Joshua M. Waddell

July 20, 1989 ‒ July 03, 2013

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Joshua M. Waddell, age 23, of Crystal Ave., Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

He was born on July 20, 1989 in Mount Vernon to Chris and Jody (Hicks) Waddell. Josh was employed at Pecks Janitorial where he performed floor maintenance duties.

He had a big heart and would do just about anything for anyone. Josh was an animal lover and fostered many dogs and found them good homes. His family and friends will miss his wonderful smile and his loving heart.

He is survived by his mother Jody (Mark Eakin) Waddell of Elizabeth, WV; his sister Jessica Waddell-McKean of Mount Vernon; nieces Jennifer and Lily McKean; nephew Zach McKean; his longtime girlfriend Kayla Schaade; best friends Bryant Satta, Phillip Nieghbarger and Doug Shannon; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Josh was preceded in death by his father Chris Waddell; grandparents Jim and Eunice Waddell; grandparents J.B. and Anna Hicks; his aunt Deb Waddell and a cousin Erica Davidson.

Friends may call on Monday to celebrate Joshua’s life from 4-7PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Josh’s name may be made to: Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is serving the Joshua M. Waddell Family.