t matter if it were on the jobsite, on the street or anywhere, you would want to stop and listen to a proud father tell stories of what his son had gotten into or advanced to the day before. Ryan will no doubt remember how much his father adored and loved him.
    As for his smile! The girls melted at the site. Not only did he possess a beautiful face his personality shined as the stars in heaven. We will never loose this precious young mans image within our thoughts. No one will every come close or compare to our dear friend. Josh, He will forever own a piece of our hearts and his memory will live on never to be forgotten.
    Although our hearts are filled with happiness from your memory they are also filled with deep sorrow for your loss. Good-bye for now our dear friend we will rejoice again someday in the kingdom of heaven,

    Your loving friends,
    Stacy, Bill, Samantha and Billy
    The Sargent Family

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  17. I was so deeply sadened to hear about Josh. Amy, i cant imagine loosing Mary Beth. I am so sorry for what you are going thru. Patty and Dennis, I dont have children so I cant think about how you must feel. I found this poem and thought about you all. I love you!
    I Do Believe
    by Jennifer Janiszewski

    There is nothing i can do,
    to make him come back
    There are no words I can say,
    that can replace the words you long to hear

    There are no answer’s I can give,
    that will satisfy your questions
    There is not another soul I can introduce you to that will ever replace his
    And, there is no love I can offer that will ever replace the love you shared

    I can not promise your broken heart will ever be complete
    I will not say it could have been worse
    I will not deny it was a tragedy
    I will not lie and tell you he will come back

    He never really left

    I do promise he hears you when you speak
    I will say he loves you no matter the distance
    I will not deny he is in a better place
    And, I will not lie; he is waiting to greet you someday

    He is every you step you take
    He is in everything you do
    He is the air you breathe
    He is every beat of your heart

    ‘ He is like the wind. You can not see him…but you will always feel him’

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  18. MY THOUGHTS AN PRAYERS ARE WITH JOSH’S FAMILY AN FRIENDS. HE ALWAYS NEW HOW TO MAKE ME LAUGH AN HAVE A GOOD TIME GOD BLESS LITTLE RYAN.
    LOVE RACHEL & FAMILY

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  19. MY THOUGHTS AN PRAYERS ARE WITH JOSH’S FAMILY AN FRIENDS. HE ALWAYS NEW HOW TO MAKE ME LAUGH AN HAVE A GOOD TIME GOD BLESS LITTLE RYAN.
    LOVE RACHEL & FAMILY

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  20. Patty we are so sorry and our family has prayed for God to remove the pain you are feeling.Donna sending her love and prays.If anything will help and we can do please we are there.Love you from all your many friends from Smiley’s

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  21. I am so sorry I can not even imagine the sorrow you all feel but I didn’t get to share the time that I wish and would give anything in this world to to spend with him. He wasn’t just Joshua Harding to me he was so much more. The time we spent together was amazing we would just sit and talk all night long about everything in his life, work, family, ryan, how no woman could compare to his mom and sister and how he never wanted to do the yard work because his father had such a passion for it and Josh wanted him to share that with him. I have never felt some of the things that I have felt For HIM, and i just admired how big his heart was and how hard he worked and how each person in his family and each friend that he had ment to so much to him, and I have never seen so much love for someone as i did when i saw the time he spent with ryan and the things he wanted to teach him. Ifeel that he is so overwhelmed with the love that that each person is giving him now and heknows it and will always be a guaranangel to each and everyone of these people. I wish that people could have been with us every time I was with him, he was so happy and contient with his life. He was someone I went to see to lift my spirits and put a smile on my face and to make me feel things no one has ever made me feel I LOVE HIM SO MUCH and he knows how much you all love him and I think that has been what has got him through life he will always be everywhere you take him. He was an amazing person and i think that every person in his life is beautiful and amazing for making him that way, just now he is in your hearts, you thoughts, your footsteps and every move you make and thoughs that you think, I know he loved you all so much, and he will be missed very much but we will see him again!

    ASHLEY

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  22. Patty,Amy and family, I want to let you know that your all in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of your son and brother. You all are in my prayers and thoughts in your time of sorrow. In love and Prayers Always Brenda Sizemore

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  23. I will be praying for all of Josh’s family and friends. I never got to meet little Ryan, but Josh talked about him all the time. He was so proud of his little boy and how smart he was and all of the things that he had taught him and wanted to teach him.

    Josh and I only had two short weeks together, but I thank God for those two weeks. Josh showed me how to love living again and I would not trade those two weeks for anything. I miss him so much. He always knew how to make me smile and laugh, and his dimples could melt my heart. I take comfort in knowing that one day we will see him again.

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  24. Our condolences, understanding, love and prayers are with you during your time of grief, knowing in the big picture, God will lift us all to complete understanding and salvation. This is our prayer.

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  25. Josh could always make us smile, and he will be missed by all. Our deepest thoughts and prayers to the family.

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  26. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Joshua’s family and friends.

    I only knew Joshua for two weeks but he made a great huge impact on my Friend, our friends and my family. He was so kind, his eyes sparkled when he spoke and his face lit-up, like a light, when he listened.

    I wish all his family and friends could have had dinner at our house on Tuesday (a week ago) so everyone could have seen him. He was very HAPPY! I will always remember the smile on his face and how the room glimmered when he walked in. I will also remember how he paid attention to things, small details – things that most people would let pass them by.

    I am glad that Joshua was able to meet both of my son’s over the past two weeks. I wish I would have been given the chance to meet his son.

    Joshua was proud to tell me about his son. He told me, his name is Ryan, he is four. He continued by telling Ryan and Josh stories. He was very, very proud of his son and he wanted everyone to know all about Ryan.

