Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Joshua James Lucius

Joshua James Lucius, longtime Shelby resident, currently working and residing in Vermont, passed away after a brief and unexpected illness at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Kentucky on Saturday, April 1, 2023. He was 38.

Josh was born on June 22, 1984 in Shelby and had worked as a truck driver. He loved his job and life in Vermont, always talking about the beautiful scenery and views. This fit perfectly with Josh’s passion for being outdoors- especially fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed cooking, particularly the game that he caught.

Josh was survived by his parents: Dennis and Jamie Lucius of Shelby; children: Alexis, Cadin, and Kyleigh Lucius; brother: Bobby Lucius; his grandparents with whom Josh held a close relationship: Robert J. and the late Sandra Kay Lucius; uncle: Tim Lucius; aunt: Lorri (Sonny) Bragg; special great aunt: Gretchen Robertson; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Services for Josh will be held privately with his family and burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Care for the Lucius family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Condolences may be made on Josh’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or their Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Jari Amburgey says:

    To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in the days ahead. Hugs and prayers.

  2. Mrs. D. says:

    Bobby and FAMILY,
    We are sorry for your family’sLoss, You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Dannemiller Family

  3. Thad Metzger says:

    Josh and I shared many good memories during junior high at Sacred Heart. I’ll be praying he finds a good fishing hole in heaven.
    Sending my prayers for & condolences to Bob (and Sandy ❤️), Bobby, Tim and the Bragg’s, along with the rest of his family.

  4. Karen Barnett says:

    Jamie and family. Saddened to hear of your loss. I’ll be praying for you and all who loved Joshua. God is closest to the broken hearted. May God comfort your broken hearts.

  5. Bob and Tressa Reith says:

    Josh was a student of ours for a time at St. Peter’s. He had an ornery side (Who didn’t?) but one thing was clear. He dearly loved, appreciated, and respected his grandparents. We extend our sympathy and prayers to all of Josh’s family. So sorry to learn that he is gone so young. God bless you all!

  6. Alex says:

    sorry to hear of josh’s passing. we had our ups and downs growing up but we were once close friends. sad to hear this. rest easy old friend

  7. robert m burky says:

    Dennis and family
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son you have my deepest sympathy you will be in my thoughts and prayers

    Bob Burky

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