Juan “Johnny” Muñoz of Uvalde passed away on July 24, 2019 in Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 70. He was born on October 11, 1948 in Carrizo Springs, Texas to Felipe and Ofelia (Gonzalez) Muñoz.
He married Sylvia Castro on June 12, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas.
Johnny graduated from Uvalde High School in 1968. He attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree. After graduating, he worked for the Fish and Wildlife department, for four years before he started his teaching career. He taught at Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District for over 41 years, where he touched many students’ lives.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years of Uvalde; daughter, Erica Michelle Muñoz Garrett and husband, Brandon James of Fort Worth, Texas; sons; Michael John Muñoz and wife, Kathleen of Dallas, Texas, John Eric Muñoz and partner, Lora O’Shaughnessy of Denton, Texas; grandchildren Evan Clark Muñoz, Juliet Elyse Muñoz both of Dallas, Texas and grandson on the way, Maxwell Truman Garrett; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his special grand pups names Nixon, Trixie, Jack and grand cat Smokey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his parents who raised him, Rodolfo and Maria Patricia Rodriguez.
Visitation will begin Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. A rosary will be held on Sunday, July 28 and Monday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary in Uvalde. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church following interment at Hillcrest cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael John Munoz, John Eric Munoz, Brandon Garrett, Bobby Ruiz, James Ruiz, Mariano Pargas, Joe Pargas, Julian Arredondo, Chris Padilla, Richard Zamora, Tony Cardenas, and Johnny Ruiz Jr.
Cremation under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.