Juan “Johnny” H. Vinton Jr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 19, 2024, at the age of 95. He was born on November 12, 1928, in Pearsall, Texas.
Juan was the son of Juan R. Vinton Sr. and Celia Hernandez Tovar. He was married to the love of his life, Juana Gutierrez Vinton, short of 72 years of marriage. Juan and Juana married on February 18, 1952.
Juan was a hard worker by nature and spent most of his life at Frio town alongside his father. Together, they worked tirelessly at the railroad as well. Additionally, Juan dedicated himself to working on the Hiler Ranch where he and Juana raised their children with love and care. His passion for outdoor labor knew no bounds as he especially enjoyed working with cattle and breaking horses in - earning him the esteemed title of a true Texas cowboy.
In 1961, he embraced faith wholeheartedly and accepted the Lord as his savior. His strong beliefs and unwavering dedication to his church family were a testament to his character and devotion. In 1991, Juan and Juana decided to retire in Geronimo - making it their beloved home for many years to come. Although retired, Juan never stopped enriching his soul with spiritual endeavors.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan R. Vinton Sr. and Celia Hernandez Tovar; siblings, Antonio Vinton, David Vinton, Pete Vinton, Consuelo Vinton and his son-in-law Charles Carson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Juana Gutierrez Vinton; children, Maria Rosario Carson, Alamar Vinton, Juan G. Vinton III (Debra Rose Vinton), Veronica Lowrey (Tommy Lowrey), Anna Liza Pieratt, Lora Disney (Kraig Disney); 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
A memorial gathering will take place on February 3, 2024, at the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Seguin beginning at 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m.
As we reflect on Juan "Johnny" H. Vinton Jr.'s life journey—a life filled with love, devotion, hard work, and faith—we find solace in knowing that his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. May he find eternal peace and ride upon heavenly pastures as he embarks on his final journey.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers you instead make a donation to the Walnut Street Church of Christ in memory of Mr. Vinton.