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Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1000 S Highway 175, Seagoville, TX

OBITUARY

Joseph Holland Thrush

December 9, 1954May 12, 2020
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On Tuesday, 5/12/2020, Joseph (Joe) Holland Thrush died after a short battle with cancer at the age of 65. Joe was born to the Late Hollis C and Zella Marie Thrush in December 1954 in Macomb, Illinois. He was a Maintenance Manager by trade and was proud to have made an impact on others’ lives early in adulthood as a firefighter and paramedic. He loved all things weird and unusual, loved babies and children and would often stop strangers to tell them that, “They don’t stay little long. Enjoy this!” He enjoyed making people smile and would always have something to say when entering a room (I bet you’re wondering why I called this meeting!) He was an avid coin collector and loved giving them for birthdays and Christmas. If you asked him, his greatest accomplishment, by far, was his children. Joe is survived by 7 children, Samantha (David) Derhammer of Quinlan, TX, Sara (Michael) Swan of Forney, TX, Stacy (Gary) Taylor of Heartland, TX, Jana Thrush of Kemp, TX, Josh (Katye) Hall of Quinlan, TX, Jimmy Hall of Quinlan, TX, and Cheyenne Vargas of Nacogdoches, TX. He will be greatly missed by his children, his sisters, Cinda, Linda and Yvonne and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Zayda Renae McKinney.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 14 from 4pm to 8pm and Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 15 at 2pm at Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Garden, 1000 US-175 Frontage Rd, Seagoville, TX 75159.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to St, Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020

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Thurman & Beverly Kepple

May 16, 2020

We are so sorry hear of Joe's passing. His family were neighbors to us when they were little and later when Joe was in high school, he would be at our home a lot. He came to see us a few years ago while in Illinois. He will be so missed. Will remember all of his family in prayer.

Samantha Derhammer

May 16, 2020

Dad, there are so many things I want to say but I don't know where to start...thank you for being the best dad a girl could ever have. Thank you for loving me even when I couldn't love myself. Thank you for all the life lessons, advice, patience and love you have shown. I'm not sure how to navigate this world without you but I know you will be up there guiding me. I miss you so much it hurts and I love you more than you will ever know.

Holly Batey

May 15, 2020

Joe, it's just so hard to believe that you have went home so soon. I know God needed you with him now. We can not ever be ready to let someone we love go, but it's not our decision to make. You made some beautiful girls, have some pretty awesome grandkids, and will be missed so much by all that knew and loved you. I'm honored to have been one of those whose life you were apart of, and wish it could have been for so much longer. Thank you for the memories, and I hope you've found peace.

Greg Speer

May 15, 2020

Joe was one of the first guys to show me around and get me into baseball and basketball when I moved to Bardolph our sophomore year in high school. Always had a good time with him. Always brings a smile to my face when I think of those days. Sorry we kind of loss touch over the years. RIP friend. You will be missed.

Heavenlei Richmond

May 15, 2020

Pappy, thank you for being the best pappy a girl could ask for. I miss you so much and everyday that goes by. I love you so much and always will. I will make you proud and I know you’ll always watch over me. You’ll always be in my heart. You’re my forever angel ❤️

Thank you for all the coins, hugs, loves, silly faces, jokes, morning texts and advice you always gave me. i’ll forever cherish the memories we made together, i love you.

Stacy Taylor

May 15, 2020

Daddy, there are so many things I want to say to you right now, but there is no way I could write it all down. So instead, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for loving me unconditionally when I wasn't always very lovable. Thank you for being the best papa in town to the grandkids who thought the world of you. Thank you for your unapologetic candor, even though it wasn't always appreciated at the time. Thank you for teaching me how to drive a stick shift at the age of 15, and being so patient while doing so. Thank you for giving the best hugs. Thank you for always telling me how much you love me. I will miss you with every breath I take, and I love you with my entire heart.

Holly kraft

May 15, 2020

The morning text he always send, I loved them. The times he told me they are only little once enjoy them. Remember they are boys, boys are suppose to be wild but respect their momma. I love how positive he always was.

Sheryl Hawkins bartlett

May 14, 2020

Went to school with Joe and Linda.. he was always kind and fun to be around.. so sorry for your loss

Pat Warren

May 14, 2020

Kellan and I so admired Joe he was really a great person. He always was there to help out at Church. We have a lot of good memories. He loved his family so much. He was always looking out for Joyce and his girls. Sweet loving family. Always happy and had a big smile on his face. He will certainly be missed. Love you guys and will be praying for each of you.😢💕

Debbie Malott(Reihm)

May 13, 2020

Went to school with Joe. Went with him to his Junior Prom. Thought a lot of him and his family growing up in Bardolph and was happy to reconnect the last few years thru Facebook. Could tell how much his family meant to him. So sorry for your loss.

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