Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN


Joshua "Josh" Andrew Rumble

June 27, 1995September 27, 2019
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Joshua Andrew Rumble, 24, of Chandler, IN, passed away on September 27, 2019. He was born in Evansville, IN on June 27, 1995 to Christopher and Tina.

Joshua graduated from Boonville High School in 2014. He was a Pizza Hut Deliver Driver. Joshua enjoyed hunting, fishing, artwork and reading.

He was preceded in death by: Papa David Rumble Sr.; Grandpa Robert Harlan; Papa Lloyd Stone and Nana Gail Frazier.

Joshua is survived by; mother and step-father, Tina and Eric Frazier of Chandler, IN; father, Christopher (Kelley) Rumble of Sturgis, KY; sister, Emily Blount of Chandler, IN; 3 grandmothers, Phyllis Rumble of Rockport, IN, Rita Harlan of Evansville, IN, Margaret Stone of Sturgis, KY; 5 step-brothers, Zach and Austin Collins of Sturgis, KY, Ryan Frazier (Alexis) of Evansville, IN, Eric Michael Frazier of Chandler, IN, Ethan Frazier of Evansville, IN; Beloved Best Furry Friend, “Baxter-Bixby”; cousins, aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jason Davis. Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


  • Tina Frazier (Eric), Mother
  • Christopher Rumble (Kelley), Father
  • Emily Blount, Sister
  • Phyllis Rumble, Grandmother
  • Rita Harlan, Grandmother
  • Margaret Stone, Grandmother
  • Step-Brother Zach Collins, Unspecified
  • Step-Brother Austin Collins, Unspecified
  • Step-Brother Ryan Frazier (Alexis), Unspecified
  • Step-Brother Eric Michael Frazier, Unspecified
  • Step-Brother Ethan Frazier, Unspecified
  • Beloved Best Furry Friend "Baxter-Bixby" Rumble, Unspecified
  • Joshua also leaves behind several cousins, aunts and uncles to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Joshua "Josh" Andrew Rumble

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Amelia Murphy

October 1, 2019

Josh, I can't believe your gone way to soon. I'm heart broken and devestaed. You have always hard a special place in my heart. We grew up fighting over the game systems. Just being kids playing by the creek. Sledding down the hill. Summer days at grandmas. We couldn't wait for you to be home. Throwing the pillow at the light to get a pillow, just for me to end up with stitches, I wasn't prepared for this. You had such a beautiful soul. Such a wonderful person. Never had a dull moment with you. I will miss you dearly but our memories as family will live on in my heart.

connie warren

October 1, 2019

Emily, I am.so sorry to have read of the death of your brother. You and your family have my sympathy and will be remembered in prayer. Sincerely, Mrs. Connie Warren

Brandon Forston

October 1, 2019

We haven’t got together since high school, but still talked every time we ran in to each other. Every time just seeing him made me laugh, the memories of how goofy he is. That smile is one I’ll always remember. He was a good hearted friend with an uplifting soul and presence. We are all blessed to have known him, I wish we would have stayed connected and I knew more.

Nicole Murphy

October 1, 2019

You were such a kind, caring, warm hearted person. I enjoyed all the years we had together, all the holidays. Your smile lit up a room and then your hugs were so warm. I love you little cousin. I'm so sorry you left so soon but I know you're in a better place shining brighter then ever.

Eva Kendall

October 1, 2019

Another angel flies free........
I babysat you Josh when you were little and crocheted you a little orange hat. I watched you grow into a wonderful young man with such a beautiful smile.
My heart breaks for the whole family.
Prayers and much love🖤

Pam Murphy

September 30, 2019

Josh your a wonderful young man. As a nephew you were sweet funny and always enjoyed you at the the house when you all were kids I will miss you and I love you Josh

Tina and Eric Chris and Kelley Emily ...
I am so sorry for the pain and heartbreak your enduring I can't imagine what your going thru no one can stay strong for each other we all loved Josh everyone in their in way and with each our own memories

Hunter Lant

September 30, 2019

Got to hangout with you during the high school years. You were always making everyone laugh, just an awsome person! Never a dull moment with you! Gonna miss you man

Susan Johnson

September 30, 2019

Josh was one of my favorite bus riders, he was always smiling and never had a bad day. He will be missed and our little town just lost a bright shining light and will be a little darker for it.

