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“The pain still feels like it happened yesterday. will it ever go away.. ”
1 of 58 | Posted by: Rob Beatty

“I miss him so much!! ”
2 of 58 | Posted by: Gabrielle Oldham - Union City, MI

“Josh was my brother's friend. Anthony loved him and he was a great friend. He was one of the very few of his friends that was actually nice to me,...Read More »
3 of 58 | Posted by: Gabrielle Oldham - Union City, MI

“Dear Phil & Jeanne, We were so very sorry to learn of your grandson's accident. (Mary sent us the sad news.) Please know you're in our thoughts...Read More »
4 of 58 | Posted by: Wynn & Colene Hauenstein - Ada, OH

“With heavy heart I wish you many memories of Josh and Sympathy to the entire family. ”
5 of 58 | Posted by: Rebecca Koerner - Battle Creek, MI

“Rob, I am so sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers to you. ”
6 of 58 | Posted by: Holly Kaylor Boomer - MI

“I'm Terribly sorry for your loss. I couldn't imagine what that's like. Stay Strong!! ”
7 of 58 | Posted by: Shaun Mears - Union City, MI

“I am sorry for your loss. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 58 | Posted by: Della (Jeannie) Simmons - MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family ”
9 of 58 | Posted by: Susan Reed - Union City, MI

“May God comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. ”
10 of 58 | Posted by: Laura (Aldrich) Kennett - Climax, MI

“Amber - So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 58 | Posted by: Don & Marquita Eckerty - MI

“Wendy, Jeanne, Chelsea, and family: There are no words I can write or say to remotely begin to help ease your pain but please know you have all...Read More »
12 of 58 | Posted by: Jolene Boody - Burlington, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss praying for both family and friends. I hope you some day find peace. ”
13 of 58 | Posted by: Deana Wattles (Neal) - MI

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss I know there is nothing we can say to ease your pain but know we all are praying for you and your family he...Read More »
14 of 58 | Posted by: sheri galli bailey - sherwood, MI

“Robbie, I'm sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
15 of 58 | Posted by: Robert, Dory, Tyler, and Krystal Webb - MI

“hes in our prayers ”
16 of 58 | Posted by: george davis family - burlington, MI

“We didn't know Josh well but remember him when camping and his humor. We are extremely sorry for your loss and think of you daily as we can only...Read More »
17 of 58 | Posted by: Dan and Shawna Connelly - Fremont, IN

“To Phil, Jeanne, and Wendy are hearts go out to you. You are in our prayers. Love, Judy and Ralph ”
18 of 58 | Posted by: Judy Gottschalk - Union City, MI

“Wendy, Phil, Jeannie and all your family my heart goes out to you all. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
19 of 58 | Posted by: Dawn (Wieas) Frey - Ceresco, MI

“We are very sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you and the entire family. ”
20 of 58 | Posted by: Dennis & Shelley & Peyton Carey - IN

“Wendy and Bill, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ”
21 of 58 | Posted by: Sue Adolph - Union City, MI

“May god be with you in your time of loss. ”
22 of 58 | Posted by: Debbie Ice - Burlington, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with your family during this trying time. ”
23 of 58 | Posted by: Stacy Kassim - Burlington, MI

“Billy and Wendy, we offer you all our hugs, prayers, and love! There is nothing we can say to express how much we feel for you! Wish we could be...Read More »
24 of 58 | Posted by: Karen and Summer Hudson - FL

“Rob and Dawn, Nate and Nick, Mike and Jill, Candy, Wendy - all the family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Josh was young and vibrant! He...Read More »
25 of 58 | Posted by: Ron and Kathi Waligora - MI

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Joshua Beatty, there is comfort knowing that he is in Gods loving hands forever. ”
26 of 58 | Posted by: George & Nancy Hefley - Fremont, IN

“My heart and prayers go out to you Wendy, your family and to you Jeannie and Phil. ”
27 of 58 | Posted by: Susan Kraus - Middletown, MD

