2022ObituariesUncategorizedJoshua Jamie Burns

October 17, 2022by SealeUser23

March 24, 1989 – October 11, 2022

Joshua Jamie Burns

Joshua J. Burns, age 33, passed away Tuesday, October 11 at his house in Prairieville, LA. He was born March 24, 1989, in Dayton, OH, the son of Jamie and Julie (Boehringer) Burns. Josh is survived by his parents, his sister Jordan and her fiancé Hunter Wilks, grandparents Rosalia and Rick Hoelscher, great aunt Erlinda Nickel and family, aunts and uncles Becca Woolley-Stumpff and Kurt Stumpff, Scott and Melannie Woolley, Andrew and Christina Kruse and family, Rita Fogt, Roger Burns, Jean and Gary Warman, cousins Gage Woolley and Greg Partin, Bryce Woolley and family, Silas Stumpff, Olivia Stumpff, Paige Stumpff, Aaron Badiola, Benedict Samera, Jacob and Kylie Burns, Jennifer and Phil Macias, Matt and Tasha Warman, Jesse and Tina Warman, extended family members Joe and Julie Hoelscher, and David Roshto. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Delmar and Violet Burns.

Josh graduated from Sidney High School in 2007 and upon graduating started college at the University of Cincinnati School of Business. An avid Bearcat fan, Josh spent three years there before realizing the bar industry was a better path for him. Over the years, Josh became a bar industry expert and eventually came to own Fred’s OTR (On The River) in Prairieville, LA, and becoming a staple of the community. Josh enjoyed spending time with his French bulldog – Freddie, shooting pool, and cheering on the San Francisco 49ers.

Josh was a light to this world and believed in family over everything. He had a “s**t eating grin” that everyone knows, and a soul made of pure good. His smile was contagious, and his laugh would light up the room. His personality was larger than life and his heart was genuine. Everyone wanted to be around him, and the world will not be the same without him here.

Josh was a friend to many. His time in this world ended far too soon, but in the short time he had, he has established a history and legacy of love and friendship that will live on through his family, his friends, and anyone who shared the pleasure of his acquaintance. As Josh said, “if you ain’t having fun, you ain’t doing it right.” Fly High, Josh!

Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a memorial service held at 6:00 PM.

A celebration of life where all are welcome to join, will be held at a later date in Sidney, OH. Please sign our online registry book.




  • Brenda Dunnagan

    March 8, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    Yesterday at the costume store, I met a real nice lady with a friendly and bubbly way and she was telling me about their close friend, Josh. My heart just broke for her and those who loved and knew Josh. I did not know Josh. My heart goes out to his mama and daddy and all those who were blessed by his time on Earth. Psalms 91 and verse 11 tells us (Psalms 91:11) For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go.
    I just couldn’t get out of bed until I asked for His help in living on without my loved ones. It hurts and He loves us so much and has done so much for us all. I hope this passage will give you strength and hope to live on in peace.. Brenda Dunnagan, Watson, Louisiana.


  • Tami Watkins

    January 25, 2023 at 9:37 pm

    I love you Josh. More than you will ever know. My heart is broken. You are now in God’s memory forever


  • Mark & Darlene Cathcart

    October 19, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Our family was so blessed to have you in our lives. Thinking about all of the times we played corn hole together or even when you slept on our couch. So grateful to have these memories with you. You will always have a special place in our hearts.



    October 19, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Fly High Josh. It was always fun running into you at Fred’s always a smile on your face, always in a great mood. Fred’s will never be the same. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones because you were taken too soon, but God has His plans for you and we cannot question that. Fly high, Josh, fly high.


  • Michael Sanchez

    October 19, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Rest in peace my friend. Your friendship and smile will greatly be missed. Freds will never be the same without you. Until we meet again my friend. Fly high in the heavens.


  • Rick Cook

    October 19, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Like many, I have grest memories with Josh. We lived in the same river neighborhood, enjoying the river, boats, swimming, beer and of course, billiards! Josh never knew a stranger and loved people and I will miss his friendship and excellence in billiards!
    RIP my friend and ny sincerest condolences to your family and friends. 😪


  • Brooke Ruiz

    October 19, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Josh, you have always had a special place in my family’s hearts. Thanks for many great memories. Prayers for the family, rest in paradise.


  • David L Gaines

    October 18, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    What a great person Josh was. Everyone that met him, Loved him. That laugh and shit eating grin would light up any person that he met. Will be remembered by all who came into contact with him. Prayers for his immediate family and for his friends. He never left me without saying I love you buddy. And the last time was just a few days before he left this world. We gave each other a huge hug as he was leaving. Great person gone way to soon.


  • Ashley Elmore

    October 18, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    I went to school with josh. He always had a smile on his face. Went skating every weekend. He was definitely the life of the party. Rest in paradise josh.


  • Travis Frederic

    October 18, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Rest in peace brother. Thanks for being so good to me. God Bless you and your family.


  • Robbie Gray

    October 18, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    RIP, Josh. Great guy, wonderful smile, always fun to be around. Blessed to have known you. Definitely will be missed. My heart is sad.


  • TinaBurks

    October 18, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Sending My Deepest Condolences 🙏♥️🙌Josh Was truly one of a kind ♥️👑I remember all the baseball games and family fun our families had together unforgettable memories sending love and prayer to the family during this terrible time


  • Allison, Martin, Trevor, and Tyler Michel

    October 18, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    RIP my friend!!!
    Gone too soon but never forgotten.

    Fly high and say hi to my Dad for me

    Still can’t believe you are gone 😥😥😘😘


  • sarah brady

    October 18, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Cinci, my OG triple triple..
    i’ll miss your laugh and light heartedness the most. i’ll always remember, “it’s all love”, and i got you last with my leg tattoo, i’ll always be the champ 🙂
    love you always, bro. 💙🐬


  • Kayla Ledet

    October 18, 2022 at 7:38 am

    A quote from Tom Petty comes to mind as I attempt to sign this registry. “You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, one day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, for you and I will meet again.” rest easy Josh. Continued prayers and condolences for your family, loved ones & friends!


  • Tuesday Ervin Brown

    October 17, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Fly high my friend! You will forever be remembered as a very true and loving person. My husband and I will definitely miss seeing your smile. Your face! We loved you.


  • Valerie Gehegan

    October 17, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Everyone you met, you made them feel like you had known them forever. You will be missed dearly by all! Praying for your family and friends. Fly high Josh.


  • Kay Granger

    October 17, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Rip my buddy I will always remember you praying fir his family and friends


  • Bethanne Spires

    October 17, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Josh was a wonderful young man! He was a student in my Spanish classes in high school! So much fun to have in class, and always ornery, but always treated me with respect! You will be greatly missed. Que descanse en paz


  • Kevin Lee

    October 17, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Rest in peace Josh. I loved you like my own son. This is big Kevin I just miss you man and will never forget you. Your gone way too early Josh. I will never forget you and will always love you youngman.


  • Chris Swarts

    October 17, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Rest in Peace Josh!
    My continued thoughts and prayers to the family and Lord ones.


  • Katey Bourgeois

    October 17, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Fred’s will not be the same without seeing Josh there.
    You will be missed by all.


  • Randy Breaux

    October 17, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Has been a true blessing knowing you and spending time with you. You will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace ❤️


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