Carl William Justice “CJ” was born 4/12/1937 in Deer Park, WA to Tom & Arline Justice. Carl went home to our Lord with his wife Janelle at his side 5/4/2020, at the age of 83. He’d been hospitalized April 1st in Casa Grande, AZ, then transferred to Tucson where he was diagnosed with terminal acute promyelocytic leukemia. Due to Covid-19 restrictions he was allowed no visitors during his entire hospitalization. We thank Hospice of Casa Grande for being able to get Carl back home on April 24th.
Carl was preceded in death by his dad Tom, mother Arline, sister Trudy and brother Jim. He is survived by his wife of 62 yrs & 9 months Janelle, son Scott (Norma) Justice, daughters Jodi (Bill) Miller and Dru (Gene) Gibson; grandchildren Melissa, Jason, Kelli, Heather, Cheyenne and William; great grandkids Elijah, Gaige, Jason, Jacob, Justin, Johnny, Jaydon, Josh, Everleigh and Orin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He attended Deer Park schools and was a member of the Wild Rose, Deer Park and Casa Grande United Methodist churches. He worked many jobs over the years, including building and driving race cars, and clearing the land and building the 49* North Ski Hill in Chewelah. He owned and operated CJ’s Auto Repair for 35 years, running CJ’s Wrecker service for 26 of those years. Both CJ and his wrecker were in the movie Benny and Joon. Carl enjoyed family, hunting, fishing, cutting firewood and running. He completed 3 marathons and several ½ marathons, 10 K’s and Bloomsday races. Carl was in the first EMT class offered in Spokane and served on Deer Parks volunteer fire and ambulance crew. He was Past Monarch of Sadir Khan Grotto, Past Watchman of Shepherds in White Shrine of Jerusalem, Past Worthy Patron of White Rose Chapter O.E.S., member of North Hill Lodge, Scottish Rite, El Katif Shrine, Boss Clown of El Katif Clowns, Past President North Spokane Shrine Club, member of Directors Staff and Past President of Deer Park Eagles Aerie 3564. He enjoyed helping people and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.