Before Season 2Edit
When Joy wanted to get $3000 back from Bargain Bag after they refused to give her a refund, she stole a truck from them, not realizing that Josh was in the back. Enlisting the help of Earl, they tried to help the man escape without him being able to identify them, but they were unsuccessful and Joy was sent to prison for grand theft auto, kidnapping and assault ("Very Bad Things"). Josh died at his apartment when his retractable bed inadvertently retracted and crushed him. Earl throws a funeral for Josh with various friends Josh had kept connected with on the internet. ("Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck")
Josh was seen in I Won't Die Without A Little Help From My Friends part 2 as a Earl's driver in Earl's coma world, implying Earl was close to dying.
Josh featured a vital part in the death of Ernie Belcher, albeit unknowingly. He was seen on the episode of Inside Probe filmed in 2001 (before his death) but shown in 2009 (after his death). He was recementing the floor in the women's bathroom of the Crab Shack, which Ernie fell into and drowned without anyone realising ("Inside Probe (Part 2)")
- Josh's name was not given throughout the whole of his first appearance in Very Bad Things.