Joshua Eugene Comstock Obituary

  • Joshua Eugene Comstock
    In Loving Memory of

    Joshua Eugene Comstock

    Birth Date: Jul 31st, 1969 Death Date: Mar 11th, 2016
    Josh Comstock, founder and former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of C&J Energy Services Ltd. (NYSE:CJES), died unexpectedly in his sleep in Houston, Texas, on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was only 46, but had already achieved more than most could ever dream about accomplishing in a much longer lifetime.

    There really was no one like Josh. He truly was an impressive man with a dynamic presence that made him larger than life. He lived life fully, relentlessly pursuing his intertwined personal and professional goals with a passion that inspired and commanded respect. His legacy will forever inspire and live on in the many lives that he touched.

    Josh had an incredible impact on everyone he encountered. He valued loyalty and always had time for those lucky enough to call him friend. He was a proud and loving father to his own five children, Tyler, Haley, Zack, Brett, and Kara, and an adoring husband to his wife, Yevette. Childhood stories present a rascally, stubborn baby of the family who cherished his four older siblings and never accepted the word "no" without persistently challenging "why not" â€" exhibiting a determination early on that served him well throughout his life. As competitive and driven in all things as he was, his happiest and most content moments were spent with his family and friends.

    Josh enjoyed a colorful tale (and was a highly entertaining story teller), fast cars and a good party. He was a racing enthusiast and proud supporter of NASCAR and NHRA drag racing. He was unique in his charm with a personal style and magnetism that made him unforgettable.

    Josh was a true entrepreneur â€" highly motivated, intelligent, creative and hardworking. He led by example, and his vision and dedication is evident in the company that he leaves as his legacy. Josh was a 30-year veteran of the oilfield services industry, having begun his career as a teenager working as a foreman on natural gas pipeline construction projects. While working in the field as a service contractor nearly 20 years ago, Josh started C&J Energy Services as a small Robstown, Texas-based pressure pumping business with $200 in the bank â€" an unbelievably amazing story that he loved to tell. In 2011, C&J was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, representing a milestone that Josh often said represented the realization of one of his major life goals. He was so proud and fiercely protective of his company and his people, and demonstrated it in a manner that inspired and engendered deep loyalty. Josh has been widely recognized for the tremendous growth and success of C&J Energy Services, including through honors such as "CEO of the Year" and "Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year®" nominations.  

    Josh was born on July 31, 1969 in Port Lavaca, Texas; the youngest of Jerry Comstock and Barbara Hamilton’s five children. He has been a resident of the Houston-area since 2011, having previously lived in Corpus Christi through the founding and early growth of C&J. Josh is survived by his wife, Yevette; children, Haley, Zack, Kara, and Brett; as well as his father, Jerry Comstock, and step-mother Brenda Comstock; and siblings, Jerry Comstock, Jr., Jeff Comstock, Jimmy Comstock, Janet Comstock Simoneau and Angie Costa. He is preceded in death by his infant son, Tyler, and his mother, Barbara Hamilton.

    The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, 900 S. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 with visiting hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Service to follow immediately afterwards. Since he was a generous person, possessing a remarkable combination of strength and sensitivity, please consider making a contribution to a charity of your choice in his honor in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to: Yevette Comstock, 12510 Cross Canyon Lane, Cypress, Texas 77433.

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