Joshua Erin Poe, born June 11th, 1988 in Portland, OR bit the dust (that jokes for you Josh) on October 2nd, 2023 in Portland, OR.
Josh’s father was Joseph Erwin Poe of Idaho and his mother is Patricia Jean (Stebritz) Poe of Iowa. He is survived by his children Asher Eugene Poe and Gage Ryan Poe, and his children’s mother Rosa Marie Fraze. He is also survived by his sisters Cortney Mairie Hett, Jessica Lynn Hett, and Jamie Lea Hett.
He is also survived by his nephews Marcus James Hett, Caleb Nathaniel Hett, TyShaun Dayton Johnson, and Russell Eugene Swope. Also his nieces Teara Eron Johnson, Tayja Mairie Johnson, IvyJean Noel Swope, and Dani Rose Swope. Despite multiple misspellings on multiple middle names on multiple birth certificates, Josh was well aware of his family’s actual names. Nathanel instead of Nathaniel and Evon instead of Eron. He was just happy his name was spelled correctly on his.
He spent his formative school years in Beaverton, OR, graduating high school from Aloha High School in 2007. After high school Josh spent some time working various retail jobs before attending Portland Community College and then Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA.
Throughout his high school and college careers, Josh took an interest in theater and was very devoted to the many plays and productions he was involved in. He had a love for acting and was well known for his emotional and well thought out monologues. This interest led to many exciting encounters between his family and his very realistic props. One adventure involved finger props, ice, a garage, and him questioning if his niece Teara would have ratted him out if actual body parts were involved. It was intense.
After community college, Josh followed his dream of being one of the first people involved in the legal cannabis business. After putting in his time behind the counter as a customer sales representative, Josh was promoted to store manager. He went on to learn all the policies and procedures of legally selling and buying cannabis, eventually working underneath the OLCC. He really enjoyed sharing his expertise with customers and sellers alike and felt like he was making a positive change in people’s lives. Pot. Who knew, huh? Josh knew, that’s who.
Josh had a passion for books, movies, adventures, and stockpiling a treasure trove of horror memorabilia. If you have never read Stephen King, forget about it, there is an obvious lack of taste. If you do not know what geocaching is, please learn, and take Josh’s memory on an adventure with you. If you appreciate bobble heads, horror movie posters, and watching the latest Blumhouse flick, think of Josh the next time you indulge.
Above all of Josh’s accomplishments, hobbies, and passions, the most important thing to him was his boys, Asher and Gage. He loved them more than anything else in this universe. He will always love them to the universe and back.
He is preceded in death by his father, Joe Poe from Idaho, and his bruthas from another mutha, Searcy Evon Johnson and Daniel Robert Swope. Josh was a big believer in the afterlife and he was surely met by those who moved on before him with big smiles and open arms.
Please join us in celebrating Josh Poe at Gresham Memorial Chapel 257 SE Roberts Ave. Gresham OR 97080, Thursday October 12th at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. Come as you are.
Joshua was loved and admired by many, most of all his family. In the words of Stephen King, “Go then, there are other worlds than these”. Josh, we will see you on the other side.