Joshua W. Smeltekop, 16, of Safford, entered into rest January 14, 2019, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born July 26, 2002, in Safford, the son of Ryan and Roxanne (Hill) Smeltekop.
Josh was currently enrolled at Safford High School, and was a member of the Varsity Football Team, the Soccer Team, he was a member of Future Farmers of America and International Barrel Horse Association.
Josh is survived by: his parents, Ryan and Roxanne of Safford; his twin brother, Daniel; and his sister Carley, both at home. He also leaves: his maternal grandparents, Delbert and Joyce Hill, of Pima; and his paternal grandfather, Carl Smeltekop Jr., of Tucson. He is also survived by: his maternal aunt, Susan (Billy) Patton and their children of Safford; maternal uncle, Michael (Pillar) Hill of Globe; his paternal aunt, Miki (Dave) Curtis and their children, of Holly, MI.
A Celebration of Josh’s Life will be conducted Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Southern Baptist Church of Thatcher, located at 2934 W. 8th Street, Thatcher, AZ 85552, by Pastor Dustin Willey. A luncheon and sharing of memories will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Thank you to all who have been so kind and loving.
Online condolences may be offered at www.viningfuneralhome.com