OBITUARY

Joshua Lee Hearndon

June 2, 1987March 3, 2018
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Joshua was born June 2nd 1987 to Marvin Dale Hearndon and Melody Ann Hearndon in Melbourne Florida. He spent most of his childhood being actively involved in boy scouts and striving to learn everything he could about the ocean and the creatures that live within it. Joshua attended Columbia Elementary, Southwest Middle School and graduated from Bayside High School. When he was sixteen years old he met the love of his life, Jenna. They had actually known each other since elementary school, but reconnected in high school. When he turned eighteen, he received the honor of Eagle Scout. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the Navy with Jenna by his side. After boot camp he was stationed in with the Seabees in Gulfport Mississippi with NMCB 7. In 2007 he proposed to Jenna right before shipping out on his first deployment to Japan. While in the seabees he also deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq as well as a 10 month deployment to Spain. When he came home from Spain, Josh and Jenna got married on March 11th 2011. He then received order to NAS Signoella located in Sicily, Italy. Jenna had to finish her degree before moving, so on their one year wedding anniversary Jenna flew to Italy to finally start her life with Joshua. They traveled and explored as much of the country as possible. In September 2014 Josh was diagnosed with Crohns disease and two days later after receiving treatment he had two grand mal seizures. The couple was medically evacuated out of Sicily and to Walter Reed in Bethesda Maryland. There they were told that Josh had stage 2 Glimotosis Cerebri. The doctors started him on a round of chemotherapy and radiation. He did 12 months of chemotherapy and the tumor was stable for 10 months after completion of chemo. In 2017 Joshua retired from the Navy with 10 years of service. He moved back to Florida with his wife and together they purchased a home. He started another type of chemotherapy to help stop the growth of the cancer. In October 2017 he went in for a brain biopsy that determined their worst fears. Joshua had be diagnosed again, this time with a gioblastoma stage IV. He started chemotherapy right away. Unfortunately on March 3rd 2018 he passed away peacefully with his family and wife by his side.

Josh never let the cancer win, he was always so upbeat and full of life. He constantly made jokes, but he always knew how serious it was. He was extremely over protective of Jenna and always made sure to put her before himself. Though he is gone, he is never far away. Look for him at the ocean, that's where he will be.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, March 9th with Services Saturday, March 10th at Fountainhead Funeral Home

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FountainheadFuneralHome.com for the Hearndon family.

  • FAMILY

  • Marvin Dale Hearndon, Father
  • Melody Ann (Jones) Hearndon, Mother
  • Jenna Nicole Hearndon, Wife
  • Jesse Hearndon, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joshua Lee Hearndon

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Brandy Williams

March 15, 2018

I wasn’t super close to my cousin Josh. I have two good memories of being with him. One, was when he was a toddler, me just a teenager, and tasked with babysitting. He was quite a handful, even then. I can remember laying on the couch during some part of the day and turning on Ferris Buellers Day Off – I think I was fantasizing about a break as I can remember him wearing me out. Josh was so full of life and love, he made a game out of running in the room for a few seconds, looking up at me with those sweet little eyes, giving me a quick kiss and running out of the room. Only to do it all over again, and again, and again……….this entertained him for quite some time.
The next memory I have is of his wedding day. It was clear that he found his whole world in Jenna that day. On this day my child, Cody, then probably around 8 years old, was in awe of Josh and his presence. Now, if you know my son, you know he isn’t very easily impressed but Josh held his attention with his uniform and stories. I will never forget how open and willing Josh was to entertain my child with stories of his world. Cody knew that day what a hero was………
Josh has a big heart and a unique kindness not found in many people. He will be forever missed by all of those whose lives he touched.

Ercel and Carole Jones

March 8, 2018

We send our deepest sympathy for Jenna, who passionately cared for Josh from moment one, and when this became a countdown for loss she never wavered in her attention to his needs and care. We praise her for the character it took, for her strength to never yield to weakness, and her love and sincere commitment to their mutual plight. We're going to miss Joshua and his playful mannerisms from a youngster to the man he became and the Soldier that served our country for our freedom! We are all blessed for men like Josh and his wife and family. Semper Fi and carry on sailor. May your mission now be to rest and watch over your family. Sincerest condolences to Dale, Melody, Jesse, and Jenna's family. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. We love you.

Teresa Sauter

March 8, 2018

To the Hearndon Family.

I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the loved ones around you and peace from the many fond memories you have of Joshua.

With Sympathy,
Teresa Sauter

Melissa Killingsworth

March 7, 2018

I only knew Josh through his momma and did she love that boy. We used to talk about our kids all the time and her face would light up every time she talked about Josh and Jesse. We share a bond no mother or father should ever have to endure (the loss of our sons) but I know and Melody knows that these young men are in paradise and will continue to watch over us until we are reunited once again. My condolences and my prayers and my love will always be yours. You raised a wonderful young man and this is apparent from how he handled his life. Keep those memories close to your heart and keep smiling. He would want that.

Andrea Ingraham

March 7, 2018

I’ve never met anyone as special as Josh. Boisterous, larger than life, funny as hell, a fierce friend, a loving husband. This all doesn’t seem real, he was too young. At least we can take comfort in knowing he’s no longer in pain.

Lauren Richarsson

March 7, 2018

Josh was one of my closest friends in high school. We had multiple classes together and ate lunch together often. We also were in marching band together. He was such a great friend, and was always the life of the room between his amazing sense of humor and outspoken attitude. Unfortunately, as we grew up we both went in different directions; but I will always remember him and am honored that I was able to call him my friend. ❤

Tina Spence

March 7, 2018

I will always remember his contagious smile and laughter. You will forever have a special place in my heart for the loving spirit you had for others, especially Jenna.

RONNIE Egerton

March 5, 2018

Condolences to you and the entire family. You know he will be always with you . He fought as hard as he could for as long as he could. . Love to you all.

Richard Hodnett

March 5, 2018

Reenlistment on the beach in Gulfport. I remember it like it was yesterday.

Richard Hodnett

March 5, 2018

One of my favorites