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John Anthony Gonzales of Wills Point, Texas passed away on January 10, 2021 due to complications from COVID. John bravely battled the virus for over a month before the Lord called him home. John was born in San Antonio Texas on August 31st 1960. He later moved to the Dallas area in 1970’s to live with his older sister Rose, she encouraged him to be his best. Young johnny joined cub scouts and as he got older he enjoyed playing football in school. As a young adult he was passionate about karate, and as it turns out he was really good at it. He won several tournaments on the local, state, and even nation levels. It’s no surprise to anyone who knew him that he was very successful in almost everything he ever attempted. When Johnny was 17 years old, he went to pick his dad up from work at Owens Corning. Shortly after he had arrived a man called out to John and asked him to help pick up some bundles of shingles to put back on a pallet. You know Johnny he always helped anyone, whether he knew them or not. Johnny did what he has always done his whole life, worked hard, helped out, and never looked to be recognized for his contributions. It has now been over 40 years that John has worked at Owens Corning as a loyal employee, an admirable leader, and advocate for his people In 1984 John married Belen Gonzales and had three children. He worked hard to provide for his family and instill his values in them. Tragedy struck this family and John found himself in the role of mother and father to his children. He did a fantastic job of raising his children to be remarkable, successful adults who have become wonderful parents themselves. If you ask them, I am sure they will agree. John enjoyed many hobbies like hunting, fishing, playing golf, riding motor cycles, working on the farm with his tractor, and well, pretty much anything that involved being outdoors. In fact, Johnny met the love of his life, Shannon Spradling while hunting in October 2005 at the warlock hunting club. It was love at first sight and from then on, they were inseparable. He also had a love for animals, he has had a wide variety of pets over the years which included ferrites, bottle calves, rottweilers, cats and more. At present he has cows, chicken, and his most beloved goats. John is survived by his wife Shannon Spradling, and his children Vanessa Rodriguez A.J “Bubba” Rodriguez, and their two sons, Valorie Bearden, husband Justin Bearden and five boys, Jon Gonzales and Deanna Andrade with three daughters, Stepson Chance White, wife Christal Valadez and their son, for a grand total of eleven grandchildren. Sisters Rosalinda Jimenez, Betty Gonzales, and Lillian “June” Garcia, brother Jesse Gonzales "Jr.", as well as countless nieces and nephews.
Johnny is preceded in death by his father Jesse “Senior” Gonzales and his mother Olivia Torrez and stepfather Ignacio Torrez. Sister Alice Gonzales and stepson Lane Mottarn.
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