Lauren Mosbey

September 30, 2019

Emily- I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. Mosbey (Miss Downen)

Mitch Wilson

September 30, 2019

Josh were so awesome, funny, and kind hearted. I’ll never forget hanging out with you and how you learned how to spin fire better than me after only a couple months.



From the moment Josh entered the world on Tuesday, June 27, 1995, he was a ball of energy. As a baby he was sweet and smiling and only crying and demanding when hungry or soiled. (Some things never really changed). One of his first Halloween costumes was a “Tigger Suit” and it summed his younger years up perfectly. He was energetic and definitely bouncy. He was “ALL BOY”.

He loved to take things apart, see what made them work and occasionally put them back together. He spent the bulk of his middle school years doing anything outdoors-swimming, riding his bike, doing things his parents never knew about, hunting/fishing/making things with his favorite person in the world, Paul David Rumble Sr. aka Papa. Anyone who knew Josh heard a Papa story at some point. He helped shape Josh into a man and taught him invaluable life lessons. He idolized his Mamaw and Grandma and helped everyone that crossed his path, friends or strangers.

He had a bond with his little sister Emily (aka Emster) – when she was born, he was never jealous, not once. Because she cried A LOT, a few weeks old, he tugged on my pants and said, “Mommy, is it ever gonna be my turn again?” I quickly fixed the situation, but this was a very early example of his ability to sooth a difficult situation.

As a son, he was loved. During his bouncy Tigger years, I would tell him, I am just gonna have to love you more when he would get into trouble. As a teenager he would say, this is one of those times when you are gonna have to love me more mom. If you have ridden in a vehicle with Josh driving you know it was always a crap shoot weather anyone would survive, but he had full control and managed to never wreck (that I knew about). His dad remembers him as coming to visit, heading to the basement, giggling “like girls” with his brothers and surfacing only for food and drinks.

He played every sport imaginable – and jumped from sport to sport. Baseball, football, track, swimming, wrestling. He love to be active, be moving/going.
He gave freely of his time and money – driving to pick up friends (several states away), moving friends stuff (also several states away), teaching siblings how to change tires and oil, cheering for the underdog, sharing knowledge on how to properly blow up a TV, how to pick up girls at a fast food place and how to chase skunks with roman candles.

Josh’s smile and laugh was infectious. He “pranked people” even to the point of making people angry, but always managed to eventually make them laugh about it! His friends talked about his ability to do “dumb shit” sometimes to get a rise and sometimes just because they didn’t seem that dumb to Josh. He had many adventures –spinning poi, rock jumping at Garden of the Gods, climbing the large crane on the outskirts of Boonville (which I recently found out he passed this adventure to his sister who achieved the same climbing feat), being a “brother” to all his friends, having many, many bonfires and sleepovers around the fire (with and without tents).

He loved deeply and quietly. It was not necessary to hear the words, because Josh had a way of showing his love. He gave the warmest, most sincere hugs of any person I have every known. To be around him, was to experience life.

He has been described as genuine, caring, sweet, fun, beautiful, stupid ass, prankster, music lover (any genre), adventurous, modern day Evel Knievel, renegade, stubborn, free-spirited, quirky, intelligent, charming, giving, loving, selfless, and an amazing human being. But most importantly he was a friend to every single person around him.

He was the most amazing young man and while we are all devastated at his loss. It is possible to find comfort and healing in hearing how he moved others and affected their lives. I ask you to please talk about him. Remember his best attributes and keep them alive in your own life! Know that he loved each and every one he met in his own unique way! He had a way of “Joshing “ up anything and everything he touched.