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"TJ" Thomas Joe Avila

May 22, 1984 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 37)


“T.J.” Thomas Joe Avila was born on May 22nd 1984, at the March Air Force Base in Riverside California.  From a young age T.J. always had a zest for life and people were drawn to his fun-loving personality and loving nature.  T.J. was always very close to his friends and family and cherished those relationships. 

No matter what T.J. was doing he was smiling and making those around him laugh, he always had a funny joke to tell, a card trick to show, or a song for someone to listen to.

T.J. was a natural athlete from a young age his Dad Joey, was throwing baseballs to him, playing basketball and football with him and T.J. always excelled in every sport that he picked up.  He loved to be outside as well.  T.J. loved to hike and enjoy nature, in the summer you could always find him in the mountains hiking and enjoying time with his kids Ariana, and Knox. 

T.J. loved spending time with his children.  Their favorite pastime was going to the hot pools, or the swimming pool in lava, bowling, and going to the movies.   T.J.  was wonderful with all children and was always spending time with his brother Zack, Sister Sarina, and their children Indie, Brantley, and Layken.  T.J. would wrestle with the kids, play games with them, sports with them, and was always trying to teach them new things. 

When T.J. was around there wasn’t a reason to not smile or laugh.  He made sure that everyone felt welcomed, loved, and never judged anyone or their circumstances.  T.J. was easy going, laid back, and always an ear for those around him if they needed someone to listen. 

T.J. will truly be missed by his family, friends, and children.  T.J. will live on through his family, and children.  T.J.  touched many people’s hearts and lives, and will never be forgotten.   He is now in peace with the Lord and his angels.  We love you T.J.

T.J.  is preceded in death by his Grandpa Joe Avila, Grandma Paula Avila, Uncles Roy and Albert Avila, Grandpa and Grandma George and Judy Thomas, Georgina Thomas (birth mother), and Grandma Carol Moore.

T.J. is survived by his Father Joey Avila, Mother Debbie Nelson, siblings Sarina Avila (children Brantley and Layken Osborn), Zachary Avila (Children Indie Avila), Kristy Knust, and Bo Nelson.  He is survived by his children Ariana Avila (mother Kirstie Mullen) and his son Knox Avila (mother Lakyn Avila). 



Celebration of Life
November 4, 2021

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
81 North 3rd St
Soda Springsq, ID 83276

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