Joshua Dean Cardone, 32, died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at his home.
Born on Jan. 4, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was a son of Vincent James Cardone and Ashleigh Dean Cardone. Josh was a kindhearted, fun-loving person. Always available for you in a time of need, he was there to lend a helping hand whether you were a friend or a stranger. He was always loyal to those he loved. A goofy and vibrant personality, he was always looking to make you smile and laugh. He was happiest when surrounded by friends and family. Josh loved to explore, whether that be different genres of music, a new hiking area or the inner workings of whatever device or vehicle he was fixing at the time. He enjoyed building things and working with his hands. He was dedicated, always working until the task was finished, especially if it was for someone else. He will be missed greatly.
Survivors include his parents of Sumter; two brothers, Harrison Cardone and Benjamin Cardone; a sister, Victoria Cardone; maternal grandmother, Pam Dean of Sumter; uncles, Richard Dean (Cheryl) of Florence, Garrett Dean (Amber) of Texas and Mark Cardone (Lisa) of Shreveport; and aunts, Susie Nectoux (William) of Shreveport, Beverly Strong (David) of Shreveport and Cindy Joyner (Daniel) of Williamsburg, Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard Dean; and paternal grandmother, Eunice Cardone.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Rodney Howard officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are requested to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Memorials may be made to Salt and Light Church, 360 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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