Joshua Marcus Bowden

Born in Nashville, TN on March 22, 1990

Departed on May 26, 2006 and resided in Mt Juliet, TN

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BOWDEN, Joshua Marcus passed away on May 26, 2006. Joshua was a member of the River of Life Church of God and an active member of his youth group. He also attended Wilson Central High School. He is survived by his parents Alan and Nancy McMullin; father, Marcus "Jake" Bowden; brother, Alan McMullin Jr.; sister, Rachel McMullin; grandparents, Margaret and Bronson Netterville, Bill and Donna Slack, Mike and Linda Perry, and Luther Bowden; grandmother, Katie McMullin; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 31, 2006 at 10 am with Pastor Jerry P. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jack Menshouse, Shane Slack, Alan McMullin Jr., Nick Carriere, Justin Hanks, Brian Slack, Cameron Browne. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Fox and neighborhood friends. Visitation will be on Tuesday May 30, 2006 from 4-8 pm at
HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 HWY 100, 646-9292 www.harpethhills.com.

26 Comments to Joshua Marcus Bowden

  1. brandon martin
    May 29, 2006 12:00 am

    well all this started back when i was bout 15 maybe 16 not too sure….but i met josh at school and we always had eachothers backs no matter what was going on and then when one of us had some problems we stopped at nuthin to help eachother…..ive known josh for about three years and he was one of the only true friends i had and still have like i said gone but will never be forgotten….and for the family keep your heads up cuz we all kno that josh is in a better place now and that we will one day see him again….we just have to keep our heads high and know that a little of josh is in all of us and will never be forgotten….R.I.P. JOSH FOREVER WITHIN ALL OF US………. AND THIS IS STRICTLY FOR THE FAMILY….HERES A POEM…FROM MY HEART TO OTHERS WHO ALSO LOVED JOSH LIKE HE WAS FAMILY…..

    Life
    In life we make many choices going around

    ignoreing the truth telling voices.

    We all tend to fall down and bring ourselves

    up again.

    When we fall we make the choice to hide our

    fears.

    It causes so much problem we cant hold back

    the tears.

    We all fall at least one time some get up

    others stay down.

    Those who get up stay smileing those who

    stay down keep a frown.

    Round and round we go.

    Wake up just to live another day but what

    does it matter because some choose to

    listen to God and what he has to say.

    Those who dont,fall and go their own way.

    Life is a strong word.

    God gave it to you so He can choose when it

    is our day.

    William Brandon Martin

    this is a poem i think of that i wrote and havent had a chance to use it but i hope this will help if it doesnt im sorry….ive lost a great friend and will always have him in my heart….just remember where there is death there is new life……….

  2. danielle bigham
    May 29, 2006 12:00 am

    well…it all started our freshman year. i had the biggest crush on him! we never really talked. then over the past year when I found out that I was pregnant adn mostly everyone stopped talking to me and began talking behing my back josh didnt. one day just out of the blue he walked up tp me and hugged me and said ” i dont care what anyone says you’re cool” and from that day on we haev been great friends. i began to realize at the beginning of this semester that i loved josh. although i never in my life would have had the balls to tel him. now that he is gone i wish i woudl haev told him before. i will always love josh. he was my first love! All i have to say is that i love u josh. for his family i love ya’ll yoo! god bless! im sry and im always going to be here for you. love and god bless
    danielle

  3. Gerald Chapman
    May 29, 2006 12:00 am

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. McMullin,
    I’m Cameron Browne’s grandfather. I’ve only met Josh once when I was visiting Cameron in Mt. Juliet, but when Cameron spent time with us…he always spoke so often of Josh, whom he considered a very good friend. I know his memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Our prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord bring comfort and strength to you during this time of great loss.
    God bless,
    Gerald & Elsie Chapman

  4. Ashley Holcomb
    May 29, 2006 12:00 am

    I met Josh at my friend Rachel’s house. We had invited Colt to come over, but Nick, Josh and Blake came with him. Colt and Blake had to go home but Josh and Nick came back. We had so much fun talking and hanging out! We became very good friends and we talked all the time on the phone and at school. Josh was like a brother to me. I am going to miss him so much! I remember almost every conversation we ever had and how he could always make me laugh even when I was sad. I love him so much and I’m never going to forget him. He will always have a special place in my heart. Nancy, Alan and Mr. Bowden, I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Again, I am very sorry.

