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John Gilbert Amador


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John Gilbert Amador, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 22, 2018.
He was born on August 8, 1936 in Roswell, NM, to parents John and Helen Amador. He served honorably in the United State Navy from 1955 to 1959. He married the love of his life Connie Ramirez on September 16, 1962 and they raised five children on their ranch in the “Big Apple”. He was a hardworking self-made man that had an eye for new business ventures. He and his family owned and operated various establishments throughout the years such as: JB Loans (Amador’s Pawn Shop), Roswell Super Speed Way, Tastee Freeze, Apache Gallery and Amador Bail Bonds. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to the mountains with his family, and being a warrior of God. His family and friends will always remember him as a jokester, confidante, and always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Amador; daughter, Sarah Candelaria, son, Andy Candelaria and girlfriend Debbie Contreras; son, Johnny Amador and his wife Corina; son, Michael Amador and girlfriend Nikomi Bejarano; daughter, Josephine Michelle Martinez and husband Greg; grandsons, Mikey and wife Tassi, Jordan, Isaac, Johnny, Julian and Jake; granddaughters, Marianna, Chelo, Adriana and husband Joe, Lucia, Veronica, and Joslyn; great-grandson Carter; great-granddaughters, Lizet, Elena, and Aaliyah; brothers, Ernie and wife Betty, David and wife Priscilla, Joe and wife Kelly; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and other family members.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents John and Helen Amador; sisters, Lucy Phillips and Laura May Amador; and granddaughters, Christina and Elenza Martinez.
Pallbearers will be Mikey Amador, Jordan Amador, Isaac Martinez, Johnny Amador, Julian Amador, and Jake Amador. Honorary pallbearer is Lorenzo Sanchez and Andy Candelaria.
The services will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 am and the graveside service will follow at South Park Cemetery. Food will be served at Tabernacle Baptist Church following the service, everyone is welcome! A GoFundMe page has been set-up in his name to cover medical and funeral expenses. All donations, prayers, and well wishes are truly appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Aguiar of the VA, nurse Veronica, as well as Mark of the VA.

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