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Joshua Wade Bridges

01/22/1989 - 04/22/2021


Obituary For Joshua Wade Bridges

Joshua Wade Bridges, 32, of Sedalia, MO passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Tallahassee, FL, as a result from an automobile accident. He was born on January 22, 1989, in Sedalia, MO a son of Ronald Wesley Ballance, who preceded him in death and Kari Lynn (Trotter) Wilson and her husband Roger Wilson of Sedalia.

He enjoyed life to the fullest and had such a big heart. Josh LOVED his music! He was always writing songs and was so talented. His smile could light up any room, and his laugh was contagious. Josh had dreams of one day starting his own clothing line. He was a joy to have around would brighten everyone's day. Josh was loved by all that knew him and will be missed by so many.

In addition to his mother and step-dad, he is survived by two brothers, Andy Bridges of Sedalia and Shane Bridges (Heather) of Rochester, MN; two sisters, Heather Bridges of Sedalia and Kirsten Kowalski (David) of Green Ridge, MO; five nieces and four nephews (Josh was extremely close to his nephew, Kamryn and niece, Mya). He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Carol Dodd of Sedalia; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joe Trotter, and paternal grandparents, Ruth Ann and Homer Calvert; and a niece, Kiana.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.




Celebration of Life

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • So sorry for the loss of Josh and his daughter Natty. Such a horrible loss for your families. Sending Prayers

  • Joshua was one of my exes that turned into family, a younger muslim brother to my husband,they shared a space in cameron for a short time. He called me rooster fish and he was sucka fish. I am already missing the light he radiated but never saw it within himself, one of joshua's many attributes was his shimmer,FLYHIGHJWADE life just won't be the same

  • A beautiful SOUL!! Now a free one ! May God stay by the family and continue to let his name live! Take it easy Josh .. you helped me with understanding in the time of certain needs! Till we meet again!

  • Josh was an amazing person inside and out. I am praying and will continue to pray for everyone who truly loved him.

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