Josh was born and raised in Bossier City, LA. His parents were Kenneth Holsted and Sheryl Holsted. He was a 2001 graduate of Bossier High School. He excelled academically and had a passion for playing sports. His favorite was football where he played center as number 50 for the Bossier Bearkats and made it to state playoffs his senior year. He also played soccer, track (shot put), basketball, and wrestling. Playing sports with his lifelong teammates was the highlight of his life. He later went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in English from Louisiana State University in 2005. He LOVED the Fighting Tigers and was an avid fan. He later moved to New Orleans and fell in love with the city. He loved listening to live music, especially jazz or blues and was truly an old soul. Josh lived his life the way he wanted to. He never got in a hurry and never got too busy. He greatly enjoyed reading and writing. He was passionate about traveling and would save money up long enough to be able to take off work and travel for months at a time. He made solo trips down both coasts, stopping where ever he wanted, staying as long as he felt like, and taking in the culture. Josh loved everyone. Being in nature was where he felt at home, whether at the beach, on top of snowy mountains, or in the middle of the woods. He had a great love for all living things and especially animals. His gentle soul could connect with any animal he came across. He wanted to see and make others happy and although he didn’t always realize it, he did. He was always competitive by nature and hated losing at anything. He would help anyone any way he could and would hand someone in need his last dollar. He will be sorely missed by everyone he ever met. Josh was proceeded in death by maternal grandparents Stephanie and Wallace Minger and paternal grandparents Jesse and Sarrah Holsted. He is survived by his mother Sheryl Holsted; father, Kenneth Holsted and wife Sherie; his older sister Laura McLeod and husband Chris; brother Kenny Holsted and wife Jessica; and brother Brandon Riley. Josh was the fun and crazy uncle and had special relationships with the nieces and nephew he leaves behind: Carlee Holsted, Addison Holsted, Aaron Holsted, Stella McLeod, and Thomas McLeod. Uncle Joshi-poo would wrestle with all the kids or throw them in the pool or just play for hours no matter how tired he was and they lit up with excitement every time he walked in the room. Joshua was so loved by more people than he ever knew. A visitation is being held for family and friends at Beaux Jax in Bossier City, LA on 7/24 from 3:30-5:30 pm. It will be informal, come for as long or little as you can. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to your local animal shelter or rescues.