Joseph Anthony Ybarra II, age 29 of Yuma, AZ went to be with his Lord on Dec 28, 2021.
Joseph was born in Havelock, N. C., on May 20, 1992 to Tracy and Joseph Ybarra. Joseph attended and graduated from Gila Ridge High School, in 2010.
Survived by: Wife: Shantel Ybarra (Yuma, AZ) Parents: Joseph & Tracy Ybarra (Yuma, AZ)
Siblings: Brittany Ybarra (Yuma, AZ), Caleb Ybarra (Alanis) Buckeye, AZ, Levi Ybarra (Phoenix, AZ) Niece: Jasmine Corona (Yuma, AZ), Nephews: Landon & Grayson, (Buckeye, AZ). And many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends from Texas, California and Yuma.
Joseph was always known as a kind and big hearted, giving child and young man. Joseph was always willing to provide help to any one of his friends or family, if it was just lending an ear or providing a hand, he was there. Joseph was known for being the nicest person you could ever meet, from all. Often referred to as a “gentle giant”, with a large physical appearance, and a heart to match. He was in the Boy Scouts all his childhood, making it to Eagle Scout, earning the rank. And awarded the Boy Scouts Arrow of Light Feb 2003. He was very athletic, played baseball, soccer and football. Excelled in all the sports he played, but football was his the most dominated sport he played. He played with smarts above and beyond the normal, knew the plays and players, never stopped studying them and helped coach fellow players on and off the field. His passion for the game showed, he was a player to be feared while on the field, but once he steps off the field, he was a gentle soul.
Joseph found the Lord at a young age and baptized in Okinawa, Japan June of 2003, at Kadena Community Church International. And it showed though out his life, always providing help and kindness in any way he could to his family and friends. His walk with the Lord showed thru his every day actions. And into his adult years.
Joseph is Loved by his entire Family and Friends and will be forever greatly missed.
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