In loving memory of our beloved Joshua Daniel Clapham, age 24, of Morganton, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2020.Joshua was born on May 31, 1996, in Cape Town, South Africa, to Stephen Clapham and Bridget Proffitt. He attended First Baptist McCaysville and was extremely proud to be awarded his American Citizenship in 2019.
Joshua is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Eric Clapham and survived by his wife, Ashley Bernhardt Clapham, father, Stephen Clapham, mother, Bridget Proffitt, step-father Chris Proffitt, sister, Lauren Ariail, brothers-in-law, Blake and Ryan Ariail Joshua Bernhardt, stepbrothers, Jacob, Joshua and Joseph Proffitt, Grandparents, Barbara Clapham, Geraldine Van Rooyen, Vernon and Joyce Proffitt, Aunts, Ruth Clapham, Cindy Portengen, Nova Walker, Uncle John Amos, cousins, Tamzin Heyns, Kristy Droomer and parents in law, Wendy and Richard Bernhardt.
Joshua was a young man full of life, and he lived each day to the fullest. His kindness, compassion, and love for others was very evident to everyone who knew him. His love for his wife and his family was sincerely expressed through his actions and a quality we all cherished. Truly to know him was to love him.
Joshua loved music and played the drums and guitar along with many other hobbies.Joshua also loved playing airsoft with his best friends, Logan and Wes. What he cherished most in life was his relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We take tremendous comfort and peace in the fact that he is rejoicing in the presence of our Lord and Savior and that very soon, we will be reunited with him in Heaven.
We rejoice in the years that we spent with him and celebrate his life and hold onto and cherish those precious memories. One of those memories was a song that he loved to sing, "Good Father by Chris Tomlin. The words ring out loud and clear... " You are a good, good Father, that is who you are and I am loved by you, you are perfect in ALL your ways! Joshua is experiencing the absolute completeness of His Heavenly Father's Love, and we look forward with eager anticipation when we, too, will rest in the unconditional, perfect love of God, our Father.
Joshua, we love and miss you more then words will ever be able to express, we carry you close in our hearts until that glorious day that we see you again.
Services will be a private family gathering with the Pastor Matthew McDaniel officiating and music by Ryan Norton. In lieu of donations can be sent to the First Baptist Church McCaysville.
Arrangements entrusted by Finch-Cochran Funeral Home in McCaysville, Ga. Please share your condolences and fond memories with the family on our website www.cochranfuneralhomes