    Sincerely,
    Ashley

  5. crissy a martin
    May 29, 2006 12:00 am

    I met joshua this past year when visited river of life church. what a beautiful smile such a pleasure to meet. my son brandon talked about him alot wanted me to meet him and I DID . I want to say I AM SORRY for your loss . I REALLY want to share this with your family
    ” Fight for your Family ” DON’T let the enemy steal anything else from
    you here are some scripture for you ISAIAH 54:17 NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER ! PSALM 91:10 NO EVIL WILL BEFALL YOU FOR THE LORD WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER YOU CONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS !!! WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY AND I PRAY THAT THROUGH YOUR TERRIBLE LOSS YOU WILL DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND ONE
    ANOTHER . BLESS YOUR FAMILY ,GARY,CRISSY,BRANDON,& MITCHELL MARTIN

  6. tori grimes
    May 29, 2006 12:00 am

    i met josh thru my boyfriend Blake … they were great friends and we all loved to hang out and even stayed out past curfew a few just to hang out . i always thought pretty highly of josh.. hes such great guy. i am truly going to miss him but like blake keeps on telling me ”everything happens for a reason and that we have to stay strong ” for josh . to josh’s family iam so sorry for your loss but just remember that everything happens for a reason and we ALL have to stay stong …. for josh .

    sincerly ,
    tori grimes and blake neff

  7. Samantha Farthing
    May 29, 2006 12:00 am

    Josh always had a smile on…he was always talking about Auburn…he always played with his hat…he always knew how to make me smile…I miss him and all he did!! I can’t believe all this is happening! I was talking to him Friday and he was telling me how excited he was because he was going to pass geometry and we were talking about summer and how we were going to hang out and throw awesome parties but then I get a text early Saturday Morning and…I dropped to the ground and cried all morning!! I still can’t believe any of this but I know that now he is safe and I don’t have to worry about him so much!! He is in a better place now! He will always be in my heart! I will always and forever love Josh! He was the greastest guy I have ever met in my life!! To his family I am very sorry for your loss…you are in my prayers…May God be with you to help you get through this and keep you strong! I know he will always be with us!! R.I.P JOSH BOWDEN….Gone but NEVER forgotten!!!

  8. Nancy Pullen
    May 30, 2006 12:00 am

    I work in the library at WCHS & had the pleasure of seeing Josh often. He was never without a smile and a group of friends. Your son displayed a caring heart, an outgoing personality and a real empathy for anyone that he felt needed a friend. Find peace in knowing that Josh knew he was loved, and that he was happy. I’m so very,very sorry for your loss.

  9. DONNA WILLS
    May 30, 2006 12:00 am

    I MET JOSH THROUGH SCHOOL, EACH DAY THAT I SAW HIM WE BECAME CLOSER ! NEVER DID I SEE THAT BOY WITHOUT A SMILE ON HIS FACE , HE ALWAYS KNEW HOW TO MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN I WAS SAD , NOW I REALLY DONT HAVE ANYONE TO DO THAT NOW! ITS A SCARY THING WHEN U ARE GETTIN CLOSER AND CLOSER TO SOMEONE AND THEN THEY ARE TAKEN FROM THIS WORLD! I NEVER IN MY LIFE THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN BUT THEN MY SISTER DANIELLE BIGHAM CALLED ME CRYIN AND SHES LIKE DONNA HES DEAD, I DIDNT KNOW WHI SHE WAS TALKIN BOUT BUT THEN SHE SAID JOSH IS DEAD, I FELL TO THE FLOOR CRYIN , THESE PAST FEW DAYS ME AND MY SISTER HAVE NOT BEEN OUR SELFS I GOT TO WHERE I CRIED SO MUCH THAT I STARTED THROWIN UP AND GOT TO WHERE I COULDNT BREATH! TO ME JOSH WAS ONE OF THE SWEETEST GUYS I HAD EVER MET! HE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR EVERYBODY 1 AND I AM SURE HE MADE A PERFECT BOYFRIEND , I ONLY WISH THAT THERE WAS MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM ! NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE HIS PLACE IN THIS WORLD! I LOVE AND MISS YOU JOSH AND UYOUR FAMILY WILL SATY IN MY PRAYERS! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN EVEN THOU YOUR GONE
    RIP JOSH BOWDEN ! ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS

  10. Cameron Browne
    May 30, 2006 12:00 am

    Josh was the best friend I ever had, he was like an older brother to me… I miss him soo much already, he will be forever remembered, I’m going to miss the great times we had…fishing, going out, and just having fun….I’m going to miss him. Josh’s parents are in my prayers and forever will be…

