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Joshua R Collins

July 24, 1989 January 5, 2019
Joshua R Collins
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Obituary for Joshua R Collins

Joshua Robert Collins, 29, of Stockport, Ohio completed his earthbound journey and joined his Family and Friends who Walk Beyond with our Creator on January 5, 2019 at 1:58 am at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio, surrounded by his Family and Friends. Born on July 24, 1989 to the late Rebecca Collins and Robert Collins of Malta, Josh overcame a wealth of medical set-backs during his lifetime. He fought for every little bit of life that he was gifted and enjoyed it to the fullest.

He was one of the lucky guys, blessed with a second set of Parents, Chad & Kathleen McGrew of Stockport, who Josh adopted as his very own and loved with all his heart. A graduate of Morgan High School, Josh enjoyed parties with family & friends, he loved camping, fishing, riding on Bob the side-by side, visits to the aquarium, playing with his dogs (Willie, Toby, Sasha, & DiVa), riding in parades, listening to music, watching videos, meeting new people, teaching others the things that he knew, working on trucks with Junior and Wes, SPiTTiNG with Unicorn SPiT, drawing and Most of all Singing his Family Tradition by Hank. He was a member of the Malconta Flower Club. He was truly a “Rockin’ Dude”!

Josh leaves behind family members who loved him “more than all the cars & trucks in the whole wide world” –

Robert Collins, Dad Chad & Momma Kathleen McGrew, Faith, Matt, Tenley, & Levi McGrain, Elizabeth (Paul) Barnes, Emma Muir, Bro Clinton Wilcoxen, Sis Corrine McGrew, Matt Dille, ittle Brayden McGrew, Harleigh (LeeLee per Josh) Dille, Grandma Lucy Harman, Robert (Roebuck) & Janet McGrew, Aunt Cassie (Cassidy) & Corey, Isaiah, Brier McGrew, Clifford Wickham, Dorothy McGrew, Junior, Patty, Wes & Jenni McGrew, Teri & Orin Palmer & Family, Connie McGrew, Dusty Eddleblute, Grammy Joan & Pappy Tim Offenberger, Paw Butch (Earl) & Carolyn Offenberger, Pappaw Goat (Gene), Uncle Keith, Ma Rosemary Heiss, Esther & Gabe Hartl, Tisa Medlin & Family, Justin Offenberger & Family, Rhonda & Randy Duskey & family, Tracie & Troy Wagner & Family, Joe & Phyllis Cain, Yak-Yak Maria McGrew & Family.

Exceptional people in his life, Doctor Courtney Camp, Princess Talena Barnhart, Doctor Pam Huhn, Karen King, Kathy Robinson, Kayla Spencer, Brandy Woollard, Sarah Sally Thomas, Lora Duvall, Michelle Nicole Day, Jessica Creighton, Everyone from RHDD, Two Bridges, 4H Riding Therapy, Mary Hammond Program/Workshop, CADS and the MCBDD.

Josh always prayed for everyone at the Dialysis Center before he would leave he Thanked everyone from the staff and other clients they were all family to him. So a Huge Thank you goes to Amanda, Karen, Regina, Jess, Annie, Jen, Karrie, Kim, Megan, Scott, Krissy, Mechelle, Greg, Tylor, Amber, Angie, Cassandra, Mallory, Tammy, Jody, Darcy, Jodie and Courtney S. You all made his life so much easier, he enjoyed coming to Dialysis because of you all.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Rebecca (Becky, Mom-Mom) Collins, Grandpa William (Bill) Harman, Uncle Robert (Rob) Fling, Uncle Tom Heiss, his friend Curtie (Curtis) Balding, grandparents, Jim and Donna Collins.

Memorial Arrangements are currently being worked on.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking that you think about helping others. Josh was in need of a Living Kidney Donation. So you can check that box to Donate your Organs after you are gone, Register to donate a Living Organ or even Donate Blood. Josh used many donations from others and was Thankful for Them.

Josh was such a kind and loving soul, we should all be so fortunate to have someone like him in our lives. Be kind, be gentle, be helpful, be genuine, be thoughtful to others, be loving, and be as strong as possible..in Josh’s memory.


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