Joshua Neal Starkey

July 27, 1993May 16, 2020
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Joshua Neal Starkey, 26, of Roswell Ga, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 16, 2020. He will be deeply missed, but we are at peace knowing that he is in God’s arms now.

As a young boy Joshua was very curious, talked non-stop, and loved dinosaurs and Disney World. Joshua also loved the water. The summers were filled with summer camps at Roswell Park, neighborhood swim team, going to the beach, camping and swimming at Red Top Mountain, and tubing at his Grandparents at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.

Joshua was a graduate of Fellowship Christian School, where he played middle school football, high school lacrosse, and played the base on the worship team. Joshua also attended Boys State.

Joshua was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2010. As a Scout Joshua camped over a hundred nights, hiked many trails, and attend Sea Base.

Joshua was a senior at Kennesaw State University, working towards a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. His passion was computer gaming. One of his dreams was to pursue a career in the computer gaming industry. While in school, Joshua also started doing commercial art and design work for one of his friends clothing lines in the gaming industry.

Joshua accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a very young age, was baptized at the age of 12, and participated in the Senior High Group at Fellowship Bible Church.

Joshua was a friend to many, very kind, generous (almost to a fault), had a very big heart, and gave the best bear hugs ever.

Joshua is survived by his father and mother, Neal and Stacy Starkey, his brother, Samuel Starkey, his Grandmother, JoAnn Hodges, his Grandparents, Bart and Pat Starkey, and many other loving family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Due to Statewide COVID-19 restrictions, visitations and funeral services are required to be limited. There will be a private visitation Tuesday, May 26th, and a private funeral service on Wednesday, May 27th, at Roswell Funeral Home.


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Mary Beth Dickey

May 28, 2020

We have many fond memories of Joshua; the summer family vacations at Myrtle Branch and at Smith Mountain Lake. Swimming and fishing with his cousins. We all spent many happy hours together, Going out on the boat, the jet ski, and tubes and watching him go from a child who needed to be held on those ski’s and tubes to a young man helping his younger cousins.

His love of life, infectious laugh and ability to make us all laugh will be forever remembered. The tributes here are a Hughes testament to the wonderful, loving faith-filled man he became. His loss is felt very deeply by all of us and you, Stacy, Neal, Samuel and Joanne are in our hearts and prayers

Kidus Berhane

May 27, 2020

I'm going to miss you so much bro, you were one of the most positive, loving person I've ever met..

Heaven truly gained one of the kindest souls

Christina Cash

May 27, 2020

Hey, bud

It's still difficult to think about, not being able to talk to you. It's been hard to do for a while. There was a lot going on with both us. I wish I had tried harder to talk to you more often.

You were a really sweet, amazing guy. Lots of fun. Just a general joy to be around. You liked to make others feel happy, and that's rare to come across these days.

We'd only known each other for three years or so, and even then, we weren't super close. But you never made me feel like a stranger. I really appreciate that.

I'm sorry that I can't see you today, just one last time. I'd drive there in a second if I could. But, with the way things are right now, space is limited, and I refuse to possibly take away a spot from one of the other people far closer to you than me.

I guess I just want to say that I'll miss you. I wish you could have blessed this world with love a bit longer, but you're in a better place now.

Goodbye, Starkey


May 27, 2020

Dear Stacy, Neal, and Samuel,
There are no words to convey our profound sense of loss for Joshua. He had a kind and gentle heart, and an easy smile. We pray the Lord comforts you as he enters the Kingdom of Heaven, and that you find some solace from all the love pouring out for Joshua and you from friends and family.
All our love,
Nancy and John

Hans Zauner

May 26, 2020

As a viewer i will miss watching Starkey, hearing his laugh and positive attitude was always a blast.

I will miss you.

Sahil Wadhawan

May 26, 2020

All I can say is.. Joshua you will be missed man. Those random and casual banter we had out of nowhere in the middle of nights talking about random stuff and laughing on top of our voices.. you were one of the coolest dude I met in NoPixel! You left a positive trail of vibes.

My thoughts to you all.

Rest in peace brother, rest in peace. You will be missed <3

Boris Flierl

May 26, 2020

I never knew Starkey personal or on a really close lvl.
I was just a viewer of his GTA roleplay streams but during those streams whenever i interacted with him he was always positive and fun. It really sucks to see a guy like him go.
I made a little something and i know the book will never be able to show it but it's a little goodbye from the roleplay community that starky was a part of.

was the kind of guy that would tell you "you rock" when 10 others say "you suck" to you. And for that he will always be missed and remembered.

Erin Thompson

May 26, 2020

Like a handful of people that have left things here, I knew Joshua from NoPixel and simply knew him as Starkey. In the short time that I knew him, he was one of the nicest people I had ever met. I'm better for knowing him even for the limited time that I did. My condolences to everyone that was blessed enough to have Starkey in their lives.

JoAnn Hodges

May 26, 2020

I will greatly miss my grandson Joshua’s beautiful smile, big bold laugh that raised your spirits and his loving kind heart. He was always curious and wanted to know how everything worked. I remember him sitting on Neal’s lap when he was very young watching him work on the computer and asking questions. When we would go to the beach he loved to be in the ocean and skim boarding and could always collect a group of kids to have fun with. He had a great imagination even when very young. If we were riding in the car for a length of time we would start a story with the line “on a dark and stormy night” and he would take off and build a great story as we bannered back and forth.
His kind, loving and giving heart to help others was shown early in life as when he would be with me he always wanted to bring something back for his brother, Samuel, when ever we were out somewhere.
Joshua has become such a kind and loving young man and will be so very missed. With your beautiful profession of faith as a young man, I will see you again.
Lovingly, Gram

John Ybarra

May 26, 2020

Starkey was someone I meet through NoPixel and I can honestly say I'm glad i played on the server if only cause i meet him. He was a fantastic friend and confidant and I will miss him greatly. There are too many things that I want to say but it all boils down to this I love you buddy and I hope that one day i can see you again. JD


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