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Joshua Glen Gill

August 12, 1984April 13, 2019
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Joshua Glen Gill, 34, of Amarillo passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10am in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Fueneral Director’s Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell in Amarillo with Elder Scott Edwards presiding.

Joshua was born to Tim and Susan Gill on August 12, 1984 in Amarillo, Texas. He shared a birthday with his Grandpa Max and Great Aunt Donna who are siblings.

Joshua graduated from Amarillo High School in 2003 and joined the Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, he became a driver for Rochester Armored Car in Amarillo for several years.

Joshua’s biggest joy was his daughter Jayleigh Renae Nanez. At an early age, Jayleigh affectionately called him her “Daddy Josh”, and his memory will live on through her.

Joshua is preceded in death by his grandparents Bob and Wanda Gill. He is survived by his daughter Jayleigh, his father Tim and wife Connie, his mother Susan, his sister Amber, his step-sister Tiffany, his grandparents Max and Sally Gilbert, and multiple uncles, aunts, and cousins who reside across the country.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to AFSP. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Text Line by Texting “TALK” TO 741741

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  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Joshua Glen Gill

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Heather Lewing

April 20, 2019

My husband and I did not have the privilege of meeting Mr. Gill. This is posted for my Aunt Vonday. Jayleigh loved dad josh and how good he was to hr. As GG I saw her eyes so happy when he picked her up . And her lil bro loved daddy Josh too . Like going to play games at the mall . And no purer love than tht of a child . And I know she will meet again in heaven . Until then God Bless You Josh Gill . Rest In Peace. You are missed.

Larry Davis

April 18, 2019

Josh,
School, Scouts, All night video games , Trading baseball cards and playing Magic the Gathering, Graduation and careers. I'm gonna miss you man, and I'm sorry we lost touch. I hope you know how missed you are already and I hope you watch over us. Take care my friend, until we meet again.

Sue Gilbert

April 16, 2019

Josh we will miss you in our lives so much even though we didn't see you very often, you always included us in sharing your special times with beautiful Jayleigh. We will treasure the photos and videos you sent us over the years. Our memories of you visiting your Minnesota Gilbert family will be with us forever. The fun times we had with you in Amarillo, Albuquerque, Sand Lake, Prior Lake, Craguns.... so many happy memories with you and your family we love so much. Rest in peace, no more pain, no more sorrow.

Matthew Carel

April 15, 2019

Rest in peace brother. I'll always remember the good times we had.

Larry & Cindy Davis

April 15, 2019

Josh, there is a permanent hole in our hearts now. We enjoyed watching you grow up with our boys, from the earliest days of cub scouts all the way into manhood. You were a handsome, funny, brilliant young man and that's the way we will always remember you.
Larry & Cindy

Jayleigh Nanez

April 15, 2019

My daddy Josh is a very nice and special person to me and he always made me feel like a special person. We always did fun things together. He took me to play tennis with him a lot which was very fun. We always made lots of videos and took lots of pictures. He did fun stuff with my little brother also. We loved going to movies! He would always try and be supportive to me. If I ever fell down he would be there to help me up. He will always be missed and loved.

Joshua Carel

April 15, 2019

Rest in peace Josh. I will always cherish the fond memories we shared growing up, playing Magic, video games, that old tank Buick Lebaron you drove. Funny story, we ended up going to basic training about the same time; I remember marching past you as you stood there zoned out. Maybe wishing I had never sold you on the Air Force, who knows? Anyway, as our flight marched past I was able to reach and out pop you right in the gut. I know you wanted nothing more than to chase me down and get me back yet you maintained the position of attention until we had passed by. But you had your chance later during Tech school, you got me out of nowhere. I'm sorry we lost touch bro, I will miss you.

Amber Gill

April 15, 2019

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Biography

      Joshua Glen Gill was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

      Joshua was born on August 12, 1984 at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. His parents were Tim and Susan Gill. Joshua was raised in Amarillo, Texas. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

      Growing up in the Gill household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Joshua was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and he was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Joshua was raised with one sibling. He had a younger sister, Amber. Joshua was constantly involved in activities with his sister. Joshua and his sister may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Joshua was always consistently loyal to his family.

      As a young child, Joshua was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. He wasn’t pushy and never forced his way into games or other activities. Joshua developed a variety of interests, though, and the things he enjoyed doing he did well. He was always curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Joshua took part in Soccer. He was a member of the Boy Scouts. In his spare time he liked Magic Cards, and video games. However, what Joshua enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with his many friends.

      While his teachers and even his friends generally thought of Joshua as being a serious person, he managed to have a pretty good time in high school as he made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Amarillo High School in 2003. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was The Work Program. Joshua was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation. Joshua always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though he could easily master any problem that might be presented to him.

      Always considered to be a solid friend, Joshua was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during his life. Since he disliked making generalizations about people and preferred to draw his own conclusions based on direct observation, Joshua was able to see beneath the surface of relationships and became a true friend to those who knew him. He was committed to his friends and valued the trust he placed in them. It was not uncommon for Joshua to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought him out for advice because he had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. While growing up, some of his best friends were Larry Davis, Gavin Beck, Aaron Amos, and Jos and Matt Carel. Later in life, he remained friends with the same group of guys.

      Joshua brought the same traditional values in his relationships to bear on how he raised his children. He was a good parent to her, always firm yet fair in his dealings. He would always listen carefully and think things through before he acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Joshua was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Joshua was blessed with one child, a daughter named Jayleigh.

      Joshua greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers. He was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Joshua enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Joshua was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. His primary occupation was a Route Driver. He was employed for Rochester Armored Car. Joshua worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Joshua was an Air Force Veteran. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Private. A literal thinker who possessed a calm exterior, Joshua seemed to enjoy the routines set forth by the military. His results-oriented approach to things made him committed to the job, and he understood well his role in serving his country.

      Joshua liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where he was very methodical in how he organized his activities and categorized things. Since he enjoyed his private time, Joshua always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were photography and video games. Joshua was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Joshua found pleasure in sports. Being a person who was comfortable making win/lose decisions throughout life, he could appreciate that athletes made those types of decisions in sports. He applauded those who won, and he enjoyed the statistical data and sports facts and could find himself wrapped up in those details. In high school, Joshua played Soccer. Recreational sports included watching and teaching Jayleigh to play Tennis. He would watch his favorite sporting events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were watching the Dallas Cowboys play.

      Being practical and mentally disciplined, Joshua preferred to base his decisions on first-hand experiences. Joshua was never afraid to roll up his sleeves and dig right in. Politically, Joshua was a strong supporter of the Republican Party.

      Joshua enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since he was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Joshua appeared effortless. He enjoyed researching all of his examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where he traveled, Joshua always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included a carnival cruise to the Bahamas.

      Joshua was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Joshua’s favorites was Pounce, a white cat. They were best friends for 16 years. His family was rounded out by his Pepper, a gray cat.

      Joshua Glen Gill passed away on April 13, 2019 at Amarillo, Texas. Joshua fought a long battle with depression. He is survived by his parents Tim Gill and wife Connie, Mother Susan Gill, Sister Amber Gill, Daughter Jayleigh; and his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and countless other loving family and friends. Services were held at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director's Pioneer Chapel. Joshua was cremated and returned to his family to have him near for many years to come.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Joshua Glen Gill. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.