Joshua attended Three Rivers Community Schools and later earned his high school diploma through online studies. This and his current employment with Precision Wire showed his dedication to finding his way in a world that had been full of obstacles and struggles. He was one to never give up.
Josh was an avid sports fan. His love for the Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bulls, especially Michael Jordan, was immense. His love for all things Notre Dame was colossal. If there was a ball involved, he loved being involved.
Joshua was preceded in death by his father Melvin, paternal grandparents Billy & Eleanor Middleton of Boonville, IN, maternal grandparents Sandra Swartzentruber of Mendon and William “Bill” Summers of Three Rivers.
Joshua leaves to cherish his loving memory, three daughters, Taylor Farris of Portage, Abigail and Keagan Dean of South Carolina, and one son, Deaconn Dean; Mom and stepdad, Julie and Tracy Smith of Three Rivers; three sisters, Stephanie (Brent) Gardner of Shipshewana, Monica Dean of Three Rivers, Mercedes Smith of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Mitchell Smith of Boston, MA, William “Hunter” and Ashton Smith both of Three Rivers; Grandmother, Bonnie Summers of Three Rivers and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Josh’s life will be held Friday, April 29, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093.
Memorial donations in memory of Joshua may be directed to Hohner Funeral Home, in care of arrangements. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.