Joshua Lee Epling
Joshua Lee Epling of 300 Glenn Ave. Beckley, Wv passed away Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of Randall and Donna Epling of Beckley. He is also survived by his sisters Jennifer Epling and Kimberly Hicks and her husband Corey, all of Beckley. Arrangements are being made at Meltons Mortuary. Family will be at 300 Glenn Avenue in Beckley.
Published on February 1, 2020


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Feb 12, 2020
Met Josh on a climbing trip to Fayetteville, by the New River Gorge. Friends and I climbed at Whipperwell, and Josh joined us, throwing out witty rejoinders from atop the cliff since he was nursing an injury. On the walk to and from we exchanged quips and silly, ridiculous jokes that had my other friend who walked ahead of us with a flashlight completely baffled. That was my friendship with Josh.

We met playing Halo 2 when I was 13 and he was 14, almost sixteen years ago.

I remember how frustrated he was after the first surgery, how he hated how the pills affected his mood, how it looked like he couldn't be a doctor anymore like he'd been dreaming.

Cars were always a love of his, thoug
...h, so he enjoyed his work as a mechanic. And he came to accept and enjoy the life he had.

I'm sorry I'll never again get to share laughs with him as we pretend to be aristocratic Englishmen who mock the common folk and only drive Mercedes Benz.
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Feb 01, 2020
Gaming friend of Josh "Negaton" as we came to know him. I will always remember your distinctive laugh. You enjoyed everything to the fullest extent ESPECIALLY Left 4 Dead. Gonna miss you buddy. Love you and give um hell in the afterlife.
Feb 01, 2020
Hey, I am a gaming buddy of Josh. We have played together for the last 14 years. He always found a way to make me laugh, and genuinely brought me joy. Please accept my condolences. Josh was a stronger warrior than any of us. Fighting an invisible enemy that has claimed so many, while maintaining good spirits. Valhalla gained another fighter this weekend. Rest in piece, buddy. There is no more suffering for you now.