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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