John Stanley Vyvlecka Jr.

(January 13, 1937- October 6, 2020)

John Stanley Vyvlecka Jr., (83), was born in Poteet on January 13, 1937, to John Stanley Vyvlecka Sr. and Marcella Louise (Stavinoha) Vyvlecka. John Stanley is survived by Mary Ann (Marek) Vyvlecka, his wife of 58 years. John is survived by his children, Brady John Vyvlecka and his wife Lisa (Zidek) Vyvlecka, Deanna Louise Burns and husband Kevin Wesley Burns, and Scot Matthew Vyvlecka and wife Rebecca (Christians) Vyvlecka. Grandchildren are Collin and Faith Vyvlecka, Derek Burns and wife Kayla Burns and Dylan Burns. John Stanley is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Fallon Kate Burns. John is preceded in death by his parents, John Stanley Vyvlecka Sr. and Marcella Louise Vyvlecka; and brother, James Raymond Vyvlecka. John is also survived by his sister-inlaw, Joanne (Scott) Vyvlecka.

John Stanley was an amazing dad, loving husband and grandfather, who was known as “PaPa.” John was known in the community as being a good man and generous with his smiles and good humor. After graduating from Jourdanton High School in 1957, John was voted Homecoming King in 1980 and then again in 2016. John Stanley joined the military. He served in the United States Navy until his Honorable Discharge in 1961.

John was trained as an EM2 in the Navy, married Mary Ann, and began his career with Lewis Plumbing & Electricity in Uvalde. He later returned to Jourdanton to work at Mercy Hospital as a maintenance technician. Later he and his brother James began working on air conditioners at night and used the Jourdanton Hardware store location as their office.

John Stanley was a lifetime Catholic attending St. Matthew and St. Andrew churches in Atascosa County. He was a volunteer with the Jourdanton Fire Department and a member of the local VFW.

John loved being at the coast where he enjoyed fishing with his family and friends. He also loved going to Wimberley, where he camped and enjoyed the river. John Stanley loved to dance and enjoyed many social gatherings with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and collecting arrowheads. John and Mary Ann traveled extensively. Their trips included Las Vegas, Hawaii, Bermuda, Ireland, Portugal, Jamaica and Bahamas.

There will be a rosary for John Stanley at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 19, at St. Andrew Catholic Church located at 626 Market Street, Pleasanton, followed by a Mass at 3 p.m. Interment will be at St. Andrew Catholic Church Cemetery #2.

Pallbearers: Dylan Burns, Derek Burns, Kevin Burns, Greg Vyvlecka, Collin Vyvlecka, Dennis Vyvlecka, Ryan Reichert and Allen Burns.

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