Joshua Zavala

Joshua Michael Zavala

Saturday, June 17th, 1978 Saturday, November 16th, 2019

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Obituary for Joshua Michael Zavala

Wichita - Joshua Michael Zavala, 41, a lab technician for Valence Surface Technologies, passed away Saturday, November 16th, 2019. He was born June 17th, 1978 to Mary Simon Zavala and Max Zavala in Wichita, Kansas. He loved theater and music. You could often find him sitting on his porch playing the guitar and singing. He passed his love of music and theater to his talented son Britton. Josh enjoyed watching Britton performing. In his spare time you would find him kicking back and smoking a fat cigar or trying to catch a big fish. He was an advocate for Oxford House recovery homes, and was always eager to help anyone in need.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Florence Simon and George and Hortencia Zavala.
Joshua is survived by his Mother, Mary Zavala; son, Britton Zavala; father, Max Zavala; siblings, Melissa Zavala, Max Zavala, Jr., Rocky Zavala, Malory Zavala, Dylan Wittum; numerous other loving family and friends.
Visitation: Friday, November 22nd, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Smith Mortuary, 1415 North Rock Road, Derby, Kansas 67037. Family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at Grace Revolution Church, 812 S Oliver St., Wichita, Kansas 67218. Interment will follow at Mulvane Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
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    Friday, November 22nd, 2019
    1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Family will greet friends from 4 to 6 pm.
  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Grace Revolution Church
    812 S Oliver St.
    Wichita, Kansas
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    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
    Pastor Tim Hurst
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 |
    Mulvane Cemetery
    1605 E 119th St. S
    Mulvane, KS
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    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

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Martin Mendoza

I'm so sorry to hear of Joshua's passing. I'm sorry that I will not be able to attend the service. Such a young person who is taken away from us so early in his life.
Martin Mendoza
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Doug and Cathy Crowe

Dear Mary and Britton, Our deepest sympathy to both of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love,
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Suelynn Kirkpatrick

I am so sorry Mary. May he rest in peace. Prayers for you and family. Suelynn Ring Kirkpatrick.
Comment | Posted at 01:42pm via Condolence

Audrey Petschauer

I am sorry I won't be able to be there. Prayers for healing at this time. Josh was such an amazing soul that inspired and entertained so many people. He was a personality you never forget. I was blessed to have him in my corner during school.
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