Joshua Matthew Ezell

Joshua Matthew Ezell, born August 27, 1982, in Phoenix, AZ, entered his eternal home with Our Father on Friday, October 22, 2021. Josh attended Independence High School, and subsequently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University, where he and his lovely wife, Stephanie met and fell in love. They were married in Durango, Colorado in 2005. He cherished Stephanie and their three precious children, Logan Matthew, 13, Sadie Capri, 9, and Emory Lee, 6. They made a home in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked for Federated Insurance Company and Chubb, then moved to the Houston area in 2012 to work with United Fire Group. He cared deeply for his family, colleagues and friends. Josh loved going on adventures with his family, listening to country music, fishing, and collecting knives. Josh is also survived by his parents, William Joseph Ezell and Sherri Lynn Pretorius Ezell as well as brother Nathaniel Joseph Ezell. Family will receive visitors at Crowder Funeral Home – WEBSTER LOCATION, 111 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX, on Sunday, November 7, at 1:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 pm. All are welcome.


  1. I am so deeply sorry to learn that Josh has passed. I had the pleasure of working with Josh at UFG. He was a good man and talked about his beautiful family often. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all so sadly impacted by this loss.

    God Bless

    Dewayne Mundell
  2. My dear Stephanie, Logan, Sadie andEmory, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of Josh when you lived in Arizona. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers! Love you


    Sue Haynes
  3. I’m saying lots of prayers for you and your family. May God Bless you with peace and an unburdened heart.

    Anita ODonnal
  4. Stephanie, Logan, Sadie and Emory, I wanted to let you know that Josh was one of my favorite people in the Insurance business. He would confide in me from time to time and we would discuss what kind of car he should buy for the family and it was always good to visit about life stuff. I had not been to the Webster office in a while, but I remember on one trip that he wanted to walk me down to the parking lot to show me the new car he had finally bought. I could always call Josh and discuss accounts and ask for help and he always did his best to help us place our risks, as company guidelines would allow. I always enjoyed seeing him at the annual Big I day in Abilene or the Agent’s Advisory Council and other company functions. He proudly told me on the same trip when he showed me the car – that he was back in Church. I felt honored that he wanted me to know that.

    I am deeply saddened for your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you. God will help you through this difficult time.

    Leroy Perkins
  5. Josh Ezell was a man who never met a stranger. He loved his family deeply and cared for all of those around him. I feel very fortunate to have been able to work with him and have him as a mentor at UFG. I know that his time on Earth was short, but he will live forever in the hearts of his family and all of those that he touched with that magic smile. Rest in Peace Josh

    Cindy Rickerby
  6. My condolences to Josh’s family and friends. I will remember Josh as a kind and caring person. He was a compassionate, supportive leader and will be dearly missed at UFG. My prayers are with family. Peace be with Josh.

    Rhonda Arceneaux
  7. So very Sorry for the Ezell Family.

  8. Josh was one of the kindest and caring individuals I have known and worked with. He would light up when he spoke about his “kiddos” and proudly showed off his son’s art work that he had displayed in his office for all to see. My sincerest sympathies and prayers for the family to allow for healing and peace. Rest in peace Josh. You will be greatly missed.

    Joelle Lapeze
  9. Josh was very easy to talk to, and we laughed often. Prayers for the whole family.

    Donna Bergeron
  10. When Josh came to work in the Houston Branch, everyone in Loss Control that worked on his accounts was impressed with his understanding of the insured’s business and the key information that he asked for. From a territory underwriter to the Manager of the Houston Branch Underwriting department he was always the same person.
    My prayers are for the family. May God bless and be with you.

    Larry Wade

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