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Joshua Mortuary & Joshua Memorial Park

808 East Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA

OBITUARY

Joshua Joel Jenkins

June 21, 1998January 12, 2020
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Private First Class Joshua “Josh” Joel Jenkins, 21, died in his El Paso, TX Army barrack on January 12, 2020. He was an active duty Army Soldier in the 1st Armored Division, 1st Brigade, 1-36 Infantry, Able Company, 2nd Platoon.

Josh was born on June 21, 1998 in Lancaster, CA. He moved to Huntington Beach, CA during elementary school, then moved to Potlatch, ID during middle school. Josh graduated from Potlatch High School in May of 2016. He then started his career in sales working for Croach Pest Control and living in various places for his work such as Seattle, WA and Phoenix, AZ. Desiring to join the military, Josh moved to Austin, TX in August 2018 and began the process to enlist in the Army. He was sworn into the Army in September 2018 and completed basic training at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. He was then stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX and had plans to train for the Special Forces and aspired to join the Green Berets.

Josh enjoyed playing and watching sports, including football, baseball and basketball. His hobbies included skateboarding, hunting, hiking, listening to music and, while he was based in El Paso, dancing the two-step every Saturday night.

Josh was a brave, winsome, and loyal man that made friends with everyone he met. He was full of love for others and his charm and wit became a magnetic attraction to those around him. He was always the life of the party, full of energy and fun. He was also a caring, supportive friend to all those he knew. He was a wonderful and loving son, brother, grandson and friend.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Jeremiah and Heather Jenkins; mother and step-father, Joleen and Chris Tietz; sister, Jordan Jenkins; brother, William Tietz; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will take place at Joshua Memorial Park on Wednesday, January 22, at 12:00PM, with the burial immediately following. The service will be officiated by Pastor Steve Baker. Flowers may be sent to Joshua Memorial Park, 808 East Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93535.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Sharon Calvert

January 29, 2020

Sharon Calvert

January 29, 2020

Sharon Calvert

January 29, 2020

One of my favorite summer vacations with Josh was the summer I picked up him and Jordan from the airport in a limo. That same summer I also had purchased a special package deal for a Jethawks baseball game. Josh got to hang out in the dugout and meet the players, throw out the 1st pitch, participate in a game on the field, and sit in the announcer's booth and call the game for 1 inning.

Sharon Calvert

January 29, 2020

When Josh was 5 or 6 years old I caught him riding his bike in the alley behind my house, which of course was off limits! I probably yelled something like, "JOSHUA JOEL JENKINS, you get back here right now!" He stopped riding, yet kept his bike facing the opposite direction. He looked at me as though he was thinking about what to do next and had decided to continue his journey down the back alley. I did what every tired grandma would do...I told him that if he didn't come back by the time I counted to "3" I would chase him down and spank him. Boy, was I glad that he came back before I got to "3".

Private First Class Logan Rutledge

January 25, 2020

Josh and I crossed paths a few times at Fort Benning, and ironically one random weekend in San Antonio we bumped into each other. I am proud to have called him a friend. He is truly one of the funnest, most lively young men I’ve had the pleasure to serve with, and that is why I an so absolutely shook to learn of his passing. Josh was the soul of every party we were attended. A “bro” if I’ve ever met one. I send my condolences and respects to the ones who loved him. There is no doubt in my mind he is with other wild, red blooded American Infantryman on the other side.

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