    I am thankful to have known Joshua and saddened that it was only for a very short two weeks.

    We will keep Joshua in our hearts!

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  27. I am so very sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers, I love you Patty and may God be with you and your family through this time…..Love always Your friend Bonita

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  28. Wow..I dont even know where to start. I remember the first day i met Josh. I was thirteen years old and my cousin was dating him. Josh came to the house with Nathan and they brought a huge pizza for us to eat. In my mind Josh went in with a smile and out with a smile. Not many people knew me and Josh were really close. He was someone there that i could just talk to. Walk in and just talk..about ANYTHING! Anyone close to him also knew that Josh made everything interesting. There was NEVER a dull momement. It was like he talked in book terms and explained everything in such detail. I even remember times when i called Josh my brother. Josh will always be in my heart and in my mind. Everyday that i drive by his house, everytime i hear ‘Rough n Ready’, everytime i see someone make that VERY unforgettable face (That no one else had). Josh loved his family more than the world. The whole crew John, Nathan, Wes, Christy, Amy, Wayne, Anthony Kyle, Zack and So many more. I really dont know anyone else that would stop on the side of the road, in the pouring rain, on the interstate to see if the man that got in a wreck was okay and was still alive. If you find yourself talking to Josh, please don’t stop. He hears everyone that had a place for him in their heart. Josh was the best friend I have EVER had. I pray for everyone that’s in sorrow for him to not be sad and cry, because we all know what Josh would tell us in our own special way. I see Josh in Ryan everytime i see him. To Dennis, Amy and every one of his family members….I pray and hope that everything gets better and you find the comfort of him being right next to you. Your in my prayers and in my heart. I dont want to stop writing…but Josh was wayyyy to many amazing things for me to continue. We love you Josh and miss you so very much! – Sydney Wallen

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  29. I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I was unable to attend the visitation or funeral due to complications from surgery, but please know you were & are in my prayers. I have sent a small donation to help with Ryan to 29 Salem Rd. Please know if you can think of anything I might be able to do to help, all you need to do is call. My # is 252-3461. In case you are wondering who I am, I am Ellen’s Aunt Mabel’s daughter.

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  30. My son. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I almost couldn’t bear the pain of leaving you alone. I hope you understand, I am trying to be brave, but my heart is broken. I think you are so proud at the many who showed up to your final party. It was a great send off. I think there was al least 600 people Monday night. They ran out of paper to sign so not everybody got to sign. You have the most beautiful flowers and we are starting a trust fund for Ryan. Nathan and Uncle VL sang for you and son, they sounded alot like Garth Brooks. Your sister and cousins dug your final earthly resting place and your cousins and uncles covered you up. You were always with family and friends. 18 people out of the community came and cleaned up Longs Chapel so it was beautiful. Son, I don’t think you realize how many people love you. We all will be here for Ryan. He will always have everything he needs. I am so proud of you! You really crammed alot of living in 23 years. I miss you so much. I will still talk to you every morning at 5 til 6. So don’t think you are going to get out of that. You will always have a place at my table, and more importantly in my heart. I will think of you everyday, until we meet again. I love you ao much son. I miss you so much. Love you always and more everyday Mom.

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  31. I’m very sorry to hear this Josh was a really great person with a winning personality. Him and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God is holding him close in a much better place.

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  32. Man, I don’t even know where to start. You ARE my brother and you were always there when I needed you. I remember more and more each day about all of the good times we had together. I take pride in knowing that I am your ‘Little Buddy’, and that you will be with me in every step that I take in my life. I look up to you so much, and I will think of you in every decision that I make. You touched so many people in your life, I am glad to be one of them. My prayers are with everybody. You ARE my brother and I can’t wait until the day that I see you again… I LOVE YOU JOSH

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  33. What a tragedy, another young spirited soul has left our hearts empty. Josh, the loving son of our close friend Patty; has departed to continue his service with our Lord. Wow, it’s hard to believe the young boy that shared Holiday meals with my family who made us laugh with his warm and sometimes funny sense of humor no longer resides with us in the physical sense however, will reside in our hearts and souls forever more. Patty, God will bless our beloved Josh and Josh will protect and assist in leading us towards the righteous path. Know his time spent with us will never be forgotten. The way he touched our lives; the McMullens will forever be indebted to such a wonderful, kind, caring Young Man which Josh was to everyone. Accept our deepest and heart-felt condolences, my family will continue to be here for yours. Please contact us for anything.

    God Bless

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  34. A true Friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else belives the smile on your face. Josh was someone who could see the pain in your eyes and MAKE you smile from a mile away. Josh still makes me smile. Just hearing his laugh in the back of my head turns my frown into a chuckle. He will never leave my heart and i hope everyone has that one special thing about Josh that makes them chuckle. Friends and family, your still in my heart and prayers. With much love…

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  35. Every year around this time, I find myself not believing another year has passed. Man do I miss you, Josh. I often find myself saying (more now than ever) what would Josh have done? What would Josh do in your shoes? 90 percent of the time I think you would have tried to smack some sense into me. I can hear you saying -> Girl!!!! Whatchu doing that for? But yet, you still NEVER fail to put a smile on my face!! I listen to that song you sang to me over and over and over again, quite often. It makes me chuckle as I sing it really loud and obnoxiously. I still find myself talking to you. Is that weird? Ha, here is my evidence. I miss you Josh, so dearly. You were my best friend even though I stuck FOR SALE signs in your yard when I was a teenager, just to see if you would notice. You were there for me when I needed someone to talk to, cry to, or someone to just make me laugh. Thanks for being so amazing to me all these years. I love you dude and miss you terribly. Keep watching over us, because I know you are!

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