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Joshua Thomas Lee Bostic

February 19, 1985 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 34)

Josh T.L. Bostic, age 34 of Mt. Gilead, turned the page onto his next life on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Ohio State University Hospital after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born on February 19, 1985 in Galion to Tim and Bonnie (Ruth) Bostic, who survive in Mt. Gilead.


Josh was a 2004 graduate of Mount Gilead High School where he excelled in different athletics. He went on to work for Millwright App and was a member of the Millwright Local 1393 until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but he didn’t let that stop him. He remained very strong willed and independent and never let his MS get the best of him. He would always say, “it was the hand I was dealt” and became such an inspiration to so many people with how he lived his life.


Josh loved spending time with his family and friends and was always so kind to anyone he met. His true passion was drawing and he found himself doing it daily. Josh would draw pictures for his family, friends and even people he just met. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, going 4 wheeling, riding motorcycles, swimming, bonfires and cookouts all with his friends. Josh thoroughly enjoyed watching college basketball and rarely wandered far from the TV during March Madness. He also loved the Cincinnati Bengals and never missed an opportunity to cheer them on.


In addition to his parents, Josh will be sadly missed by 2 brothers: Seth Bostic of Mt. Gilead and Trent (Shelby) Bostic and his nephew Owen of Mt. Gilead; grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins and countless friends all of whom he inspired each and every day.


Friends may call on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Gilead Friends Church, 4863 State Route 42, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338 with the funeral service starting at 2:00PM. Pastor Ed Colegrove of the Edison Enterprise Baptist Church will officiate.


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Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Josh’s honor is asked to consider the Ohio State University Hospital Hospice.

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