September 1, 1987 - February 28, 2018

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Monday, March 5, 2018 5:30 PM Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship Church

Joel Tyler Bostick, 30, of Mechanicsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

He was born September 1, 1987 in Springfield, Ohio. Joel was a 2006 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and obtained his Bachelors Degree in Economics from The Ohio State University. As a kid, he showed hogs at the county fair through 4-H. Joel enjoyed doing anything outdoors; he loved fishing, hiking, and camping especially in Colorado. He enjoyed sports of any kind, whether he was playing or watching, and was especially passionate about The Ohio State Buckeyes. Joel undoubtedly loved his family, spending time with them, and being the Best Uncle Joel to all of his nieces and nephews. He had a huge heart and never met a stranger. Joel will be sadly missed by everyone who had the opportunity to know him.

He is survived by his parents, father, Lonnie R. Bostick and mother, Leslie Wing; his siblings, Mallory Kiser, Paige (Logan) Class, McKenzie Bostick, Jack Wing, and Payton Hohlt; Grandma Judy and Grandma Connie; his step-father, John (Elizabeth) Wing; his nieces and nephews, Poppy, John, Gus, Eli, Lucas, Jacob and Ava; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends, including 4 very special friends, Tylor Lough, Kyle Wilhelm, Pierce Herdman and Luke Snyder.

Joel is preceded in death by his step-mother, Andrea (Robson) Bostick; his grandfather, Larry Bostick; and very special uncle, Jerry Bostick.

Memorial services to celebrate Joels life will be held at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 5, 2018 in the Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Joey Brown officiating.

Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg Athletics, 60 High St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.

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Jill Littleton - Mar 4, 2018
My deepest sympathies go out to your family. Joel was a student of mine in junior high. What a wonderful young man he was. I know what loss is, and I know that it is something that never goes away. My prayers, love and thoughts go out to you.
Cindi Blodgett Lochard - Mar 2, 2018
Leslie - I am very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. I will forever remember Joel as that adorable little fellow that always made me smile just to see him. You, Mallory, and your family are in our prayers.
Jillian Conley - Mar 2, 2018
I will always remember Joel as the cute little sweetie at 4H camp. I haven’t seen him in years but I’m sure he was still the same sweetie to his last day on this Earth. Very saddened to hear of his passing, and I pray for peace and healing for the family.
Jennie Spangler-Arnstein - Mar 2, 2018
My Dear Leslie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t say ANYTHING to help with your grief. Walking in the path of sorrow & grief brings little shelter from the harshness of this reality . I love You . I’m praying for You. If I can do anything for you please call me anytime day or night. With my deepest sympathy, Jennie
Dawn Stauffer - Mar 2, 2018
I was so saddened to hear about Joel's death!!! Luke Snyder was a good friend of Joel's and he posted a beautiful message on Facebook about Joel and what a wonderful friend he was and how he encouraged him in his life. He was a great guy!!! I am praying for all of you as you go through this difficult time of mourning. Will keep praying for you in the months ahead of you. I'm sure you will really be missing Joel!!!
Allison Bowers - Mar 2, 2018
I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss.
Ms.Mann - Mar 1, 2018
Prayers are with you and family. I will celebrate his life and He knows the love that his friends and family had for him. I love you my sister.
Kelly Bowshier - Mar 1, 2018
Lindy and Melissa my heart goes out to you and everyone in your family. I am so very sorry for your loss God Bless each and everyone of you! Much love to you all.
Kat - Mar 1, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with the family.
Kayleen Foreman - Mar 1, 2018
Thinking of your family at this extremely difficult time. Sending my heartfelt condolences. Praying for you all.
Robert & Deborah Aranda - Mar 1, 2018
Our deepest condolences to the family .We were saddened to hear about Joel prayers for the family
The Nunamaker family - Mar 1, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of this wonderful young man. We are praying for the many people mourning his passing.
Tamara Guckert - Mar 1, 2018
Your family has our family's condolences as you deal with the loss of Joel. I never had the opportunity to meet him but I felt your pain from your beautiful writing. I know, as Andrea's cousin, how deeply you care for each other and hope that strength will help ease the pain of another one taken far to early. God be with you until you are able to be together again in our heavenly home.
Jody / Jim Bailey - Mar 1, 2018
We are saddened by the loss of Joel. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Jody / Jim Bailey - Mar 1, 2018
We are saddened by the loss of Joel. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Marvin and Dawn Rogan - Mar 1, 2018
We are so Sad to hear of Joel's passing! We send our Condolences and Prayers to your Family!
Tara - Mar 1, 2018
Prayers to those who loved this young man for healing and strength. Taken way too soon.
Brenda Esty - Mar 1, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
rob and Tami Henry - Mar 1, 2018
We are sorry for your loss. He was suffering very nice young man.
Ross Goldsmith - Mar 1, 2018
I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss - Joel was always friendly and encouraging. He pushed me to be better in football and was always a natural leader in whatever he put his mind to. His passing is not only devastating to his family, but to the Mechanicsburg community as well. Losing a loved one is never easy, but with each day the pain turns into laughter, and the darkness becomes light - and so it will be with your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do to help.

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