“I am so sorry for your loss. It is very hard losing a loved one, especially one so young. with thier whole life ahead of them. My sister DeeDee has...Read More »
28 of 58 | Posted by: Josie Thomet Rousseau - MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. It is very hard losing a loved one, especially one so young. with thier whole life ahead of them. My sister DeeDee has...Read More »
29 of 58 | Posted by: Josie Thomet Rousseau - MI

“josh was a good man and a better friend ill miss you buddy ”
30 of 58 | Posted by: Paul Mullineaux - Union City, MI

“Many thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Much love is sent your way. We are here for anything you may need, now and forever. Bill...Read More »
31 of 58 | Posted by: Bill and Wendi Schmucker and family - IN

“I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
32 of 58 | Posted by: Christee - Union cuty, MI

“Wendy, I know that no words can really help to ease your loss, just know that you are very close in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest...Read More »
33 of 58 | Posted by: Charlotte (Converse) Merchant - MI

“Wendy and Family, I am so sorry for your great loss. I haven't seen Josh since he was a little boy (when he was in my preschool class) but what a...Read More »
34 of 58 | Posted by: Sylvia Thomet - Afton, TN

“Our family is so sorry to hear of your loss. No words can express our sympathy. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
35 of 58 | Posted by: Missy Adams Irons - Athens, MI

“Our hearts are so saddened by the loss of Josh. It is so hard to loose a person so loved. May each of you feel the love and prayers of your family,...Read More »
36 of 58 | Posted by: Lona Eraca - Union City, MI

“We are so sorry to hear about your Grandson. The loss of a child is so painful. Our Prayers are with his Grandparents, parents & their family and...Read More »
37 of 58 | Posted by: Gary & Wondrella - MI

“Our hearts go out to the Beatty family. The loss of a child is so painful and unexplainable. Praying for the family. My God Bless. ”
38 of 58 | Posted by: Maureen Doubleday - Battle Creek, MI

“Rob and Dawn (and family), My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time in your lives. Trust in God that he is in a wonderful...Read More »
39 of 58 | Posted by: Lynda Crawford - Fremont, IN

“Wendy and your family, Phil and Jeannie, May God wrap His arms around your family and give you love and strength. You all are in our hearts and...Read More »
40 of 58 | Posted by: Bruce and Teresa Weiderman - MI

“Rob and Dawn- I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and all your family. ”
41 of 58 | Posted by: Jama White - Bradenton, FL

“Wendy and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you all, words cannot express how sorry i am for all of you, my prayers are with you all...God...Read More »
42 of 58 | Posted by: Angela Engblom - Homer, MI

“josh was a constant in our lives while he was growing up, him and jesse, chris,and thomas seemed to be joined at the hip, he was a joy to have around...Read More »
43 of 58 | Posted by: Dawn Robbins and Steven Locke - MI

“Wendy, Billy and family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
44 of 58 | Posted by: Lousann - Burlington, MI - Friend

“There are no words to fully express our sadness and love for Josh and his family. Whenever Josh would come home with Adam or stop by, we knew there...Read More »
45 of 58 | Posted by: The Booth-Williams Family - MI

“Sometimes I wonder why we wait for moments like this to acknowledge someone who is so special, either way though I guess it's better late then never!...Read More »
46 of 58 | Posted by: Brittany zeiter - Las Vegas

“There are never words just feelings at a time like this. We will hold your family close to our hearts. Prayers. Hugs, Norm and Linda Korn ”
47 of 58 | Posted by: Norman and Linda Korn - Athens , MI

“My deepest condolences to all whose lives he touched. ”
48 of 58 | Posted by: Dena Browne - Phoenix, AZ

“Billy and Wendy I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs are with your family and friends in this time of sorrow and healing Love Denise,...Read More »
49 of 58 | Posted by: Denise Brodock - Battle Creek, MI

