John Francis Alianell, Jr.

June 7, 1946October 27, 2019
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Services for John Francis Alianell Jr., 73, of Nevada, TX are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Dan Tarno officiating.

John passed away October 27, 2019 in McKinney, TX.

He was born June 7, 1946 in Clarksville, AR to John Francis Alianell Sr. and Christine Gray Alianell.

John grew up in Arlington, TX and graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1965. He served in the Army during Vietnam and moved to Garland upon retuning home. John married Wanda Faye Hale December 27, 1969. He settled in Nevada, TX in 2002. John enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, bargain shopping, airshows and eating Sunday breakfast with the Fantastic 4.

He is survived by his Wife, Wanda Alianell; Son, John & Jennie Alianell; Daughter, Wendy Alianell; Grandchildren: Austin & Amanda, Kaylyn & Kelly; Ashley, Brent, Hunter, and Kassidy; Great-Grandchildren: Lena, Karter, Kinslee, Laura, Riley, Jaxson, Charlotte, Kaysyn, and Adalyn; Brother, Steve & Beth Howard; Brother, Mike Howard; Half-Sister, Kathleen & Bob Walko; and Half-Brother, John Arthur Alianell.

John is preceded in death by his Father, John Francis Alianell Sr.; Mother, Christine & Jack Howard; Sister, Glenda Romo; and Sister, Karen Brown.

Interment will be at Haven of Memories in Canton, TX.

Family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019


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Jennie Alianell

November 1, 2019

Big Crazy was his nickname and causing havoc was the game. Playing tag at the airshow and scooter racing in the grocery store. Loved hanging with him. He kept me on my toes. Will miss our adventures and his grin when he was up to no good. RIP Big Crazy and try to behave your self. #tagyoureit.

Shelley Robinson

October 31, 2019

Thank you for being such a wonderful neighbor. I remember playing as kids with Little John & Wendy. April informed me of this tragic news so I wanted to send my prayers to Wanda, John & Wendy. Good memories. 🙏❤️🙏

Kasy & Shelley Robinson
(April’s lil sister 2 houses down)

April Redd

October 31, 2019

I have so many memories since i have known you and your family for over 40 years. You and Wanda were not just neighbors but also good friends and like 2nd parents to me. You will be truly missed and I am so sorry for your family's loss. I am blessed to have known and learned so many things from you. All my love ❤

Stephen Howard

October 31, 2019

John was one of a kind. His patience & kindness was well known to all that knew him. Not only that, he was the best brother anyone could have. He will definitely be missed.
May you rest in peace in the Lord's loving arms.

All our love forever,
Stephen & Beth & Mike Howard
The two remaining brothers

Laura Liszewski

October 29, 2019

My Uncle John was always there, as far back my earliest memories. He was almost always smiling, laughing, quick to tease, and was always present. By that I mean that he paid attention to people. Some men are into their own sports or hobbies or whatever, and are too busy in their own world to pay attention to kids. Not Uncle John - he always made me feel important and loved, and that he truly cared about what was going on in my world. He was devoted to my Aunt Wanda and was always there for family and for others. If anyone had a problem, a need, or help fixing something, Uncle John was willing and eager to help in any way he could within his ability.

After I grew up and moved away from home I didn't get to see Uncle John as often as I would have liked, but when I did get to, he was always the same - still smiling, laughing, teasing, and still attentive, genuinely interested in the lives of those around him. Despite health issues from his military service when he was young, he remained positive, something that many with far less troublesome issues fail to do.

If I were to think of words to describe Uncle John, humble and steadfast would be among the first. He didn't seek out attention for himself and he wasn't a person who had to be in the spotlight. He was content to be there, content to be present and to enjoy conversation with whoever he was around. Even if it was in the background, you always knew that he would be there for family. You could count on him to be there, always. He was loved and his steady presence will be missed.

Bob Walko

October 29, 2019

Kathy and I saw John just a few months ago when he came to visit his dad, Jack, at our home in Florida. We knew travel was not comfortable for him, but he sensed he needed to see his dad, so he flew here and spent several days. It was clear this was something both of them were grateful for, and we were so thankful John set his own health issues aside to make the trip.

Well, Jack preceded John to glory by just a few weeks, and I'd like to think the two of them are together again right now, both free from pain and sickness, sharing stories of the good old days!