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Joshua Kent Dewey

HASTINGS, MI - Joshua Kent Dewey, age 32, of Hastings, passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2019.  
Josh was born in Hastings on September 21, 1987.  From the time Josh was a young child, he was always very inquisitive, he would disassemble every new toy piece by piece just to figure out how it worked and new ways that he could make it better. He was a “young” old soul. He enjoyed old music, old cars, talking with the older generation because he knew that is where real world knowledge came from.  Josh had a wealth of knowledge for someone his age, anything electrical, mechanical, or mathematical Josh could figure out.  
Josh had a wickedly sharp sense of humor that we all loved.  He was quick-witted, kindhearted and generous - he himself would go without to make sure someone he cared about did not.
 Josh was currently employed with SanInocencio Logging as an electrician and material handler, he worked hard and enjoyed the guys he was working with,  Josh also worked regularly in the family business and had for many years, previous employers were Bradford White and Brian’s Tire & Service as an ASE certified automotive repair technician.
 Josh’s son Nolan was the light of his life, he was amazed by his little “Mini Me” daily. He loved his little buddy with his whole heart.
 Josh was preceded in death by his grandfather, Peter Dewey; grandfather, Harley Tinkler and his uncle, Harley Tinkler, Jr.  
Josh is survived by his son, Nolan; his father, Richard Dewey; his mother, Lisa Whiteman and stepfather, Brian Whiteman; his sister, Brianne Whiteman; his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Orton; grandmothers, Phyllis Dewey and Lynda Tinkler; step-grandparents, Glenn and Bonnie Whiteman, aunts and uncles, Mark (Jill) Dewey, Deb (Terry) Mathews, Denise Balk, Kevin (Brinda) Dewey, Darla (Bob) Lucas, Roger Dewey, and Wayne Tinkler Sr., many close cousins and very dear friends.  
Josh was very loved, and he has taken a large part of our hearts with him.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Girrbach Funeral Home, 328 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058.
 Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home.  To leave an online condolence, visit

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