“Josh was a great person and a awesome friend we will truly miss him thoughts and prayers to the family and Chelsea .. love Nate and Jasmine walker ”
50 of 58 | Posted by: Nathan & Jasmine Walker - Athens, MI

“I cannot believe he is gone! It just seems like yesterday we were out playing for recess in 5th grade! He will be greatly missed by us all and he...Read More »
51 of 58 | Posted by: Dora Dowdy

“I wasn't close to him, but I knew through school. I know the pain a lot of his family and friends feel and I'm so sorry. I will pray for ask of your...Read More »
52 of 58 | Posted by: Heather Crawford - Union city, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you! What a terrible thing to have to go thru! We are so sorry! ”
53 of 58 | Posted by: The Stevens Family - Coldwater, MI

“Josh always had a way to make someones day better and always made our gym class so much fun back in school....you will be missed Josh R.I. P. <3 ”
54 of 58 | Posted by: Megan Teubert

“Josh's memory will forever be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. ”
55 of 58 | Posted by: Kristi

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your whole family. Mzxki ”
56 of 58 | Posted by: Stan & Sandy Gentry - Seale, AL

“God took another angel home ”
57 of 58 | Posted by: lisa

“Josh was a very cheerful person and I only knew him from UCHS and He was a nice guy and always made yearbook so much fun.... You will be greatly...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: Noel Joy Swartout - Union City , MI


Joshua R. Beatty, age 22, of Union City, died as the result of a quad accident at his home on Saturday, April 07, 2012. Josh was born on November 27, 1989 in San Diego, California at the Balboa Naval Hospital, the son of Rob Beatty and Wendy A. (Fry) Beatty. His parents returned to live in Union City after his father's naval service and it has been Josh's home since. He attended Union City Schools. He played baseball until he was eleven (when he decided that sport wasn't for him anymore!). Josh played football and wrestled for the Union City High School teams. After graduation from Union City High School in 2008, he enrolled in the Master Certified Automotive course curriculum at Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from there February 26, 2010. He has worked for Courtesy Car and Truck in Tekonsha as a mechanic since then. Josh was a member of the Calhoun County 4-H Sheep Club and showed his lambs at the Calhoun County Fair. He loved all animals as they did him. Especially his dog Nigel who was "attached to Josh's waist" daily! He loved to work on engines and loved to ride four wheelers and motorcycles. He had a Mustang and a Camaro that were memorable rides for him! Josh was a concert goer who could be found at the "mosh pit" at each one he attended. He was a hunter who looked forward to deer season. Surviving are his parents William E. "Billy" and Wendy A. Goodrich of Union City, and Rob and Dawn Beatty of Fremont, Indiana; 3 brothers, Nathan Beatty and Nicholas Beatty both of Fremont and Jayce Goodrich of Union City; 3 sisters Katie Wood of Union City, Amber (Tim) Bonnell of Marshall, and Ashley Goodrich of Orlando, FL; his grandparents Phil and Jeanne Fry and Bill and Donna Goodrich of Burlington, Candy Beatty of Fremont, IN and Mike and Jill Waligora of Coldwater; his nieces Makenzie and Berkeley Bonnell; his girlfriend Chelsea Mack of Union City; aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his uncle John Fry, and grandfather Larry Robert Beatty Sr. . Friends may call at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 723 US27 North, Marshall on Tuesday from 2PM-8PM where the family will be present to greet friends and share memories. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 11, at 11AM with Rev. Rob Hughes of Union City United Methodist Church officiating. Those attending are encouraged to wear their casual attire, as Joshua would wear. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Union City. The family would like friends to honor Josh 's memory with a contribution to the Joshua R. Beatty Scholarship for Union City Schools (with a check made to Union City Schools). Assistance with memorials is available at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, P.O.Box 519, Marshall. To leave the family a message and sign the on line guest register visit www.kempffuneralhome.com. Friends coming to the funeral home from Union City should use I-69 North to I-94 East, to Exit 110. Turn right and the funeral home is ½ mile south of the exit on the right hand side of the road.

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