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Johnny Wayne Pirtle

May 1, 1955November 13, 2020
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A funeral service will be held for Johnny Wayne Pirtle, 65, of Canton, Texas at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Eubank Funeral Home, Bro. Steve Glosup officiating.

Johnny went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2020. He was born on May 1, 1955 in Dallas, Texas to Eldon Roland Pirtle and Zania Mae Herring Pirtle.

He was an accomplished guitar player and singer. Johnny was known for his music. At 16 years old you could find Johnny and his lifelong friend, Dusty Sherwood playing the guitar. They had a band called Phoenixx. They spent many years traveling and playing gigs all over Texas and surrounding states. Most important to him was his faith. He knew his bible and read it every night before bed. He studied and would gladly visit and tell anyone who would listen about his faith and how God had enriched his life. Johnny was a member of the Jackson Church of Christ. He loved his family and enjoyed having family over to visit all the time. Johnny’s passion was the history of Canton Texas. He enjoyed researching and seeing photos of historical events. He was proud his family had been a part of the history of Canton. He loved to tell stories about events, how things used to be and of the many changes. Johnny is survived by his children, Tony Wayne Pirtle and wife, Anna, Jason Pirtle, Nattalie Deshazo and husband, TJ, Casey Kobelia and wife, Mandy, Jimmy Pirtle; 10 beautiful grandchildren; and sister, Lily Moon.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Zania Pirtle; siblings, Peggy Pirtle McNally and James Pirtle.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Interment will be at High Cemetery in Canton, Texas

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Anna Pirtle

November 22, 2020

Johnny is my father-n-law. From the 1st time we met I knew I would love him. Everytime we went by the house he was kind, had a welcoming smile and always had something to talk about. He always made me feel like a daughter and I will cherish every memory I have of him.

Tammy Moon

November 19, 2020

I am Johnny’s niece, daughter of his oldest sister Lilla (Lilly) there is a lifetime of memories I could share, but what I would rather share is that in my childhood he was more like a big brother to me. I loved listening to him sing and play the guitar he was so amazing. In my early adulthood he was really more a friend and teacher. He shared so much of his biblical knowledge with me. He encouraged me when I would come to him when I was down and always lifted my spirit and left me with a smile. He was really a great person nonjudgmental... his heart bigger than Texas. My daughter adored him and she still cherishes her memories of her visits with him. I hate letting him go. I am selfish I suppose on that. I do know that he is happier than he ever was, he is in heaven right now and probably singing with the Angels laughing with our loved ones. He would remind us that we can see him again someday if we call on the name of the Lord.

Libby Morgan Brashear

November 19, 2020

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Johnny. I knew Johnny when he and Dusty were friends and playing together, only after the band broke up. I have a copy of their 45 single record. He was a very good guitarist as well as a singer. I know he will be missed by many.. RIP Johnny!

Linda Cole

November 18, 2020

Lilly, Tony, and families,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was a good guy and much loved by friends and family.
I like to picture he and Theresa having a joyful reunion and shining brightly as stars in the sky. We may have lost them here on earth but we have gained the best guardian angels.
My love and condolences on your loss.
Your cousin Linda

Tony Pirtle

November 18, 2020

I am his oldest son. I have so many great memories with my dad. He was the one who taught everything that I know. He was the one who was always there for me throughout anything that I had to deal with in life. He was my Dad and my best friend. Out of all the memories that I have with him. The one that is coming to mind , the most, is the day that he baptized me. Not only was that a special day with me and The Lord,but I had my Dad there every step of the way. I love him and miss him so much but I know that he is in heaven reunited with his loved ones and in the presence of The Lord and has found great peace.

1 Corinthians 2:9
King James Version
9) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Charlie Pirtle

November 18, 2020

I only knew Johnny for about three years, when we lived in Canton. But since we were teenagers, that was a big chunk of our lives. We were like brothers. Johnny had recently lost his only brother, and I never had one. He taught me to play guitar, but I never was as good as him. I am so sorry that I can't get to Texas for his funeral, but I will always remember our days together.

Bethany Dame

November 17, 2020

Bethany here! Johnny’s great Niece (Lily Moon’s granddaughter) My uncle Johnny was my childhood best friend. Him and I had a very close bond. I would write him love letters and sign them “Love is in the air” I had always thought the world of him from the moment I met him. I remember watching Anne of Green Gables with him and Gone With The Wind, which are now my top favorite movies. He inspired me to play my guitar and sing. I’ll always remember our silly inside joke “What do you do to fix a wiener dogs broken nose? Snooper glue!”
I love you so so much! I will keep you with me forever.

Lilla Moon

November 16, 2020

This is Lilly..Johnny's sister.
I remember when my dear brother was born..I was 12 years old..and we were staying with my Daddys mother in Dallas..he was such a cute little baby! I can remember mama coming back to the house holding him..& pulling back his cover to show me his beautiful face! As we grew older we really enjoyed talking about our Wonderful Lord and His Amazing Goodness to us all! Such Precious Memories I have of us..Love my brother!

Sherry Owens

November 16, 2020

Tony. Jason. Jimmy. Just want you to. Know i am so sorry. For the. Loss of your. Dad He will always be in your Heart and all that you Do. He Loved you. Boys so much. You two will be wirh him one Day. Hugs. Prayers for all of you

Larry Thompson

November 16, 2020

Johnny was a great guy. Always enjoyed sitting in on bass and getting to play with him and the guys. One of the finest guitarist around. Could hear it and turn around and play it, amazing!!! You’ll be missed my friend. RIP Buddy.

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