Joshua Eric Redmyer, 37, died February 1, 2023. He was born September 26, 1985 in Greenville, South Carolina to Steven and Dale (McEachern) Redmyer. During his childhood he lived in Greenville, S.C., Piqua OH., Pittsburg, PA., and Richmond, IN.
Although Josh was a born athlete in any sport, basketball was always his favorite, and the sound of the basketball hitting the concrete driveway let you know he was home. He spent much of his childhood attending all kinds of Richmond High School Games – no matter the sport. He was jubilant to be in attendance at the Hoosier Dome to enthusiastically cheer the Richmond Basketball Team to their State Title; for many years after calling that the best day ever!
Much of his schooling was in Richmond. While at Richmond High School, he lettered in both Football and Baseball, and graduated in 2004. After a very brief stint in the fast-food industry, Josh joined the Marine Corps in 2005, where he found a real home, serving many missions in both Afghanistan and Iraq over several years. Suffering from PTSD, civilian life was a difficult transition for him. Eventually he found a home in Longmont, CO. farming marijuana. Just 2 weeks ago, he had moved to Louisville, KY, to start a new life, and had enrolled in Sullivan University.
Josh is survived by his parents, Steve Redmyer and Dale McEachern; his step-mother,Veronica Redmyer; his brother, Jacob Smallwood; his sons, Cameron, Bryson, and Jeremiah Redmyer; his Grandmother, Judy L. Redmyer, and Grandfather, Jerry Redmyer; his aunts and uncles, Michael (Cassie) Redmyer, Laura (Tim) Gee, Russ (Brenda) Redmyer, and Polly (Jim) Puckett; a plethora of cousins; and many, many Marine Corps brothers – to whom we are very grateful for all their help and love along his way.
Rest easy, Josh, you’ve finished your task. Know you’ll forever carry our love with you.
Arrangement for a Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of our beloved Josh are being firmed up and will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, it is asked that donations be made to benefit K9s for Warriors, a cause close to Josh’s heart, where he’d begun work to become a Service Canine trainer.
K9s for Warriors
114 Camp K9 Road
Ponte Vedra, Florida, 32081