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Joshua Newsom


Joshua Newsom, Erlanger, KY, passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 40 on August 27, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, KY surrounded by his wife and her family. Josh was a Tennessee native who moved to Northern Kentucky 4 years ago. Josh was a school bus driver for the Boone County Schools. He will be remembered for being a great dad, wonderful husband and a friend to many. Josh enjoyed spending time with his family outdoors, where they would enjoy camping. Josh was known for his great smile, his ready laugh, and his wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his loving wife, Amy Michelle Blankenship-Newsom, son, Joshua Tucker Newsom and daughter, Chloe Reese Newsom. Josh also leaves behind his mother and father-in-law, Kathy and Randy Blankenship along with a large extended family and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held for Josh at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (



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I am so sorry for your loss.

I have many fond memories of Josh. He was a wonderful father to my grand children . Josh will be missed .
Henry and Deanna Finn

Sincere sympathy betty jo klette

Sincere sympathy
Betty jo klette

He will be greatly missed!!

We all loved working with josh at Duluth! He always knew how to make you smile. He had such a wonderful personality to everyone he met! We are going to miss your funny stories and great sense of humor Josh. You were and still are loved by and have touched the lives of so many people. Love you bud.

Justice Michelle Keller

Jim and I have been keeping Joshua and the entire extended family in our thoughts and prayers. Words are insufficient when such a young soul is called to Heaven. I sincerely hope that the love, prayers and support of family and friends sustain you all through this difficult time.

With Heartfelt Sympathy

God bless and prayers for the loss of beloved Joshua. God bless and Keep this wife, family and friends.
Gloria Duncan

Always a great guy!

I went to high school with Josh and then saw him frequently many years ago when I shopped where he worked. He was always polite and kind in high school which was a time when many weren’t…. I always knew he was one of the good guys When! When I frequented a store where he worked with 2 little ones on my hip- he always stopped what he was doing to say hello, tell me how much the girls looked like me, and just catch up on life. We lost touch after this, but I’ll always remember him fondly. Such sadness to know the world lost one of the good ones, but I know he will be watching over his family and I hope that you all can remember his beaming smile every time you see a beautiful ray of sunshine poking through the clouds…. Rest easy now, Josh <3

Kathy Fowler, Transportation Aide, Boone Cty School District

I’m a transportation aide for the Boone Cty School
district! I was blessed that Josh was my bus driver for 1 month! In that month I knew how much he loved his wife Amy & his children! He was hoping he was doing a great job at being a father!❤️ I knew where he bought Amy flowers! I knew his kids like & dislikes! I knew how much he loved Randy & Kathy! I knew how much he loved the kids of the Boone Cty School District! And where the best farmers markets were! In just 1 month I met someone that was young enough to be my son but left a lasting expression of love & compassion & YES his smile, that I will carry with me the rest of my life! RIP my sweet sweet Josh! You are forever in our hearts!❤️

Always Smiling

I went to high school with Josh. He was always smiling, nice to EVERYONE, and the friend you could count on. So sad to hear he’s gone. Sending thoughts to his family at this time.

Sorry for your loss

Josh was a great guy, who I really enjoyed and appreciated his positive attitude. His smile was up-lifting. He will sorely be missed here at the Boone County Transportation Department.
Helen Cottongim
Safety and Training coordinator