Joshua Brandon Farnsworth
On July 3rd 2007, Staff Sergeant Joshua Brandon Farnsworth, 32, was taken by the angels at his residence. Josh was an explosive military working dog handler in the United States Air Force at Fairchild AFB, Washington and also served in the United States Marine Corps as Military Police at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Okinawa, Japan.
He served overseas in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qutar, and two tours in Iraq and received over a dozen awards. Josh was born in Medford, Oregon and was a 1992 graduate of North Medford High School.
Josh was somebody you could never forget after meeting once. He had the most amazing ability to make someone laugh. He had a perfect ability to teach people. Josh was a friend to all and a hero to many. The Air Force has lost a valued member, his friends have lost a cherished friend, and his family has lost a piece of their hearts.
Josh is survived by his wife, Laura Farnsworth of Spokane, Washington; his daughter Bryden Farnsworth, of Bend, Oregon; his mother Rhonda Farnsworth, of Bend, Oregon; his father Don Wilson, of Beaverton, Oregon; his step-father Thom Farnsworth, of Bend, Oregon; his sister Sarah Farnsworth, of Medford, Oregon, his sister Vanessa Farnsworth, of Bend, Oregon; his brother, Victor Farnsworth, of Bend, Oregon; his brother Brian Farnsworth, of Bend, Oregon; his nephew Noah, of Medford, Oregon; and his military working dog, Eesau.
Josh's funeral service was held at Fairchild Air Force Base Chapel earlier this week.
We helped support Josh and his team while they were in Iraq. His death is not only a shock, but fills us with great grief. Our prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.