John “Johnny” Kaaihala Napihaa

John “Johnny” Kaaihala Napihaa
John “Johnny” Kaaihala Napihaa

John “Johnny” Kaaihala Napihaa, 50, of Amarillo, TX passed away on November 2, 2020.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, November 8, 2020, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Doug Gehm officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

John was born on the morning of September 22, 1970, at 2:45 am in Honolulu, Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. He moved to a few places before residing in Amarillo, TX when he was young. John attended Caprock High School. He worked as a Pressman for many years at Amarillo Globe-News since he was 18 years old until he advanced to Pressroom Superintendent. From there he went to Affiliated Foods Inc. as Pressman Supervisor. John then moved to Lubbock to work for Lubbock Avalanche-Journal as a Pressroom Supervisor. He eventually moved back to Amarillo to be closer to his family and went back to work with Affiliated Foods Inc. as Pressroom Operations Manager. John made sure everyone knew his exact titles. He was and is such a hardworking man. Ink was his imprint on everyone and everything. John has a wife he was proud to have married on 07/07/2007, 6 kids, and 6 grandkids he absolutely adored. His hobbies included golfing, baseball, watching the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, and Texas Rangers. He loved fixing cars, talking loudly, singing, making memories, and spending as much time with his wife, kids, and grandkids as he could. He was very proud of his titles of Husband, Pipaw, and Grandpa. John has always been a loving, caring, supportive, encouraging, and humble gentle giant. He would do anything for anyone no questions asked without hesitation and he never expected nor wanted anything in return. John made sure everyone’s needs were met before his own.

John is survived by his wife, Candy Napihaa of Amarillo, 6 children, Johnny Jr. Napihaa and spouse Cody, Mason Napihaa, Haley Brooks and spouse Thomas, Chandler Norsworthy and spouse Jacob, Makayla Napihaa and spouse Roy Estrada, and Alexys Vasquez and spouse Roger; 6 grandchildren, Oakley, Liam, and Riley Brooks, Drexin and Demian Norsworthy, and Josiah Kapu Estrada; brothers, Gene Stone and Michael Napihaa; sisters, Annabelle Robles and Samantha Napihaa; father, Joe Robles; and furbabies, Yoda and Shadow.

John was preceded in death by his mother, June “Elaine” Robles, and dad, Lester Kupau Napihaa.

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26 Replies to “John “Johnny” Kaaihala Napihaa”

  1. John, I’m missing you a little bit more tonight. It’s hard to sleep. I wish I had more time with you, 15 years was not near enough. I wish you were here to celebrate going into my 20’s with me in a couple of weeks. I’m struggling going through all these holidays without you. I could really use your good advice and guidance right now. Plus, my oil is low and my rear left tire is losing air lol I just don’t feel right having anybody else work on my car. You were the handy man I trusted with it lol. I wish I could be out there in the driveway watching you work on it explaining to me what certain things did and what they were for even though you knew I was probably never going to be able to catch on lol. I feel better though knowing you’re in my heart always and one day soon I will see you again. Thank you for being my bonus dad “big daddy”. 💞 I love and miss you so much. Come see me in my dreams again soon. 🕊

    1. A little over a year since the last time I wrote on here and I still miss you so much. I’ll be 21 in 11 days. I wish you were here for it. I wish you were here for everything. I love you so much. ❤️

  2. My loving awesome Nephew I will miss you so very much, your life left such an amazing imprint on all you knew.
    I know you are a true Angel that loved and followed God.
    The day will come when we meet again in Heaven,You still do God’s work here on earth. I love and miss you so but know you will rest in God’s Arms until then.
    Thank you for being the Rock that you were,you ❤ d everyone and would always be there for whom ever needed.
    Rest in loving peace sweetheart
    Aunt Deb ❤🙏❤🙏❤

  3. Candy, we are all with you today. We love you all so much and have you all in our prayers. This happened way too soon. He was a wonderful spirit and will be remembered as such. I love you. ❤️

  4. I am so thankful to call you my Uncle!
    Thank you for always being there for us. You will be deeply missed and forever loved. ❤️

  5. I’ve known you since junior high, you always told jokes and made me laugh. When my sister said hey I met the m.j an of my dreams and I want you to met him, I said ok we’ll see! When she walked in the door , before she could even introduce you I said “Johnny”, I knew right then that I had no worries , my sister found a kind, generous, loving man to love her forever. I am so glad to have a brother in law like you, thank you for being a great role model for my children as well
    Fly high brother in law, gone but never forgotten. Love ya

  6. Candy I’m so sorry about your husband, and your family. Your in my thoughts and prayers. He’s watching over y’all. I’m always here for you day or night. Love you 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😇😇😇😇😇😇

  7. I’ve known you and Gene since junior high, you always made the day brighter and made me laugh.The day my sister said she met the man of her dreams and wanted me to met him , I thought ok we’ all see, she brought you over and before she could introduce you I said its Johnny! I knew right then that my sister would be well taken care of, I didnt have no worries about my little sis. Johnny you will be greatly missed, your jokes, laughter, your generosity your love you had for the family. Fly high brother in law, love you, gone but never forgotten

  8. What an honor it was to know such a great guy. I know the moment you walked through those pearly gates, God got to hear all of your crazy stories. He probably had to tell you to slow down and save some for eternity. We will miss you on earth but look forward to seeing you again one day. Rest easy dear friend and I’ll see you on the other side. Hugs and prayers to Candy and the kids!

  9. Rip Uncle Johnny you were the best. Thank you for every laugh, every song, and every (get your life together) talk. This world won’t be the same without you. Tell Grandma and Grandpa we love them and miss them. Every time I watch a Longhorn game I’ll remember you yelling at the tv lol see you in the other side!

  10. You’ll be dearly missed buddy, I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Fly high buddy, Till I see you again

  11. Candy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this difficult time. May you find peace in the days to come. Much love, Russell and Trisha

  12. Our condolences to you and your family.
    John was a awsome ,funny out going man. My family and I are truly blessed to have known him. We will never for get him or his laughter. The memories will always be cherished. 🙏

  13. You will be missed Johnny. We may not have seen eye to eye but you were never far from my heart. You used to sing and annoyed Jimmy it was funny and he would turn up the music then you sang louder. May you Rest In Peace ☮️ My heart goes out to your family and our daughter who lost you way to soon before she really got to know you.

  14. Abby and I wish we could be there with you all to celebrate the life of Johnny. We are still in Arizona for a few more weeks. Thank you, Johnny for being so good to our precious granddaughter, Lexy. You are gone way too soon and will be missed greatly.❤️💖💗

  15. I love your family so much! I was lucky enough to grow up with John and Gene. They were great people to be around. I was so blessed to meet him again as adults and have opportunities to teach his children or work with them in some capacity. Family was everything to him. I am so sad to hear that you are gone but, l know we will see you again!

  16. Such a beautiful soul! You will be truly missed Johnny but never forgotten! Rest In Heaven! Love you tons ♥️

  17. Rest in Paradise my Friend.🥺 You will be deeply missed. Heaven has certainly gained an amazing soul. Prayers to all the family, may you all find peace.

  18. We’re are so very sorry for your loss. Johnny was an amazing guy. Full of life love and laughter. He will be truly missed. Our Jolly Johnny..Love all of you…. Jimmy &, Michele Brannam and our family.

  19. Rip Johnny! Johnny, Makayla and Haley Uncle Steve and I love you kids and we are extremely sorry for y’all’s loss.

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