Our beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend Joshua Kurt Coy passed away in his home on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
He was born to Letty (Greene) and Kurt Coy on July 10, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Josh was raised in Sandy, Utah and graduated from Jordan High School. As a child, he was adventurous but accident prone and began his musical career playing competitive air guitar. He expressed a lifelong passion for music including appreciation for his dad’s oldies and was a fixture in the local SLC hardcore scene. He was in the bands Pulse, Flatline Syndicate, and most recently Man Down. His favorite band was The Beatles, which he used as strict criteria for selecting friends. Josh was also an avid fan of the Steelers, the Jazz, and the NY Yankees. He had a fantastic sense of humor and remarkable kindness for all living things. He loved his parents, his family and friends and gave of himself completely. In addition, he demonstrated his gift with animals by raising two amazing dogs, Sadie and Lucy. On a deeper note, Josh struggled with opioid addiction for many years and fought the good fight. He was active in the local recovery community and loved by many. He demonstrated optimism, gratitude, and serenity during the last 9 months of his recovery, with his sudden death coming as a shock to many. In the end, Josh lost his valiant battle to a terrible disease.
He is survived by his parents, Kurt and Letty Coy; his siblings, Casey Hughes (Amie) and Jamie Mackintosh (Chris); and his nephews and nieces, Ally, Presley, Hudson, and Maddox. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and many cousins including Bradley and Ben, who he was particularly close to. The family would like to express their tremendous gratitude for his friends in the fellowship, his boss, John Sargent who showed him much support and kindness, Turning Point Centers, Balance House, Heather Chase and all his extended family at The Haven. See you on the flip side, Chief. You filthy animal you. You will be missed.
A celebration of Josh's life will be Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building.Please check back soon for tribute video slideshow.