12/12/2020 – Joshua J. Perkins, Watertown

Mr. Joshua J. Perkins, 30, of Watertown, died December 9th, at his residence.

Joshua was born August 3rd, 1990, in Watertown, the son of Edward and Beverly Salisbury Perkins. He graduated from 1000 Island Islands High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society.

He worked with his dad for a while as a metal salvage worker and was employed by Northstar Scrap & Metal in the Town of Pamelia at the time of his death.

Josh enjoyed scrapping various metal objects and collecting metal trinkets.

He is survived by his mother Beverly (Richard) Branch of Chaumont; his father, Edward Perkins of Watertown; his maternal Grandfather, Alexander Salisbury of Chaumont; his fraternal Grandmother Francis Rivers of Watertown; brother EJ (Edward III) and his wife Ariel of Watertown; and some nephews.

His sister Janelle passed away in 2019 at age 27.

A burial will be held next year in the Depauville Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, a Celebration of Life will be held later next year.

Donations can be made in his name to a local organization of one’s choice that deals with suicide prevention.


  1. Dalys Montanye Posted:

    I’m very sorry to hear the loss of your son
    Stay strong
    Sending Hugs to you all
    Dalys Wells Montanye

  2. Rhonda Vrooman Posted:

    Sorry for your loss

  3. Kathy gurley Posted:

    Ed I am so very sorry to hear of your sons passing.sending prayers to you and your family.

  4. Aaron Clemons Posted:

    Ed, so sorry for your loss of your son josh,he was such a great kid a hard worker full of life and enjoy, my he Rest In Peace.

  5. Roxanne Klock Posted:

    so sorry to hear of your loss prayers to all of the family


    Ed, EJ and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Ken and Barb Baldwin

  7. Pamela Daniels Posted:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  8. Ed and ruby stevens Posted:

    Ed and family Ellie’s taxi is so sorry for your lose jose was an awesome customer of ours and he was a great guy he will missed by us and our hearts ❤️ are with you during this time

  9. Leslie Brown Varner Posted:

    Condolences and prayers for strength for you and your family. Sending you all my love . May God hold you up when you need him.


  10. Erik Middlebrook Posted:

    To EJ, Ariel, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Josh. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Ronald Young Posted:

    Our thoughts and prayers ur way Eddie and family. So sorry for ur loss.

  12. Chris Bennett Posted:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts out with you all.

    Chris, Alexa and Sawyer Bennett

  13. Cliff and Eydie Carr Posted:

    Ed: So sad to hear hear this news. So much heartache in a such short time. We pray for God’s peace and comfort for you and all your family.

    Cliff and Eydie Carr

  14. Ed , my heart goes out to your family at this time…. Truly sorry for your loss…

  15. Bev Rogers Posted:


    So sorry to hear about the passing of your son ! When will this crap end ? Thinking about you and your family .

  16. Lorraine Rogers Posted:

    Eddie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hold tight to all of the memories. Thinking of you………… Lorraine and Ken Rogers

  17. Wanda Phelps Posted:


    My heart goes out to you and your family as you face another loss. My thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  18. Tammy Bakus Posted:

    Dear Bev and Family, as well as Eddie and Family, Ariel and Jack,
    We’re here if you need anything and are sending our love and prayers. Bev, stand strong knowing that the time we spent with Nellie, Josh and your mom is short, compared to spending eternity in Heaven with them. I love you girl, Tammy and Family

  19. EJ and Ariel I am sorry for your loss may Josh rest in peace

  20. Alexandria Posted:

    Forever in my heart

  21. Kerry and Nancy Benney Posted:

    To Eddie, Bev and the entire Perkins family, we send our deepest sympathy and love to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  22. Debbie Parker Posted:

    I love you guys

  23. Louann Brown Posted:

    Sorry for your loss Bev.

  24. Barb Desormo Posted:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers

  25. Dominic & Tracy Kriegbaum Posted:

    May God the Holy Spirit comfort your grieving hearts! Our prayers are with you

  26. Jami Schafer Posted:

    Ed, Ej, I KNOW how much love you two both hold for for your family. At one time you treated me like family. You both will be I’m my heart forever. I am truly so sorry for the pain you’ll now hold. I know you both know God has these two and he’ll take care of them more than any of us on earth could. Best wishes from my family to yours

  27. Sam Larkin Posted:

    I am so sorry you are going through this. We are here for you anytime.

  28. Ted and Melanie Nier Posted:


    We are so sorry to hear this news.
    Prayers for peace and comfort brother.

  29. Larry & Brenda Dorr Posted:

    your loss is only temporary,one day you will see. when heavens gates open wide,together you will be. GODS LOVE will surround you,and his never ending GRACE you will understand, you have found your forever place.

  30. Sandy Stephenson Posted:

    Bev and Richard and EJ,
    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you and are always here for you. Stand strong and God will bring you through this.
    Mark and Sandy Stephenson
    And Family

  31. Suzie Gillette Posted:

    Bev, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heartfelt feeling of sorrow that you and your family are going through at this time. May God hold and comfort you in this heartbreaking time .
    Love and God Bless.

  32. Ken and Danna Moles Posted:

    Ed, Danna and I were so sorry to hear of Joshua passing. Please except our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  33. Ginger stuckey Posted:

    I was so saddened to hear about this…my heart breaks for your family. I will really miss seeing you come to my store…May u find your peace my young friend?

  34. Jorge farr Posted:

    Ed and ej sorry to hear about Josh my condolences

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