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Joshua Howard Holesapple
Joshua Howard Holesapple

Funeral services for Joshua Howard Holesapple, 32, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Pomona Christian Church, Pomona, Missouri, with Marcus Allen, Chad Talbot and Jeremiah Woodring officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of loving parents, John and Patsy Ward Holesapple, on December 17, 1980 in Salem, Arkansas and went home to be with his King on April 22, 2013.

He was united in marriage December 31, 1998 in Thayer, Missouri to the love of his life, Laurie Hatterman.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie Hatterman Holesapple, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; his parents, John and Patsy Ward Holesapple, Koshkonong, Missouri; two sisters, Sherry Daugherty, husband, Arthur, state of Texas, and Mary Beth Palmer, husband, Matt, Koshkonong, Missouri; two brothers, Johnny Holesapple and wife, Marie, Koshkonong, Missouri, and Michael Holesapple, wife, Leslie, Springfield, Missouri; his in-laws, Dwight and Lyn Hatterman, Koshkonong, Missouri; three daughters, Larissa, Allison, and Meagan Holesapple, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Joanie Hatterman, Joplin, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Dusty Hatterman, Thayer, Missouri, and four nieces and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Juanita Ward and Elmer and Lucille Holesapple, and a cousin, Adam Honeycutt.

He was a member of the Pomona Christian Church, Pomona, Missouri. Joshua was a loving husband and father to his daddy’s girls. He was a compassionate minister who made an impact on people’s lives forever. He had a servant’s heart whose life touched thousands of people. He was devoted to his music. Music wasn’t just music to Josh. He strived to sing songs that had an outreach message to everyone. He was a son that made his parents proud.

A special fund has been set up at the Great Southern Bank in West Plains for his daughters, Larissa, Allison, and Meagan Holesapple. Checks may be made payable to Laurie Holesapple, as the account has been set up in a special account for daddy’s girls.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pomona Christian Church in Pomona, Missouri.

Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Clarence & Donna Ball
    April 24, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    we are so saddened by the loss of your loved one, Josh was a wonderful person as a kid and as an adult. You and your family are in our prayers, always remember the good Lord has his loving arms around you always for comfort and strength. God be with you all.
    The Ball family

  2. Brush & Connie Mitchell and family
    April 24, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Josh was a wonderful person. Our prayers are with all of you.

  3. Darrell and Esther Strain
    April 25, 2013 @ 6:34 am

    Our prayers and sympathy to all of the family. The Holesapple family has a special place in our hearts.

  4. Janice Bentley
    April 25, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Dear Johnny, Patsy & family,
    It was with saddened surprise that I learned of the death of your son Josh. I know that it is always a terrible shock when someone so close to you passes away. Josh was loved by many and will be missed by all.
    I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy and the hope that the kind words of your family
    and friends will make this difficult time a bit easier to bear.
    Josh was loved by many and will be missed by all.
    You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Janice Bentley

  5. Brenda Randolph
    April 25, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Johnny, Patsy, Laurie, and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not help you heal, only your faith will help you get through the following dark months.

  6. Pat and Gene Hatman
    April 25, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    So sorry! Our prayers are with you all at this time.

  7. Steve & Rhonda Mitchell
    April 25, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    Our thoughts & prayers are with the Holesapple family during this difficult time. Such a tragedy to happen to a great family that has touched the lives of many people over the years. Your strong faith & the love & prayers of many will get you through until you see him again in heaven.

  8. Debbie Gideon
    April 25, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    so sorry for your lose ,my prayers are with you.

  9. Junior & Sheila Brown
    April 26, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Bro Johnny and Sis Pat and Family,We did not know Joshua but have heard all the good reports of the lovely life he lived for our heavenly Father. Our thoughts and prayers go up for comfort and healing of broken hearts. May the days ahead be filled with joy and thanksgiving for the sure knowledge that all his earthly efforts have been rewarded with eternal peace, joy, love and happiness.

  10. Audena Granger
    April 26, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    To The Holesapple Family:
    So sorry for your tragic loss. Your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
    God Bless,
    Audena Granger

  11. Bion and Catrina Irwin
    April 26, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    Cant stop praying for u all, hurt by your loss. Love and prayers Irwin family

  12. della
    April 26, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    Pasty and johnny and family….want u to know I’m thinking of u during this saddened time….love u all….

  13. Roger and Eleanoe Williams
    April 27, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. God is the only one that can heal a sad heart. We know you are leaning on his love and grace.