    R.I.P.
    Joshua Bowden
    5/26/06
    You will be forever remembered in our hearts…

  11. Brett Bullard
    May 30, 2006 12:00 am

    Ill never forget Josh. We first met in the sixth grade. We were in the same homeroom and his locker was above mine. I always remember hitting my head on his locker door and he would laugh everytime. We got to know each other pretty well that year and have always been alright. I had english with him first semmester of this year. I just couldnt believe it when this happened. I remember seeing him friday out in the parking lot right after school and just thinking ill see him next year. But ill never forget him.

    -Brett Bullard

  12. Tina Grimes
    May 30, 2006 12:00 am

    I am a neighborhood mom who met Josh a little over a year ago. Countless days my yard was filled all the neighborhood kids, including Josh. He never failed to say hi or just throw his hand up and smile.
    For the family: from one mother who has lost a child to another; there is nothing more devastating than to have to your child suddenly taken from you. My heart truly aches for you in your time of sorrow, there are so many questions, all the “whys’ most of which will be forever unanswered. However it is the things we know that makes it easier to get up and move forward. We know Josh was a kind-hearted, fun loving, easy spirited, always smiling indivdual who was loved by many. Josh was also someone who will always be remembered.His spirit and smile will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends.
    Please know that many people wrap their thoughts and prayers around you to help comfort in the coming days, weeks, months.

    Tina Grimes
    Tori’s mom
    Mt Juliet, Tn.

  13. Erin Burch
    May 30, 2006 12:00 am

    I didn’t know Josh that well but I would see him talking to Ashley and he would always have a big smile on his face or trying to make Ashley laugh. Ashley was one of Josh’s closest friends and she told me all the times they had and the first time they met and what all they said and he said that if any one would mess with her he’d hurt them. But by her telling me all of that.. it made me want to have gotten to know him and want to be one of his closest friends as well. Josh will be in our hearts forever and always. Alan made me realize that by Josh losing his life, his organs saved others. RIP Josh. We will forever remember and love you.

    Erin Burch

  14. Debbie Bock
    May 30, 2006 12:00 am

    Our great loss, is Heaven’s gain! I had the pleasure of knowing Josh through the River of Life youth group. While I did not know him well, he always had a great smile and wave! What a great kid! I will never forget his testimony after Winterfest…what a great legacy to remember! Nancy, Alan, Bill and Donna: Remember that your church family is surrounding you with our love and prayers to carry you through this difficult time.

  15. Cindy McMullin
    May 31, 2006 12:00 am

    Even though I have been around Josh only a handful of times, because our family lives in Oklahoma, I want my family to know that I am very proud to say that I was Josh’s Aunt! He was a very loving young man.

    Aunt Cindy McMullin

  16. Brett Brewster
    June 1, 2006 12:00 am

    I remember josh he was always a great friend and always had each others backs when i first met josh it was in the cafeteria at the last day of school freshman year he just came up and i was playing guitar and we just started talking and became great friends even though he is gone he will always be loved and missed he will live on in our memories and hearts forever i’am very sad i didnt get to make it to the funeral but i just found out today that it happened i wish i would have found out sooner because i would have loved to see him one last time

  17. Rachel Marshall
    June 1, 2006 12:00 am

    I grew up with Josh, since I’m his cousin. I truly enjoyed being around him, he was very outgoing, caring, and gentle. He also had the most beautiful blue eyes that I have ever seen! I always thought the world of Josh, and I’m thankful that we were so close and he knew how much I loved him. I will always cherish all of our childhood memories, such as Josh trying to convince me to climb the tallest dragon at the dragon park even though Grandma had forbidden us to do so! He always made things more interesting and fun, because of his fearlessness and imagination. I will miss seeing Josh, but I take comfort in knowing that because of his faith, Josh is with God. Josh was truly special, and he will always have a place in my heart.

  18. Doug Fox
    June 2, 2006 12:00 am

    Josh Bowden,

    I can say I remember the first time I met Josh it was over Rachel’s, his cousin’s house he had came up for the week to stay. Josh and I got along very well, I guess it was because Josh and I had so much in common like fishing, hunting and being out doors. I remember the good times we had fishing at Cheatham Dam, and bowling at Joelton bowling alley. I hated to hear the news last.I thought we would have many more good times, but I will always cherish the ones we had. Josh was an awesome person that had so much potential to be something great. I was very fortunate to see Josh on his Birthday a few months ago never thought it would be his last. To everyone who knew Josh stay strong because that’s what he would want and know that he is looking down from heaven upon all of you. I have to say he will be missed amongst us all.

