Joshua “Josh” James Vines
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East Wenatchee, WA
Joshua “Josh” James Vines, 33, a lifelong East Wenatchee resident, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Harborview Medical Center, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born on June 17, 1986 to James W. and Debbie R. (Searles) Vines in Wenatchee. He was raised in East Wenatchee and attended Kenroy Elementary, Sterling Middle School, Eastmont Junior High and Eastmont High School. He graduated from Eastmont High School with the class of 2004. He continued his education at UTI, Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He became certified in Hydraulics, Electrical Systems, Gasoline and Diesel Engines. Upon returning to East Wenatchee, he went to work at Pape’ Material and Handling as a Fork Lift Mechanic.
Josh met Meagan Marie Greening in 2008 and were later married on May 21, 2011 at Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee. They made their home together in East Wenatchee.
In his continued career, Josh became a Certified Technician for Hyster, Bobcat, Genie and other fork lift manufacturers. He worked at Stemilt Growers, later at Alcoa, Mid Columbia Forklift, and was currently working at Farmer Bean and Seed in Quincy.
He was on his way to work on the morning on January 14, 2020 when he was in an accident near the Spanish Castle Orchards.
Josh was a member of the Wenatchee Valley Cruisers Car Club. He was also coaching his son, Kaiden’s youth football and baseball teams. He was also on the youth hockey board for four years, football board for two years, and baseball board for one year.
Josh is survived by his wife, Meagan M. Vines, East Wenatchee; their three children: Kaiden Joshua Vines, Madison Rae Vines and Hudson James Vines all of East Wenatchee; his father and step-mother: James “Jim” and Peggy Vines, East Wenatchee; his brother and sister-in-law: Troy & Jessica Vines, Wenatchee; an aunt: Marilyn (Darrel) Patrick, Mount Vernon, WA; his aunt Shirley and uncle Fraser Just; grandmother: Bernie Searles; his uncle Bob and aunt Jane Searles; step-brother Dusty Gill and step-sister Monika Gill; and many in-laws, cousins, and one niece. He was preceded in death by his mother, Debbie R. Vines on June 5, 2011 and his grandparents.
A private remembrance, complete with memorabilia and automobiles, was held on Sunday, June 14th in East Wenatchee. There will be a Celebration of Life at Sage Hills Church in Wenatchee on July 25, 2020 (time is to be determined). You are invited to visit his tribute online at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com and leave a memory. Arrangements are assisted by Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee, WA.