Joshua Ray Gaulding

May 15, 1983August 5, 2018

Joshua Ray Gaulding, 35, of Newport News, was called home on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

A native of Hampton, Joshua graduated from Kecoughtan High School, attended Virginia Tech, and worked at Shawels TV and appliance. He attended Liberty Baptist Church.

Joshua was preceded in death by his father, Edward Ray Gaulding, Jr.; grandfather, Edward Ray Gaulding, Sr.; grandmother, Virginia McCrary; and cousin, Kristie McCrary. He leaves behind his loving mother, Kelly Bowman (husband Ronnie); three brothers, Matthew Payne, Jarad Payne, Jeremiah Gaulding; sister, Hope Bowman; grandparents, Parlie McCrary, and Phyllis Gaulding; other special relatives, Randy and Sandra McCrary, Greg McCrary, Brian Gaulding, Cindy Monroe, Alverna and Diane Payne, and Bill Payne and Karen Daube; cousins, Justin McCrary and Aimee Monroe; and two life-long friends, Mike Cavanaugh and Bobby McNeely.

The family will receive friends at 5:00 pm, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park followed by a celebration of Joshua’s life at 6:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Joe Hunt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Kelly Bowman to be designated for a future cause.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.


  • Kelly Bowman and husband, Ronnie, Mother
  • Matthew Payne, Brother
  • Jarad Payne, Brother
  • Jeremiah Gaulding, Brother
  • Hope Bowman, Sister
  • Parlie McCrary, Grandfather
  • Phyllis Gaulding, Grandmother
  • Randy and Sandra McCrary, *
  • Greg McCrary, *
  • Brian Gaulding, *
  • Cindy Monroe, *
  • Alverna and Diane Payne, *
  • Bill Payne, *
  • Karen Daube, *
  • Justin McCrary, Cousin
  • Aimee Monroe, Cousin
  • Edward Ray Gaulding, Jr., Father
  • Edward Ray Gaulding, Sr., Grandfather
  • Virginia McCrary, Grandmother
  • Kristie McCrary, Cousin

  • Kelly Bowman in lieu of flowers to be designated for a future cause


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Joshua Ray Gaulding

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Cheryl McCrary

September 5, 2018

Dear Kelly and family and Josh’s friends Circle.
Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. are with you today and every day. We are so sorry for Josh’s passing. We are keeping you and the entire family and friend circle in our prayers and in our thoughts.
With love,
Your cousin,
Cheryl and Sandy

Josh Gaulding

August 9, 2018

Josh attended my wedding and from all the pictures, he seemed happy, care free, and well loved. Youth is like that. I think of Psalm 25 when I think of him:
1 "To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
in you I trust, O my God."
6 "Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love,"
7 " Remember not the sins of my youth and rebellious ways."
20 "Guard my life and rescue me;
for I take refuge in you"
It's sad to die young, but God knew you before you were born, and he knows you still.
Good Bye Josh.
Love, Uncle Randy and Aunt Sandra

Robin Simmons

August 8, 2018

Dear Kelly and Family,
Please know that I am keeping you in my prayers and send my deepest sympathy. May God hold you close.
Robin Simmons

Donna Simmons

August 8, 2018

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and your family's loss. My love is with you. I know there are no words to comfort you at this moment. Remember all the good times and all the love that you shared. Praying for all of you.

Barbara & Larry Lambert

August 8, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

Barbara & Larry Lambert

Chris Stoops

August 8, 2018

Josh & I grew up playing Soccer & Baseball together. We always ended up on the same recreation teams. Soccer for the rhinos where we had a lot of good memories together. Then baseball on the PAA Phillies for so many years. I played first base & he played 2nd a lot of times. We recently talked about how we always stuck together me him & the guys and how much we missed playing ball together. I am truly saddened to hear josh has passed but I know he is inside the pearly gates of Heaven where he can play ball with some of the true greats & also watch over us all at the same time. Love & miss you my brother. Prayers to family and friends....

Jim Kyriazis

August 8, 2018

So sorry to this - Such a pleasant young man always, just like his father - My Thoughts and Prayers are with family and friends - Sincerely Jim Kyriazis