SSG Justin Stillwell

May 26, 1990April 29, 2019
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SSG Justin Stillwell, 28, of Pickens, passed away on April 29, 2019. Born in Greenville, SC, he attended Pickens High School and was the son of Virginia Stillwell. Justin enjoyed being outdoors and fishing. He was of the Christian faith and active in the U.S. Army.

Also surviving is his son, Caleb Blake Stillwell and his mother, Kathrine Bowen; two brothers, Eric Russell and James “Jim” Stillwell, Jr. and his wife Tonya; three nieces, Brianna, Kendra and Madison; one nephew, Joseph and one brother-in-law, Steve Morgan. Justin was predeceased by one sister, Gloria Morgan.

The family will receive friends on Thursday May 9, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with funeral services to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675


  • Virginia Stillwell, Mother
  • Caleb Blake Stillwell, Son
  • Eric Russell, Brother
  • James "Jim" Stillwell (Tonya), Brother
  • Gloria Morgan, Sister
  • He also leaves to cherish his memory a nephew, Joseph and nieces, Brianna, Kendra, and Madison and a brother-in-law, Steve Morgan.

  • United States Army Honor Guard


  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019


SSG Justin Stillwell

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Dave Freeman

May 19, 2019

I met SSG Stillwell five years ago, and in all the time I worked with him he never said no and always had a smile on his face. Soldiers have a hard life, but he was always ready with a story to make you laugh or a helping hand. He will be fondly missed, and we wish the best for his family in this time of loss. Today our unit held a small memorial for him.

<< Not far from here lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the stone it says: "Here rests in honoured glory an American soldier known but to God." ... Here will rest deserved of glory, an American soldier known but to an honoured few. I know him. I won't forget. >> -Nicholas Proffitt, Gardens of Stone

Stacie George

May 10, 2019

I worked with SSG Stillwell at the 108th Training Command. He was simply a wonderful person, professional, polite, and funny. Everyone who met SSG Still well thought highly of him and he will be greatly missed.
Rest In Peace Justin, you are remembered fondly.
Mrs. George

Jackie Wilkes

May 9, 2019

I had the great pleasure of deploying with Justin! I regret not keeping in touch with him in the last four years! Justin you were that rock solid Soldier that we could depend on. Besides that attribute your character was pure and strong. You stood for those who didn’t have a voice and I always admired you for that! You will be forever missed little brother!!!

Shane Sutherland

May 7, 2019

This is one of the hardest things ever. Can't imagine the pain for the family. I've known Justin for a long time now. I have great memories of going fishing, going with just all the way to west Virginia to trade for a car he wanted. Best man at his wedding.Justin rode all the way to Connecticut with me to help move my youngest brother back to SC. He would come over and hang out with my boys and I. Justin loved my boys like they were his own nephews. Had a great time at the Clemson ACC championship game. To his family I am very sorry for the loss. My prayers will be with you all always, especially his little boy.

Kenneth Schatte

May 6, 2019

to Justin's family,
I had the pleasure of working with Justin for a year and a half; in that time I got to know him well and knew how well he was raised. Polite, helpful and well-mannered, yet quick to point out injustices and to stand up for honor. His southern charm, values, wit and work ethic endeared him to our team, and we were happy for him but sad for us when he moved away. He will be dearly missed, and always remembered, carried in our hearts and his name upon my rucksack on many a road march. May God ease your pain and grant you comfort.

Chevy South

May 6, 2019

So devastated by this loss. Justin had become like a lil bro to me these last few years. I'm a Gamecock and he was probably my favorite Tater. We had common interest as I'm from Greenville and him from just down the road. He was very intelligent, distinguished, and very respected. I love u bro until we meet again Sarge

Buc Flair

May 5, 2019

R.I.P. JS.. You were a great guy and we thank you for being part of our Sports Jungle . Clemson Tiger fan who was inspired to start a Group and we watched the Tigers win another championship this year. We never met but talked a lot and I send prayers to all friends and family . Just a great guy who will be missed.

SFC SmithThomas

May 4, 2019

I did not know you personally but anytime we lose a Soldier we lose a member of our family. Sending prayer , love and support to your family. Rest easy Battle

Bridget Lighnter

May 3, 2019

SSG Stillwell,

I remember your smile and your pretty blue/gray eyes. Anytime I needed help with my computer or files you was always there. I'm glad that I met you and I know you are heaven with your wings watching over us. My prayers are with the family.

Bridget Lighter

Lorenzo Townes

May 3, 2019

Good Bless your family in your time of need. SSG Stillwell I only knew you briefly for the times i needed technical support and the times you were seen around the office. Your presence will be missed. Rest in piece brother.........

Mr. Townes