Joshua Lee Handshoe

July 23, 1976 - January 10, 2019

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Victory Temple Church of God
Celeryville , Ohio

Thursday, January 17, 2019
1:00 PM
Victory Temple Church of God
Celeryville , Ohio

Joshua Lee Handshoe, age 42, resident of Plymouth, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 23, 1976 in Willard, Ohio, to Robert and Bonnie (Shepherd) Handshoe. Joshua was a 1994 Pioneer Vocational School and Willard High School graduate and had worked as a welder. He had worked at The Crane in Bucyrus, Didion's Mechanical and Quality Welding Inc., both in Bellevue, for many years. His most recent employment was with the Union Local 42 out of Norwalk. Joshua loved the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and hunting camping trips. His children, grandson, and parents were the love of his life. He was loved by all of his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him. Our dog, Copper, was his beloved squirrel hunting buddy and a well-loved part of our daily life.

Joshua is survived by his children, Haley (Joe) Heydinger, Hunter Handshoe, Hayden Handshoe; a grandson, Dayne Heydinger; parents, Robert and Bonnie Handshoe; mother of his children, Shari Handshoe; numerous friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mabel and Henderson Shepherd and paternal grandparents, Vince and Carrie Handshoe.

Visitation will be at the Victory Temple in Celeryville on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, where the memorial service will be at 1:00 PM with Pastor Earl Sexton and a guest pastor officiating. A dinner will be shared together, at the church, following the service. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


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Kandice Ritchie - Jan 17, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it's not easy but he's in a better place now and God has a plan for him. The bible says in book Isaiah chapter 41 verse 10....Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I know it seems like your not gonna make it without him but you have a little baby now so you have to be strong.
Rich Metzger - Jan 17, 2019
Robert/Bonnie, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Andrea Oney - Jan 15, 2019
Robert and Bonnie! I am so sorry for your loss. I can't image the loss of a child no matter the age. Please know God can give you comfort and help heal your hurting hearts. Sorry, I can not make the showing or funeral.
Nellanda Jean Ujvari - Jan 14, 2019
My dearest sympathy and prayers to Josh's family, parents, children and friends. I only had the pleasure of knowing Josh a very short time. This I know, he was a very caring, loving, kind hearted man with a gentle soul. God opened the gates and let the great warrior come into his forest to make and keep peace with all things. I miss you. Hopefully, I will see you on the other side.
Paula Barnett - Jan 14, 2019
Robert,Bonnie and family. So sorry to hear of Josh's passing. Thoughts and prayers sent your way.
Lester Mundy - Jan 14, 2019
Hope you feel the Love of others all around you, especially now. God Bress
Mark and Joan Courtright - Jan 13, 2019
Robert and Bonnie we are so sorry for your loss.
Heather robinson (Hicks) - Jan 13, 2019
Robert and Bonnie, I am so very sorry. Sending you both love. Heather
Gerri Vesterman - Jan 13, 2019
Robert and family, so very sorry to hear this. Praying the good Lord will help you thru this 🙏🏻
Jenny Marrone - Jan 12, 2019
I am heart broken by the loss of Josh. I will miss his phone calls when he would tell me, “ Just checkin in.....” he was always good to me and my kids and I will be forever grateful for having met him and having him in my life. Prayers to all of you. I can’t imagine the pain you all are enduring at this time.
ROBERTA RAPP - Jan 12, 2019
We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Haley & Joe we are praying for you & all your family. May God give you comfort and peace. God Bless Deny & Roberta
Glenna Elliott - Jan 12, 2019
R.I.P Josh glad to have known you and loved you and my son's best friend and us setting up talking when we could not sleep when you stayed all night with David and will be missed by all who knew you prayers to your family
Trish VanHoose - Jan 12, 2019
Robert and Bonnie I’m crushed to hear the passing of Josh, he was and always will be a very good person and friend very considerate of others. I’m so glad he was a part of my life when I lived in Ohio. I will always have very fund memories of him. Prayers for you both in this difficult time. Sincerely Trish
Joyce Wicker - Jan 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your Loss. I will be praying for All the family and friends of Josh. I Pray for God to wrap you All in His Arms of Comfort .
David Howell - Jan 12, 2019
Dear Robert and Bonnie , my heart breaks for you . I know how much you loved Josh and how very much he loved you . I will always cherish the time I spent with my friend hunting and fishing , our time at Deer Camp and the times he would come over for a cookout and would stay a couple days .I'm so sorry for your loss .
Renee (Wicker) Barnett - Jan 12, 2019
I don't even know what to say... Josh was one of my Best lil Friends growing up in Dogtown. I was at your house daily.. I'll cherish all the memories! My Heart Breaks for you all.. ! Much Love, Lots of Hugs and Many Prayers. May God send Comfort to You and Josh's Kids !
Lisa Hersha - Jan 11, 2019
Bonnie and Robert, I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about Josh. I know how much you guys loved him and how much he loved you. I talk to Shari and the kids and they know how awful I feel for Josh’s family and friends. How much I love them. I wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers as is all of the family and friends that are heart broken. Rest In Peace Josh.