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1995 Joshua 2020

Joshua Reneau

April 16, 1995 — April 22, 2020

Born in Nashville, TN on April 16, 1995 Departed on April 22, 2020 and resided in Cumberland Furnace, TN

Joshua Thomas Reneau, 25, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, after a long fight against drug addiction.

Joshua was born on April 16, 1995 to John Reneau and Carman Phillips. He graduated from Creekwood High School in 2013. Joshua enjoyed riding 4-wheelers and dirt bikes with his friends, fishing, baseball, favorite team being the Atlanta Braves, and being in the outdoors.

The light of a funny, intelligent, kind-hearted spirit was taken from our lives by a senseless and relentless addiction. Our family asks that you realize that no one is immune to the addiction that encumbers our communities. We fought hard to help Joshua all in our own ways. We must fight hard against these drugs, prevalent everywhere, because they defile the brain's ability to make sound decisions in order to save one's self. Somehow through it all Joshua was still witty, funny, and full of life. He was exceptionally bright, outgoing, easy to talk to, and had many friends, until his addiction destroyed everything he had.

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

Joshua is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Reneau and maternal grandfather, Leamon Tidwell. He is survived by his father, John Reneau and step-mother, Leslie Reneau, mother, Carman Phillips, paternal grandmother, Lola Reneau, maternal grandmother, Cleo Tidwell, brothers, John Phillips, Chason Wall and Austin Reneau, sisters, Kenna Phillips, Lindsay Langston, and his daughter, Emberlee Adkins .

If you are struggling with drug addiction, please reach out and get help.

A private family gathering will be held to remember Joshua.

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