OBITUARY

John Lovard Voudouris

March 19, 1938April 3, 2019

Johnny L. Voudouris of Austin, Texas passed away in Austin on April 3, 2019.

Johnny was a devoted husband, father, businessman, entrepreneur and public servant. He was born in Austin in 1938 and was a lifelong resident. Upon graduation from Austin High School he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he ran track.

As a business man, Johnny was truly a self-made man and an American success story. Following modest beginnings in the restaurant and custodial business he co-founded J&J Maintenance, Inc. in 1970 and went on to become the sole owner. Partnering with his wife Sharron he led the company, now known as J&J Worldwide Services, to its present position on the list of the Top 100 U. S. Department of Defense Operations and Maintenance Contractors.

The high point of Johnny’s distinguished public service career included serving two terms as a Travis County Commissioner representing Precinct 3 where he sponsored and successfully led county initiatives involving the onset of MoPac, completion of many other road and highway projects and enhancement of county parks. He also gave generously to charities supporting members of the military service and their families.

Johnny also led an active, fulfilling, and interesting personal life that included off-road racing, boating, horse racing and owning and piloting helicopters. He also had a keen interest in sports including his beloved Texas Longhorns. He and Sharron raised four children who also reside in Austin pursuing their own successful careers.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Nick Voudouris, Sr. and Jettie Thompson Voudouris; brother, Nick Voudouris, Jr.; twin brothers, Irvin C. Voudouris and Irvin P. Voudouris.

He is survived by his wife, Sharron; son, Mike; daughters, Pam Savage, Sandy Staleski and Cindy Voudouris; 18 loving grandchildren, all of Austin.

A viewing and Memorial Service will be held at Weed- Corley-Fish Funeral Home 2620 South Congress Ave, on April 5, 2019 at 11:00 am and Memorial Service to follow at 12:00 pm. Following the Memorial Service, the family will announce reception details. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Texas Heart Association in Johnny’s memory.

Services

  • Visitation / Viewing Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019

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Alejandro Cossio

April 8, 2019

I wish to send my condolences to the Vouduris Family.

Those of us who worked at J&J Panama during the 90s will remember Johnny forever.

Bye Mr. Johnny

Matthew Gonzales

April 5, 2019

From all of us here at Laborers International Union of North America Local 1095, we extend our deepest condolences to Sharron and the entire family.

Barbara Pelzel

April 5, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your families. Johnny's J&J Legacy and work ethics has touched all of us here at BAMC. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to meet and visit with Johnny. My prayers to you all during this very difficult time.

Mike & Diane Wilke

April 5, 2019

Dear Sharron and family,

We are so sad about your loss. No doubt, Johnny will be kindly remembered by many people . . . for many different reasons.

My warmest personal memories of Johnny were the unplanned, one-on-one conversations we had. We would “cuss and discuss” the past and future of the government contracting business.

After moving to Austin to join the home office team, I quickly figured out that if I listened carefully enough to Johnny speaking of his business experiences . . . I just might absorb some his wisdom. I thought of these conversations as going to “Voudouris University”. He taught me a lot.

Like so many others who worked for Johnny, I could go on for a long time citing personal memories.

One more point. Legacy.

When we think of Johnny, we think of J&J as being his legacy. Certainly, that is true. Johnny = J&J.

Still, there is another part of his legacy which many people may not be aware of.
Johnny must also be remembered for his substantial, vigorous and nurturing support of multiple Non-Profit Corporations. These start-up ventures each had a mission to train and provide meaningful employment opportunities to persons with significant disabilities.

Over the last 23 years, tens of thousands of workers (and their families) have been true beneficiaries of Johnny’s generosity.

Charlotte Huffman

April 5, 2019

It is with such a heavy heart I give my deepest condolences to all of the family johnny was such a kind and wonderful man he blessed so many people I will forever cherish our memories all the amazing fun times with Bruce and Johnny and his family we shared for now rest we shall all reunite with the Lord one day you will forever be missed and loved

James Murray

April 5, 2019

Our condolences to all of the Voudouris family. Johnny influenced us in many ways and helped me out a poor college student always having plenty of paying work at the 290 ranch that he would hire me and others to do. I also worked part time for J & J and TMI back in those days and knew a great job was expected of me by him.
He instilled a strong work ethic to do a job right the first time. I also always admired his strong passion for his Greek heritage.
Johnny and I shared a harrowing helicopter ride in the 80s when he had his first helicopter, a Hughes 300. He asked me if I wanted to fly with him to San Marcos to get fuel as I was at the helicopter building painting it for him. I said sure as I had never flown in one. The day was cloudy as we took off and got about half way there when the cloud ceiling dropped dramatically totally engulfing us and cutting our visibility to zero. A panic set in and he was starting to freak out as we were in a vertigo (spiral) first straight up then straight down compass spinning wildly as that was the only instrumentation we had with no visibility. I kept talking to him asking him what his training taught him and to calm him down. He refocused and first got out of the spin then we lowered below the cloud ceiling and found the Pinnacle Building in Oak Hill as our landmark to head back home. We landed safely. Our running joke after that day on was that we would never fly again if there was a cloud in the sky. Blue skies only!! We also laughed at what we must have looked like on the radar shooting straight up then straight down! A few months later Johnny upgraded helicopters to a Hughes 500c that was full instrumentation and could fly in any weather!

Jessie Garcia

April 4, 2019

It's with a heavy heart, I give my deepest condolences to the Voudouris family. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Johnny over the last 6 months when he came and sat in my barber chair every week or 2. He loved getting his haircut and hot lather shaves! We had some great conversations together. It was a pleasure taking care of him♡

Richard Martinez

April 4, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Voudouris Family on their loss of Husband, Father, Grandfather , he was and always be great gentleman. May God Bless you all and may he Rest in Peace.

MELISSA VALADEZ

April 4, 2019

My prayers and deepest condolences to him & his family.. . He was a very sweet and thoughtful man. He always brought a smile on valentines day to all of us when he delivered roses to all the staff every year. May he rest in heaven. Melissa Valadez. THV

Catherine Drake

April 4, 2019

Johnny was a true blessing to us all here at Texas Heart and Vascular. Every year he sent roses to all the ladies here at the office for Valentines day and made everyone feel so special. He had a loving soul and will be truly missed by all. I wish the family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
-Catherine R. Drake, Texas Heart and Vascular.

FROM THE FAMILY