  19. Alan McMullin, Sr
    June 6, 2006 12:00 am

    Joshua was a beautiful child. God blessed me with the privilege of raising a second son and I thank Him for the short time Josh was with us. He was a big kid with an even bigger heart. Some of the kids around the neighborhood called him Mighty Joe Young because his hands were so big. I don’t think he ever met anyone he didn’t like. When he smiled, those beautiful blue eyes and big smile let you know he was sincere. Joshua loved his mother as only a son can. She said she never felt afraid when he was with her. He recently had a very personal experience with the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. That was one of the happiest moments of my life. It’s a blessing I pray every parent will experience. We miss him every moment but we look forward to seeing him again one day in Heaven. I know he’s up there dancing for the Lord right now with that big smile and those sparkling eyes. I love you Josh.

  20. christina james
    August 18, 2006 12:00 am

    i ahve known josh since he was 4.we lived on the same road for 12 years.i always remember every Halloween.he was always standing outside actin like he was a statue and as soon as i walked up to the door he would jump out at me.Halloweens will never be the same.josh was like a brother to me.he hugged me everyday and in 3rd block he would play with his hat and he did that little hand trick and he tried to teach me to do it but i couldnt.josh was loved by so many people including me.no matter how much i miss him and how much i cry it isnt gonna bring him back.it makes me feel better knowing he is in a better place.and i will see him again someday.josh i love you so much.to his family i am so sorry and God bless.,
    love always,
    ~chrissy~

  21. Tami Cantwell
    October 31, 2006 12:00 am

    I love Joshua Marcus Bowden. When he is around me he makes me laugh still today. Josh is my second cousin. His Mom is my first. When he was a little one, he would always want to come up to my house from Aunt Margaret’s his grandmother house to see my dog. I would watch for Josh to rush up through the neighbors’ yard to visit my dog, Peggy.

    One time, we were play-fighting in my yard, and I challenged him to put me down. Believe me, he put me down!! Now remember, I was in my late 30’s or early 40’s at that time. I told him it was time to stop because he was too strong. But, we had fun.

    When I speak of Josh, I speak as though he is still alive because he is VERY ALIVE in my heart forever and ever. I love that kid. His spirit is alive in Heaven and he is a big blue-eyed angel waiting on me to come home one day — and I will be there with open arms along with my dog, Peggy. Josh, thanks for bringing some joy into my life.

  22. Gregg A Lees
    January 23, 2007 12:00 am

    I met Josh my first year of high school.he was my first friend at WCHS.
    i think about Josh everyday and still talk about the memories we had hanging out and talking at school.
    its been a great Privilege to be one of Josh’s many friends, and he will be missed dearly by everyone.

    R.I.P. Joshau Marcus Bowden

  23. Ashley Holcomb
    May 23, 2007 12:00 am

    WOW i can not believe it has almost been a year!! A hard one at that. Josh everyone still talks about you like we just saw you! You are still everyones hero, brother, friend, true love, no one has even started to forget you and i love it. talking about you makes me miss you so much but it gives me a sense of security to know your still around watching out for me!! i cant wait to see you on Saturday thats the only thing im looking forward to. I Love You soo very very much i hope you are still having a great time up there. you probably met alot of great people. See you soon I love you!!

  24. Pearl Stewart
    February 15, 2008 12:00 am

    I was very little when I met josh…about two years old. We both went to pre-school together and he was like a brother to me and a brother to everyone else that ever got the chance to actually know him. Its been two years and it feels like its been two decades. Rest in peace brother.

    Sincerely,
    Miss Pearl

  25. Samantha Correll
    December 5, 2010 12:00 am

    It has been over 4 years since I have seen Joshs face but I remember it like it was yesterday. Josh had been one of my best friends for several years. He was a wonderful friend and a great chef! I remeber once he made steak and brought it to science class to share with me. It was wonderful, he was always so giving. He called me his little sister and he was the brother I never had. I think about him frequently and often have dreams about him. I told Josh that when I got my drivers license I would come pick him up for a drive, I never got that opportunity. Even though Josh has been gone for awhile I still feel very close to him and I will continue living my life for the two of us!