If you had ever met him, you knew he was the kind of guy who found joy in the little things. He was a child of nature and could often be seen walking in the woods, cocking his head to listen to a bird’s song or the sound of the breeze with a small smile on his face. He was thoughtful, intuitive, and sensitive. Many have said that he was the kindest person they ever met. Josh was spontaneous and light-hearted; and while he always put a positive spin on a situation, he was always the first to admit his mistakes…quick to forgive, but did not care for folks to be mistreated. He was a talented musician and artist, practicing for hours, sometimes softly singing notes and challenging himself to do better. He could also be stubborn as a mule, and would not let up when he set his mind to something. For all his faults, this world would be such a fantastic place if there were more people like him. At times, he could be very shy, but if you got to know him, it would not be long before you felt like you knew him your whole life. He could make strangers laugh out loud…and he did. He would have been 25 on November 24th. He lived lifetimes in those scant 25 years, years filled with joy and wonder, years filled with grief and sorrow. He shouldered the great burden that was his life with grace, admirably, but often misunderstood.
He will be missed dearly by his great grandmother, Joan Johnston; grandparents, Michael and Charlotte Repp and Charles and Glenda Snow; doting aunts and uncles, Dylan and Annette Repp, Samantha and Valerie Snow, Charles Joseph Snow, and Jim McDougald, his cousins, Arianah and Draco Repp; the mother of his daughter and great friend, Jessica Arellano and her fiancé, Michael Aucoin.
He will be greeted in death by his older brother Eddie, whom he loved fiercely and loyally; and his brothers in heart, Ryan Blanchard, Tristan Breaux, and Matthew Rivere, as well as many other friends and loved ones that he held dear, young and old, who preceded him in death.
He leaves behind his parents, Joshua and April Kay Snow Repp, who will miss him beyond understanding or words could ever express and his beautiful daughter, Aria Mary Repp, who inherited from her father a unique intuitiveness, emotional intelligence, and profound sense of empathy that many can not comprehend in such a young soul, and thankfully, his love of music, as well. The love that Josh felt for his daughter shook him to his core.
A memorial service will be held at the Belle River Baptist Church in Belle River on Saturday, November 25, 2023, with doors opening at 11am until service starting at 12pm. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and appreciation to those who forged relationships with Josh in his lifetime and want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We would gladly welcome you all to his service.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.oursofhpierrepart.com for the Repp family. We would especially appreciate any photos and videos of Josh. You may submit those to the Facebook pages his parents, Joshua and April Repp.
“…Son, your life’s an open book. Don’t close it before it’s done. The brightest flame burns quickest…”