Justin Lee Gawthorp, age 43 of Albion passed from this life to the next life on Jan. 14 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind. following a courageous battle with COVID-19.
He was born in Olney, IL on Dec. 5, 1977 and was raised by his grandparents and other deeply thoughtful and caring family members over the years.
On July 1, 2000, Justin married his soul mate, Tiffany Baxter at the Mount Carmel Church of Christ and together they built a life centered on mutual love, understanding, forgiveness and personal growth. Justin had several business ventures, however the one he enjoyed the most was his entertainment business appropriately named Justintertainment DJ Service, which he operated with his family. The life-adventure he took the most pride in, however, was that of being a loving husband to Tiffany and an awesome Daddy to his tribe of four.
He was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Gawthorp; his grandfather, Bert Gawthorp;p father-in-law, Charles “Chuck” Baxter; daughter, Rory Grace Gawthorp and great-niece, Maylee Renee Baxter.
Left to cherish memories of fun and great times are his wife of over 20 years, Tiffany; his four children (who were the absolute apple of his eye, and who he cherished), Dmitri Alexander, Temperance Leigh, Gracen Wade and Amadeus Shepard; his grandma, LaVerne Johnson; uncle, Bert Wade Gawthorp, Jr.; mother-in-law, Anna Baxter; brother-in-law, Troy Baxter; sisters-by-marriage, Trudy Harris and Tammy Pringle and a lot of nieces and nephews. Also left with memories of crazy-good times of connection are his brother-by-choice, Dustin Vaupel and his best friend, Eric Sellers.
A Graveside Service was held on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26, at Union-Enterprise Cemetery, east and north of Albion.
Memorials are encouraged for the Gawthorp children, and checks may be made out to Tiffany Gawthorp. Envelopes will be available at the service.
Online condolences, encouragement and fond memories may be left for the family at www.meridithfuneralhome.com
Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.