Joshua Castilleja, of Dallas, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 22. He was born to Ladislado Castilleja III and Beatrice Garcia Crosby in Seguin, Texas on October 15, 1994.
Joshua was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He had an affection for animals and it showed in his job as a groomer and his love for his pit bull, "Mamas." Known as a talented electric guitar player, he was also in a band, his love for music may have drawn the crowd but, his character is what really made you love him. Joshua was an amazing person inside and out. He will be remembered for his great smile, laugh, being happy-go-lucky, kind-hearted and unselfish ways. May his beautiful soul Rest in Peace.
Joshua leaves behind his mother, Beatrice Crosby and husband Thomas; father, Ladislado Castilleja III and wife Claudia; siblings, Desiree, Destinee, Ladislado IV and Julian; nephews, Ladislado V, Carlos Jr., and Abel; grandparents, Yolanda Garcia, Beto Jimenez, Dora Castilleja and Ladislado Castilleja Jr.; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Joshua's Life will be held at Palmer Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Pastor Troy Hernandez will officiate. Services will conclude in the chapel. A Reception will follow at the Big Red Barn (390 Cordova Rd, Seguin, TX 78155).
To Josh's family and friends: my heart, love, and prayers go out to each and every one of you! As a mother who just lost her son, I send out extra heartfelt love.
See you on the other side, Josh .
Dayna WaymireDenison, TX
Joshua, my heart hurts right now little brother. You were one of a kind, a kindred spirit within you, and your heart and smile, we're bigger than Texas. I'm gonna miss you, as will everyone who ever crossed your path. But I promise you, your music will be heard by the masses, no matter what I gotta do to make that happen. EXPLODER FAMILY, will make that happen. Rest in Paradise my young brother, and play that sweet Oak Cliff Thrash Metal in the palace in the sky.
Michael WillisDallas, TX
I love and miss you so much Josh..you were more than my friend, you were my roommate and one of my absolute best friends...you were a son to me. I always looked forward to you coming home every day after work. You were a light in my life...you were my son, Jacob's best friend, you were best friends with Brandon Chandler and Nick Mora, too. They were your band mates. They will miss you deeply. The DFW music scene mourns for you. You were loved and now missed by so many...Thank you for your love, friendship and musical talent you left for the world to hear. My goal is to help the guys get your music put out. You deserve that at the very least. I never wanted you to stop being my roommate, I never wanted you to move away...I will always love you, miss you and hope to see you again one day... Rest in Peace my sweet friend.
Angie FosterDallas, TX
Didn't Know Josh Too Well But Everytime I Saw Him At Exploder Gigs He Was Always Happy & Laughing A Young Man Gone Way Too Soon
Traci WillisDallas, TX
Dearest Friend May Lord Give You Comfort And Strength, In Our Thoughts And Prayers~
Jany EstradaGrand Prairie, TX
I am very sorry for your families loss and I send my deepest sympathies. I didn't know Josh very well but I do remember him to be fun loving and kind hearted. I am in a band and we shared the stage together many, many times in the past. He seemed like a good kid with much to offer. Once again I am sorry for your loss but remember that he is still with you all in spirit. I send my condolences to the family and friends.
Christopher LunaGrand Prairie, TX