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Joshua B. Howell

August 4, 1989 - September 5, 2020

Joshua B. Howell, age 31, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Born in Baltimore, MD on August 4, 1989, he was the son of Deana (Brooks) Carpenter and his Pops, Ron Carpenter, Jr.  Joshua’s daughter Myleigh was the light of his life. He loved spending time with her. Joshua worked as a foreman for Asplundh for 10 years. He enjoyed sports, motorcycles, and was an avid Atlanta Falcons fan. Joshua took pride in his extensive collection of shoes. In his spare time, Joshua loved fishing and boating with his Pops.

Joshua is survived by his daughter, Myleigh Howell; parents, Deana and Ron Carpenter, Jr.; siblings, Joel Brown, Jessica Boulden, Jenna Brown, Justin Howell, Shane Carpenter, Jessica Carpenter and Kyle Carpenter; maternal grandmother, Joyce Brooks; father, Charles Howell; his nieces and nephews that he adored; and many close friends.

All services will be held privately.


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16 Condolences for Joshua B. Howell

  • Love ya bro…missed on the daily.

  • I will truly miss you kiddo

  • Josh i love and miss you plez watch over ur beautiful daughter jess and jimmy and ur momma…

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for all of you.

  • Rest in peace my friend!

  • This is like my 4th time trying to post this without crying. Its still not real bro. I feel like imma pull up to pops and you gonna come out like “whats good with you girl” . At least i wished that were true. Rest in Paradise Bro!!!!!

  • Words can not express all the emotions I hold. I love you Joshua! I miss you! To Mom and Pops… you two have outdone yourselves! I know Joshua is proud and thankful for having you as parents. I love you guys!

  • Just wanna say he was a nice guy was my neighbor for a while and the love he had for his daughter was delightful

  • I love you Joshua. We have lost you way too soon. You will definitely be missed by all who knew you. You’ll always be in my heart. Love your Aunt Sherri.

  • Deana,

    What a beautiful video tribute to Joshua. The love for him and from him is obvious in these pictures. I will be thinking of you and your family as you travel through these tough times.


  • Josh you will be missed by more than you realize. You were a great guy and a friend to all. I remember when you found out you were going to be a daddy and was so excited, she was the apple of your eye. Im glad I had the chance to watch you grow and stayed in contact through the years. I loved all of you kids and have great memories of us. Fly high and watch over all your loved ones. We will all miss you love ya kid !!!

  • Deana and Ronnie my heart hurts for you!! Thoughts and prayers everyday! I love you guys

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Deana and Ron. This is one of the hardest ordeals of life and many in our family have experienced it. The Lord comforts us as He receives his angel. Know that we are offering prayers for you and the family; that, you will be comforted and able to find a way through your grief and suffering.

  • Slosh, what can I say- I’m so happy I got to know you. From watching you climb trees, riding your bike, playing basketball ball with all the neighborhood kids, to swimming in the pool and jumping off the “non-deep end” you were one awesome kid. Watch over that beautiful baby girl of yours, and keep an eye out on your mother. As far as your sister goes… she needs you more than ever. Keep hold of Jessica, she’s a mess but she’s strong. She gets that from her big bro.
    Rest Easy my friend

  • I am so sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with you

  • i miss you everyday fam i no your watching down on me, guide me to be the person i no i can be, help me make a differnce in this world. Your life will not be wasted i love you bro