By Kendrick McCartney Johnson Funeral Home
Justin Carl Sellers (J Zombie)
Hometown hero, Justin Carl Sellers, passed away on March 30, 2022, due to natural causes. Justin was born in Pawhuska, OK on September 14, 1972, to Dana Kaye Sellers. Justin spent his childhood under the tutelage of his beloved Grandpa Carl where he learned the love of baseball, football, wrestling and the Marine Corps. Justin graduated from Pawhuska High School in 1990 as a State Champion Wrestler. After graduation, Justin spent time learning the trade of electrical technician, which he spent his later years doing. In 1993, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. During his tour, he met his wife Angela and in 1997 after an honorable discharge, they made their way back home with their daughter Sadie. They welcomed Sydney, Sierra and Robert just a few years after their return.
Justin was loved dearly by not only his family, but the community of Pawhuska itself. Justin was passionate about coaching Pawhuska youth sports and served as a mentor for many young athletes in the community. Justin believed in giving back to his community. He sat on the Pawhuska Board of Education for ten years and served as president. He could always be counted on as a face in the crowd at all the hometown games. When not out supporting Pawhuska sports, Justin was an avid bird watcher.
Justin is survived by his children Sadie, Sydney, Sierra, and Robert Sellers. His mother Dana Sellers, aunt Carla Powell, younger sisters Kie Skelly and Britni Stevens, younger brother Dillon Gwinn, nephews/Godsons Hank and Trey Powell. Justin also had many cousins from the Sellers side of the family that he cherished. Justin held a special place in his heart for the children he adored: Michael, Sean, Megan, Tripp, Samuel, Hazen, Daegen, Kyllie, Ryder and Tuffy. Justin also had an endless amount of friends that will live on to re-tell his stories and keep his spirit alive.
Justin is welcomed in his Forever Home by his big brother Tony Powell, his grandparents Kie and Carl Sellers, and his uncles Chico, Ted, Robert, and Larry Sellers and his uncle Kenny Powell.
Please join us in celebrating the life of one of Pawhuska’s finest. As most know, Justin bled orange and black for his Pokes and Huskies. The family encourages all in attendance to proudly wear their orange and black in honor of Justin.
Justin will lie in state at the Indian Camp Chapel. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 7, 10 a.m., at Pierce St. John Cemetery. Joe Sindelar will officiate.