Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Joshua V. Hart-Wood’s Obituary

Josh and Brandy

Brandy Kapp writes:

“I just wanted to let you know that Joshua V Hart-Wood --Lester Wood’s son, my fiancé, passed away Friday night, July 1st 2011. He was in a severe motorcycle accident down in Belmont, North Carolina and was life flighted to Charlotte NC. My family and I are very heart broken at this point in time--Josh was only 27 years old! I miss him very much and I wish he was coming home. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in life.

I still wasn’t over Chic passing away a little more than a year ago, and I had to do it all over again. I held Joshua's hand and let him go to heaven.

My daughter is heartbroken as well and my 2 month old son will never physically know who daddy was. But, I’ll try my best to make sure the kids are raised knowing how great of a man Joshua was.”

Our hearts go out to Brandy and Emma and little Adin, and all of Josh’s family and friends. Below is his obituary:
BORN: January 30, 1984
DIED: July 1, 2011

Joshua V. Hart-Wood, 27, of Dorset and formerly of Warren, died Friday, July 1, 2011 following a motorcycle accident in Charlotte, N.C. He was born January 30, 1984 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Lester H. and Victoria (Hart) Wood, Jr.

A graduate of LaBrae High School, Josh attended trade school in Sunbury, Wisconsin. A driver for L.T. Harnett Trucking, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and bull riding.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Victoria and Al Brown of Rogersville, Alabama; his companion, Brandy Kapp, with whom he made his home in Dorset; two children: Emma and Adin Hart-Wood; four sisters: Nance Wood Drum of New York, Shawn (Dave) Wood DeLucia of Georgia, Sandy (Rick) Wood Leach of Colorado, and Amber (Casey) Ontiveros of North Carolina; and two brothers: Erik, Sr. (Naomi) of Colorado and Jon (Andrea) Hart-Wood of Leavittsburg. Preceding him in death are his father; a sister, Denise Wood; and two brothers: Richard and Jacob Wood.

Services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 at McFarland & Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Rick Oaks of First United Methodist Church of Warren officiating. Friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Material contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral Services, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481.


Pat said...


Words do not seem to express how sorry I am for your family losing your Josh.

I will be thinking of you this week, and praying for you all.

Love you!

Sue Kinsella said...

Oh, Brandy, how heartbreaking! I'm so sorry for you and your kids, and for everyone else in Josh's family.

Just a couple months ago, we were so excited to welcome a new Adin and I imagined Josh telling him and Emma stories about his namesakes. Now we'll all have to do it for him.

Holding you all in love,


Diana said...

So sorry to hear of your loss - I know that your memories of Josh will live in your heart forever. My deepest sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you everyone ... I have to honestly say " all because two people fell in love" is the reason I have two blessing children ! Josh was a hard working Companion and an above and beyond father !! Every day is a new day and I know we have two guardian angels watching down on us keeping us safe ! I miss Josh more and more each day wishing he'd pull up in the driveway witht he Semi running into the house grabbing the children in his arms and hugging and kissing me ... Some Day we all will meet again and I know he'll be the first person to great me when it's my turn to be called up to heaven .. In the mean time I have to stay here and continue to take care of our children to the fullest !! Thank you everyone and I ll try and stay in touch !! love ... Emma , Adin and Brandy