Joshua T. Richards

September 09, 1991 ‒ September 06, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Joshua T. Richards, age 28 of Marion, passed away Sunday September 6, 2020 at Marion General Hospital following a motorcycle accident.

Josh was born September 9, 1991 in Marion, the son of M. Christine Lehner and Jerry Lee Richards. He graduated from Rushmore Academy and worked for SilverLine.

Josh lived his life fearlessly. He was born to be outdoors; fishing, hunting, playing disc golf, riding his Harley and swimming were just a few things he enjoyed. Games of Dungeons & Dragons along with Magic were a favorite pastime. He had an adventurous personality and was often the ringleader among his friends. Josh was strong willed, knowing what and how he wanted to do things. He had an incredible sense of humor and loved sending random selfies to his family and friends. He championed the 2nd Amendment, the US Military and Breast Cancer Awareness. He served as President of M.O.G.G.S.

He is survived by his mother, M. Christine Lehner; father, Jerry Lee Richards; sister, Miranda (fiancé Devon Sabo) Walker; brother, Draconis B. (Jackie) Lehner; grandfather, Kenneth Lehner; uncle to: Killian Walker and Lucinda I. Lehner; and a host of aunts, uncles and friends.

Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents: Robert and June Richards and Sue Lehner; great-grandparents: Charles and Jane Osborn, Robert and Ella Mae Lehner, and Kenneth and Ruth Lowery and uncle Kevin Noggle

Visitation will be Friday September 11, 2020 at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 11AM to 1PM; Graveside service will follow at Marion Cemetery at 1:30PM.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Josh’s family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Chris, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is broken for all who knew Josh. He was a regular at my house when he and Ty were growing up. He was loved and will be missed.

    • Natalie & Ty .. I so enjoyed the time the boys shared together as teens & miss Ty’s face!! Thank you & it was good to see you. Ty, be good to your momma. I love you both!!

      Chris

  • Drayco and Jackie,I am so sorry for the loss of your brother/brother In law.My heart goes iut to youa and your family.Our prayers are with you guy’s.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Josh was a one of a kind guy!! You raised a very polite and kind young man. Brent & Maria Rowland

    • Brent & Maria, Thank you. I’m so happy to hear he was mannerly to you both.

      I’ll contact you next week.

      Chris

  • Prayers for you and your family at this time…. By your tribute, he was an awesome man. You’ve done well.

    • Brian, thank you for your kind words. Josh was certainly on of a kind.

      Chris, Miranda and Draco.

      (PS … If you haven’t figured out who I am … look forr the missing attorney, Nate, & his loyal paralegal Chris)

  • sorry for your loss I didn’t know Joshua personally but I’ve seen him around town an I know he was amazing my love and prayers be with you all ❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • I only knew Josh from afar, and I didn’t get the pleasure of talking to him as much as I would have liked, but when we did it was always filled with laughs, biker references and playful debate arguments of just about every random topic we could come up with. We’d argue with each other over the merits of what music is the best, what classified true biker attire, who was the ultimate cartoon character, or whether his beard would break a comb or not. It didn’t matter the topic – he indulged me and I was just happy to have someone to converse with that actually took the ribbing and managed to make me laugh while having a battle of words. I found that to be something about him that I really treasured – he could have a conversation about anything, and you still felt like you were important simply because he was taking the time to talk to you. Giving his time, and his easy-charm to you for awhile, and making sure you smiled while he was there.
    To Josh’s family – both those of his blood, and those friends who were lucky enough that he chose to call his family – I am truly sorry for the pain and sorrow you are experiencing at the sudden loss his absence has created in your life. There really are no words that will ease the days to come, or the days that you have already, somehow, managed to overcome. I hope, in some small way, by sharing my opinion of Josh and the way in which I shall remember him, it brings you a sliver of comfort knowing that Josh had the the type of personality, had such a big heart, that he managed to irrevocably touch the lives of those he came into contact with, such as my own, even from such a far distance. May you remember that although he is no longer with us -here-, he will forever remain a part of everyone he befriended; he was simply too full of life and too easy-going to have not infected us and leave an everlasting mark on our world that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. My deepest wishes for the strength to see you through your darkest times to come. I’m sorry for your loss, for all our loss.

  • Miranda—I’m so very sorry for what you and your family are going through. I know that you said that you didn’t have a chance to tell him that you loved him, but I’m sure that he knew. 🙏🏻 Comfort your folks if you can. There can’t be anything harder for a parent. Hugs to you. ❤️

    • To Joshua’s family my name is Steven lomax I went to school with Josh he was my best friend and we use to Kik it we got a chance it’s sad to see him gone my heart goes out to u and ur family u and ur family are in my prayers
      Rip cricket u will be missed

    • Mrs. Kolb,

      Thank you for your kind words of comfort to Miranda and for and all you have done for her. She admires you greatly.

      The kids’ Mom, Chris

  • Candi,

    Give the kid a reason, he could find cuseto argue a point no matter what & he really needed to trim that dang beard!!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Chris