Joshua Smelser Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Joshua Smelser Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Joshua Smelser.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
Tonight we learned that we have lost our dear friend Joshua Smelser. There are few with truer hearts in this world than he. This man gave us inspiration and encouragement and unconditional friendship through many iterations of the band. He will be sorely missed.
Sorry to be so cryptic in my last post, and thanks for all the heartfelt support and kind words, especially since you didn’t know what I was dealing with. I was waiting for my sister, Susan Smelser, to first post about this, which she now has. Her 39 year old son – my nephew – Joshua Smelser was shot and killed Sat. night in his Detroit home during a robbery. I won’t go into the horrific details here, partially because I’m still in denial about it, and also because I’m not sure how much to share.
Josh was a dear, gentle and sweet soul, and none of us are able to process how this could happen to him, of all people. But we’re just focusing on getting through this while simultaneously not believing this is real. I’ll be writing more about him, soon.
I’m driving to Detroit to help out (I’m in Iowa right now), since Susan and her family (and a couple of close friends) have converged there to deal the the many details of the aftermath of the unimaginable.
I’ll try and post more later, but my responses will be very limited in the short-term.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.