Obituaries » Gilberto Paul Olivas III

Gilberto Paul Olivas III

December 1, 1972 - January 18, 2022

Gilberto Paul Olivas III, 49, of Forest, VA, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Born Friday, December 01, 1972, in Tucson, AZ, Gilberto, also known as Gil, Paul and Paco, was a son of Diane Katherine Martin Sullivan and Gilberto Jose Olivas, Jr.

In addition to his mother Paul is survived by two daughters Hannah Jane and Sara Grace Elizabeth Olivas and a son Hunter White (Alexia); siblings: Joshua J Olivas (Tracy), Jessica Keogh (Terry), Christina Wheeler (Kris), Melissa Tucker (Lee), Robert Sullivan (Jessyca), and Maria Olivas Sayre; nephews and nieces; Morgan Evans and Micah Olivas, Lucas and Grant Wheeler, Bailey and Cole Tucker, and Britlyn and Bennett Sullivan;  uncles and aunts, Douglas Martin (Katy) and Rosy Cunningham (Allen): cousins, Dawn Sloan, Brian Bott (Melissa), Kyna Martin, and Sarah Martin; and grandson, Zachary White.

Paul was preceded in death by: his father Gilberto Olivas Jr., Grandparents, Jane M Reinheart, David L Martin.

Paul was outgoing, a friend or brother to all who knew him.  His smile came from his heart.  It was contagious, filling his whole being and his eyes sparkled with love.  He was a lovable family man and he gave great hugs!  He loved his two beautiful girls, his country and Star Wars.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be conducted: Saturday January 22, 2022 at 2:00 in the afternoon at: Timberlake United Methodist Church with Pastor Matthew Laskey officiating.

Death may take a life, but it can never take from you the love that you have known because Paul was in and a part of your life.  A part of him will live on in each of you.  As you live on in your life, strive to allow his love and light to shine in and through you in all that you do and all that you strive to become.  We will miss him very much.  May your memories bring you comfort and joy today and always.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: Bedford Humane Society, Inc.,829 Ole Turnpike Drive, Bedford, VA 24523 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Condolences & Tributes

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I believe a piece of my heart went with you my sweet friend. You were always so helpful, loving , and , kind to everyone. I pray we met again in heaven . Love you little brother. Diann Harry and I both send our love and prayers to you and your family .

Posted by Judy Wilcox Funk on January 23, 2022

I believe a piece of my heart went with you my sweet friend. You were always so helpful, loving , and , kind to everyone. I pray we met again in heaven . Love you little brother. Diann Harry and I both send our love and prayers to you and your family .

Posted by Judy Wilcox Funk on January 23, 2022

Dear Diane, I’m sorry about the loss of your son. I could only imagine how hard this must be. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Julie Horwitz on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

Daine, so sorry to hear news about your son. Prayer and thought are with you and his girls.

Posted by Dale Torrence on January 23, 2022

See you again one day brother! You had a big heart and smile. If your friends are destroyed over your death then I cant imagine what your family feels right now. I am happy to hear you had faith in Yeshua. You are at peace with our Savior and Lord - He welcomed you into His Kingdom to live in peace and in eternal love. As I one day enter through the same gates when my soul leaves this world. I can't imagine what your smile there will look like shining in the light of His Glory!

Posted by Greg Brizendine on January 22, 2022

Paul worked for me part time at Ron’s Hunting Supply here in Forest, Virginia. He was polite, loving, intelligent and outgoing. He loved the United States of America, it’s Constitution and the freedom they provided him and all Americans. I can tell you that I have had “eternal life” conversations with Paul and he assured me that he knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In that , I am sure that because I too know Jesus as Lord and Savior, Paul and I will see each other again. Paul was my friend, I will miss him as will many others.

Posted by Ron Siver on January 22, 2022

Sending prayers to Paul’s family. I met Paul through Lynchburg Arms. He was always so kind and took his time to explain things to me and answer any questions I had. He was a lot of fun to talk to and will be missed by so many people.

Posted by Helen Mays on January 22, 2022

Gone too soon. Paul was a hard worker, great friend, awesome father to his kids. Me and him had a lot of good times. He was always willing to lend a hand and help out where needed. R.I.P. brother and fly high!!

Posted by Geoffrey Granados on January 22, 2022

I did not know Paul that well. I met him several times years ago. I can tell from the many condolences that he was a very amazing man, son and father. Hannah and Sara will remember him praying with them each night. God uses every trial that we go through to benefit others. Hannah and Sara will be able to give comfort and compassion to others that may lose their father at a very young age. Knowing that they are in Christ, they will be with him again. Jesus gives us the promise of eternal life with Him. I praise Paul for the witness that he gave his children. May the peace of Christ be with his entire family.

Posted by Brenda Hudson on January 21, 2022

My condolences to Paul's girls and family. Such a thoughtful and kind man to die so young. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Rita Mattox on January 21, 2022

Paul was a brother to me… every time I saw him he talked to me with such ‘warmth’ (I don’t know how else to describe it…) - it was this amazing calming energy that I’ve rarely sensed in anyone else… he was always welcoming, and it’s heartbreaking to know that the world is missing this example of what a ‘beautiful human being’ is and should be… Thank you paul- for being one of not only the most comfortable personalities, but one of the most open hearted and opened armed people I’ve ever had the privilege of calling my family…

Posted by Megan Epperson on January 20, 2022

Paul was such a great all guy. A father, a friend, and a mentor to those that wanted to learn how to shoot a gun. (or just had questions) He loved helping people and was ALWAYS there at a drop of a hat to assist those in need. He was the face of Lynchburg Arms. Everyone knew and loved Paul. RIP brother. You are already greatly missed.

Posted by Marko Galbreath on January 20, 2022

What a blessing it was to have Paul in our life. It was our honor to know him and our gift to call him son. He loved God, family, country, hot sauce, the Kansas City Chiefs, and Star Wars. We will miss him tremendously, but have comfort in knowing we will see him again someday. Fly high Paco Jedi.

Posted by Dale & Twana Epperson on January 20, 2022

Paul "Paco", was the best daddy my kids could ask for. We are blessed to have had his love and support for the time we did. We will honor his memory everyday. We love you so much Paco. Our Jedi Warrior ❤

Posted by Jennifer Olivas on January 20, 2022

Paul "Paco", was the best daddy my kids could ask for. We are blessed to have had his love and support for the time we did. We will honor his memory everyday. We love you so much Paco. Our Jedi Warrior ❤

Posted by Jennifer Olivas on January 20, 2022

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