OBITUARY

Joseph "Joey" Richmond

December 7, 1986July 21, 2018
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Joseph “Joey” Richmond, 31, of Fort Wayne passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on December 7, 1986, a son of Timothy and Kim (Wilkin) Richmond. He worked at Deister Machine Company. He enjoyed spending his time riding his BMX bike, playing video games, and spending time with his son. Surviving family include his son, Eli Richmond; mother, Kim Richmond; sister, Shannon Pressler; brothers, Tim and Josh Richmond; fiancé, Dominique Huston; grandparents, Mary and Lee Windsor; nieces, Kalah Pressler and Chloe Richmond; and nephew, Adam Pressler; and many more family and friends. He was preceded in passing by his father, Timothy Richmond. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior. Memorials may be made to Allen County SPCA.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Joseph "Joey" Richmond

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Michael Richard

August 7, 2018

Joey grew up hanging out with my brother, and has been around my family as long as I can remember. I don't have a great story, and I wasn't really a part of his life, but he was a part of mine. As I sit here now thinking about it, I can hear his voice cracking a joke, or telling us to cheer up, or offering to share something good with us at a party, or sitting on the porch. I can hear him talking sense into my brother and sisters and all his friends when they were upset. I remember him telling me about his new job, and how proud he was of his son, and how he knew he had to stay clear of trouble in order to be there for him. Life just isn't fair sometimes, and it seems like the ones who have it figured out the best are always the first to move on. I guess the silver lining is that now we'll all get to remember him exactly like this, and I know his spirit will live on through his son, and in the memories of all of us.

Kalah Pressler

August 5, 2018

I wrote this for you, but I’m sure you were listening. I’m so happy I got to grow up with someone like you in my life, and I’ll make sure to tell Eli how amazing you were. I love you, Uncle Joey.

“I believe that people whose lives are short are like human sparkles; they’re meant to light up other peoples lives, even if only for a short time. I also believe that everything happens for a reason.
I know that’s hard to hear, especially right after a tragedy happens. But, it’s something you must bear in mind as you move through the motions of grieving. This will not be easy, and I’m sure I’m not alone in the fact that I think this is unfair.
We have lost a brother, a nephew, a cousin. An uncle, a grandson, a friend. A love that we can’t replace.
But hopefully, and eventually, we can learn from this loss. Let it allow us to learn to love each other that much better, to say what’s in our hearts not tomorrow but today, and to live life to the fullest.
Joey always told me he wanted his children to be like me.
Well, I want to be like him - care free, loving, and kind.
He was kind to everyone he crossed paths with. He didn’t hold grudges, he’d tell you how he felt. He’d tell you if he missed you and he’d give you a hug. He could never stay mad, and as long as he woke up, it was going to be a good day. Joey didn’t plan things: he took things one day at a time, and made it a point to be happy and enjoy his life.
Keep Joey in your heart, be content in your life and if you’re not, make steps to change that. Life is too short to live unhappy and unsatisfied.
“Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on- in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.”

Alesha Parnin

August 4, 2018

You were an absolutely amazing person. You always brightened up the room when you came in. The memories that we have with you will last a lifetime. You were the one at Heather’s wedding to keep me occupied and talk to me while Chris and Josh got wasted for the first time. You were the one that got Sophia going by saying “Hey Punk”, then she would start play hitting you. She’s going to miss hearing that because you were the only one to ever say that to her. Our last conversation was about your plans for your family and what you wanted to do. You had come so far and I knew you could do anything you wanted. We will forever miss you.

Chris Shannon

August 4, 2018

Joey,

I’m really not good with words or things like this at all. I remember all the nights you and josh would meet me half way at night to come to you’re guys house to stay the night all the time during summer breaks every year. Also remember the times we would stay up all night playing zombie ate my neighbors all together. I would have to say our last conversation would be my most memorable moment with you by far now because you was telling me how you wanted to move out of town explore it out there and have a fresh new start for you and your family. I could see how passionate and determined on how you was going to make that happen. I was so proud and excited to see how your future would turn out with the goals you was telling me. You will really be missed by many and big time by me love you man see you soon.

Diana Richard

August 4, 2018

Joey was at our house so much he was like an extra "son". He was always cheerful. I'll never forget the day he walked in and you said "Well I'm gonna be a dad." He was so happy and excited.
He has always been a great friend to Daniel. I never worried when he was with Joey. He was always willing to help carry things in or move them. I'm like everyone else. It just doesn't seem real that this has happened. He will be missed . I know he is with his dad. I know you will all be together again. I know that there is a God in Heaven who has all the answers. He will take care of Joey until you meet again. He was one of the good ones who seem to get called home too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Michael Nichols

August 4, 2018

I was in Joeys life when he first started at deister.Every day I would give him a "bro hug". I have always thought highly of Joe. He was a true friend who listened . When he needed a ride home i would take him. Also I took josh home when he needed a ride. Those boys were best friends and had eachothers backs. That to me is brother hood. I love joe and he will always be in my heart. I'm sorry to all who lost a dear friend and brother. He is in the heavens now.

Love you joey.
We will be seeing you.

Stephen Cartwright

August 4, 2018

Joey,

How blessed we were to have you as a member of our family. I couldn't have asked for a better son-in-law! Hard working, caring, great father, respectful of women! We were so looking forward to the upcoming wedding. Too bad it never got a chance to take place. I know how much you loved my daughter and I will never in my life forget the night you left! It changed my family forever! Even though you came into our lives, later in your life, anyone who truly knows Joey Richmond, knows he found the love of his life and everything was coming together for you! We love you man. May you rest in peace!

Kimberly Demille

August 4, 2018

Joey,
There are so many things I could say about you. You were an amazing person. No matter what life threw at you, you were always so humble. You were definitely the life of the party. I could be crying my eyes out and you would find a way to make me laugh. I miss hanging out with you also working with you. You were always so hilarious. I must say over the years I knew you, I am very proud of who you became. A loving father and awesome friend. We didnt talk as much as life went on but I knew you were always there. I am so happy you found your true love. I remember you coming into halls and just talking about Dominique your face would glow. It was a different glow. You could tell you really loved her. When I asked "When are you going to put a ring on it?" You smiled from ear to ear and said "SOON!". I still remember that face. The face of pure happiness. That face is what I'm going to remember you by. Even though we were only a few years apart no matter what you would always call me kid. I can still hear your voice saying it. "How are ya doin kid?" "Okay kid" I am going to miss you brother. Life may have thrown alot in your way but you always came back up stronger than you were before. Joey you were an amazing person.I know you are looking after your family and your son. He looks just like you Joe. Love and miss you!!
♡Kimmy♡

Tiffany Newman

August 3, 2018

Joey,
You are so loved and I am eternally grateful to have met someone as incredible as you. You were the most caring person I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss all of the good times we had going ghost hunting and just hanging out listening to music. I miss you dearly. Rest easy.

Brittiany, Eli, Eva, and Athena We love you 💝

August 3, 2018

Joey,
We all love you. I will miss telling you about our baby boy.. more than words can say. We were blessed with the sweetest baby, who shares your smile and pretty teeth, your attitude and mannerisms. He is already growing so much and is your “mini Joey”You will always be on our minds and in our hearts. I know I’m not prepared for these next years without you. Please watch over us and guide us. We will never forget you. You are the best daddy for Eli, and my girls have loved you from day one. You are so full of love. I only dream Eli will be as sweet as you are forever. Love you always