OBITUARY

John Albert Junk

December 28, 1963November 16, 2020
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John Albert Junk of Austin, Texas – loving husband, giving father, doting grandfather, caring son, loyal brother, larger-than-life uncle, and steadfast friend – found Eternal Peace on Monday, November 16, 2020. He was 56.

John is survived by his wife and childhood sweetheart, Lore Harkrider-Junk; daughter, Debra Flores, and son-in-law, Roberto Flores; daughter Elizabeth Biddle, and son-in-law, Darren Biddle; son, Daniel Junk; son, Samuel Junk; grandchildren, Kennedy Toynes, Ciprianna Flores, Cayla Flores, Lucas Flores, Landon Biddle, and Olivia Biddle; mother, Frances Junk; brother, Ed Terrazas (Kelley); brother, Tony Junk (Nannette); sister, Mary Bialaszewski; sister, Katie Congdon (Philip); sister, Yvonne Wilson (Charley); numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends who were like family to him; and a network of trusty dogs, including Stormy Girl, Scooby Doo, Jackie Boy, and Bella Boo. Preceding him into Eternal Peace were his father, Dan Junk; brother, Michael Junk; and brother-in-law, Joe Bialaszewski.

Born in Austin on December 28, 1963, John was a lifelong South Austinite. He attended Travis Heights Elementary, Linder Elementary, Fulmore Junior High School and William B. Travis High School (Class of 1982). He further studied at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, where, among many accomplishments, he learned to create the perfect lemon meringue pie while receiving an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts.

John’s motor performed at a pace that exceeded 99 percent of humankind’s. He liked doing lots of things… fast. His 90-minute door-to-door trips from his Austin home to the Ballpark in Arlington were legendary. His life’s professional calling was working in restaurants, beginning as a pre-teen in the family business, Dan’s Hamburgers. After college, John gained valuable experience at Chuy’s and Fran’s Hamburgers, before returning to Dan’s Hamburgers where he served the past 21 years as the head of food safety, quality assurance, procurement, and general manager among their four Austin-area stores.

Away from work, when he wasn’t speedily running errands or doting on his grandchildren, John enjoyed playing disc golf at Austin-area parks, sharing fun times with friends and family, fishing, hiking, kayaking, walking his dogs, cycling, camping, listening to all genres of music, watching professional sports (especially his beloved Dallas Cowboys), and taking in University of Texas football games and Longhorn baseball games at Disch-Falk Field, where he was a longtime season ticketholder. Consistent with his generous nature, John was an organ donor. In his honor, please consider making a financial contribution to Donate Life Texas or an organ donor organization of your choice.

Visitation will be held 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sunday, November 22 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes South, 2620 South Congress Avenue.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am, Monday, November 23 at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, 126 W. Oltorf Street.

Mass will be live streamed at: st-ignatius.org/live

Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, 19106 San Marcos Highway in Martindale, Texas.

Honoring John and serving as pallbearers will be Michael Offord Sr., Michael Keating, Abel Gutierrez Jr., Alonzo Herrera, Daniel Martinez and Errol Hale.

Due to COVID-19, visitors are asked to respect current health and safety protocols regarding wearing masks, social distancing and sanitization. Seating will be limited at the Mass.

Currently, due to the substantial public risk, city and state government mandates that social gatherings of limited amounts may occur with strict social distancing protocol. Current COVID protocols for Travis County, guests must wear protective masks at all times while inside the funeral home facility and practice the recommended six foot social distancing. Weed-Corley-Fish South will limit our capacity to 70 guests at a service while enforcing all distancing and hygiene standards. We appreciate your understanding.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Offord Sr., Pallbearer
  • Michael Keating, Pallbearer
  • Abel Gutierrez Jr., Pallbearer
  • Alonzo Herrera, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Martinez, Pallbearer
  • Errol Hale, Pallbearer
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Samantha/ Lou Atkins-Estrada

November 24, 2020

I’m so sorry Lori that you and the family are going thru this . It’s gonna be real different visiting Dans and him not being there! Prayers🙏 May he Rest in Peace 😢

Laura Herrera

November 23, 2020

QEPD Johnny—today we celebrate your life, remembering all the joy and happiness through all our heartache. You had an undeniable charisma and knack for turning any situation into a comedy regardless of how ludicrous it could be. It was fate that brought you and Al together in high school as you both had that same twisted and sarcastic humor that attracted quite an audience! Your passion for life, love of your children and grandchildren will always be remembered. Rest in Eternal Peace, Johnny—Til We Meet Again!

Joe Guerra

November 23, 2020

My Condolences To Lore And The Junk Family Strong I Know Johnny Is In A Better Place God Bless You 🙏🙏😇🙏😇🙏😇🙏 All Me And Johnny Both Went To William B Travis High School A Good Friend RIP

Barbie Lira Cisneros

November 23, 2020

My condolences to the Junk Family, I worked with Johnny for a few years and the thing i most remember from him is his smile and laugh.

John Griffin

November 22, 2020

I've been around the Sun 53 times and known Johnny for 35 of those trips. What a wonderful person, caring, funny, and always wanted to be around happy people. If they weren't happy, he'd do his best to change that. I enjoyed many camping trips and trips around the disk courses with him. He was a great cook and did his best to carry on the good name of his family and business. Most of all, he loved his family. Never was there a time that he wasn't boasting about his kids, grandchildren, his wonderful wife Lore, the business, or even the wild expeditions with "ponyboy". I wish I had some pictures to post, but like I said, I've known him from a while and those pictures aren't digital, but they are ones I will cherish until I see him standing next to our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Rene Limon

November 22, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the Junk family. May the Lord bring you strength and peace during this difficult time. Many fond memories with the Junk family... Fulmore , Travis HS . And the too many parties attended back in the day . Love you guys . Johnny will surely be missed but never forgotten.

Josie and Martin Garcia

November 22, 2020

Our condolences to Lore and her Family. Martin knows you both since high school at TRAVIS HIGH...I Josie only met you both at Dan,s About 10 years ago... Although I didnt know you very long.You were a great Manager.Always Singing always Happy and saying the craziest things about anything or anyone....Your death came so suddenly to us.. to everyone we had just seen you a few days before this....A great General Manager and a Great friend..You will be missed but never forgotten. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

Edward Davis

November 22, 2020

John John , this one is for you we were like brothers. You made me laugh so hard about Sammy.i said he’s your second twin .liz is the first twin . To Debra and Daniel don’t feel left out you were always in our conversations. and I mean daily I seen him cry from the love he had for his grandkids. He said my baby has another surgery and I would say she’s tuff like Lori .that’s how close we were since frans days.out all the years I worked he said how in the world you do it!i said because your family has been good to me . Hope everyone feels sum relief from the pain .to you Johnny a true testament in every sense of the word friend. You will be missed.

Christine Hale

November 22, 2020

I've known John for just a little while and in that little while I can say that he's an awesome person and a great friend he's always smiling we truly going to miss you he has wram heart my condolence goes out to this family may you all be blessed John you're always be loved and never miss Christine
The Hale family😥🙏

Vargas Family

November 22, 2020

As loyal customers we will miss seeing John every Saturday and Sunday. Such a hard working man and he delivered excellent service. Won’t be the same without him. Our prayers go out to his family. May he Rest In Peace.🙏🏽😇

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