Joshua Hilberling's Family Speaks Out About Their Son - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Josh Hilberling's Family Speaks Out About Their Son

Posted: Updated:

A woman accused of pushing her husband to his death is out of jail on bond.  Her husband's family is shocked.  Jeanne and Patrick Hilberling are making funeral plans, while still trying to come to grips with losing 23 year old Josh Hilberling.  

"Anybody that knows Josh is going to miss that smile, but no one more than his proud military parents who wanted the world for son.  Saddled with grief, they struggle to put their loss into words.  "We just will never forget him.  He's one of a kind," Jeanne Hilberling told News Channel 8.  

Police say Amber Hilberling pushed Josh out of a 25th story window at the University Club Tower on Tuesday.  He fell 17 stories to his death.  "We taught him to never hit a woman, but what we didn't think to teach him was to get away," said his mom in disbelief.

Josh and Amber Hilberling were married less than a year ago, and they were expecting their first child.  However, just last month, his parents say Josh went to Domestic Violence Intervention Services or DVIS looking for help.  His parents say it was difficult for the 6'5 and 220 pound military man to admit he was a victim.  Despite filing a protective order, the Hilberling's say their son kept going back to his wife for the sake of the couple's unborn child.  The day he died, Patrick Hilberling says Josh told him he was trying to leave for good.  "That's the only thing people need to know is that when you're trying to leave, it's the most dangerous time," explained Jeanne Hilberling.

The grief stricken parents don't want to focus on how they lost their son, and they don't want you to either.  "I want people to remember who Josh was, not how he died.  I want them to remember the kind compassionate friend who would do anything for anybody," said his mom.

The family wants to keep funeral arrangements private.  As for Amber Hilberling, she's due in court on June 15th.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Sexual Assault

    Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Sexual Assault

    Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy is behind bars after investigators say he sexually assaulted a woman.According to a statement released by the sheriff's office, an investigation was launched into the conduct of 26-year-old Gerald Nuckolls after a report of inappropriate behavior.In Nuckolls' booking report, the victim told investigators that Nuckolls arrived at the victim's home to investigate a 911 hang-up call. Nuckolls reportedly pulled the victim into his patrol unit and began questioning he...More >>
    Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy is behind bars after investigators say he sexually assaulted a woman.According to a statement released by the sheriff's office, an investigation was launched into the conduct of 26-year-old Gerald Nuckolls after a report of inappropriate behavior.In Nuckolls' booking report, the victim told investigators that Nuckolls arrived at the victim's home to investigate a 911 hang-up call. Nuckolls reportedly pulled the victim into his patrol unit and began questioning he...More >>
  • Silver Alert Issued for 81-year-old Tulsa Man

    Silver Alert Issued for 81-year-old Tulsa Man

    Tulsa police are searching for a missing and endangered man81-year-old Bob Parmeter, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease was last seen around 9:15 this morning.He is 5'7" and 165 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen near his home in the area of 5200 S. Joplin Ave.He was wearing khaki pants and silver wire rimmed glasses. Police say he may be driving a burgundy 1998 Ford F150 pickup with a burgundy "Leer" camper shell. The license plate is OK 986-FLR. Anyone with information on...More >>
    Tulsa police are searching for a missing and endangered man81-year-old Bob Parmeter, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease was last seen around 9:15 this morning.He is 5'7" and 165 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen near his home in the area of 5200 S. Joplin Ave.He was wearing khaki pants and silver wire rimmed glasses. Police say he may be driving a burgundy 1998 Ford F150 pickup with a burgundy "Leer" camper shell. The license plate is OK 986-FLR. Anyone with information on...More >>
  • Minnesota Vikings Facing Criticism Over Peterson Decision

    Minnesota Vikings Facing Criticism Over Peterson Decision

    The Minnesota running back is in the middle of a firestorm, and several sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy envelopes a league in crisis.More >>
    The Minnesota running back is in the middle of a firestorm, and several sponsors are starting to distance themselves while the controversy envelopes a league in crisis.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.