Dr. John Paul Methner

March 8, 1936July 20, 2020

Dr. John P. Methner, BS DO FACN, proud father, grandfather, brother and dear friend, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020, surrounded by family.

Service: 12:30 P.M., Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Chapel. Committal, with military honors, 1:30 P.M., at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery.

Dr. Methner was born on March 8th, 1936, in Terra Haute, Indiana to Jack C. Methner and Elizabeth A. O’Rourke. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William J. Methner, his sister Mary E. Methner, his brother in law Donald G. Shockley and his grandson Michael J. Methner Jr.

Dr. Methner was a lifelong Catholic.

Dr. Methner grew up in South East Texas, a graduate of St Mary’s. He received his BS at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX and his Doctorate in Medicine at KCCOM (now UHSCOMKC) in Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Methner returned to South East Texas to General practice for 3 years, and then followed his passion to psychiatry. He studied Psychiatry in Nevada, MO from ’67 to ’70, he then realized that psychiatry was his calling.

Dr. Methner moved his family to the DFW area in TX and was an integral part in establishing the TCOM medical school’s Psychiatric education area while building a private psychiatric practice and his work with MHMR.

Dr. Methner was proud of his service to his country, joining the Navy in 1978, as a Cdr through 1983, then leaving the navy to join the USAF as a Lt Col Flight Surgeon, in 1983, traveling the world, leaving service in 1988.

Dr Methner returned home to the DFW area in 1988 to private practice, various mental health institutes including MHMR, Texas courts system, to finally retire in 2002 with Terrell State Hospital.

Dr John Methner leaves behind the mother of his children: Jane E. Tywater and her husband Kenneth P. Tywater; his sister Judith A Shockley and his sister in law Barbara G. Methner. Included are his children: Patricia L. Methner, John P. Methner II, Dr. Michael J. Methner and wife Lisa, Stephanie A. Seegar, and Kevin M. Methner. His grandchildren: J. Chase Marney, Kendra M. Marney, Melody A. Methner and Kennedy A. Methner, and Noah and Bailey Lindley; Great grandchildren: Easton C. Marney and Hunter R. Kettler, and many nieces and nephews.

With special mention of his dear friend Loretta G. Burrow, we are grateful.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in Dr. Methner’s name, to one of his favorite charities: the, a veteran’s charity, or the in honor of his granddaughter Melody.


  • Chapel Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


Dr. John Paul Methner

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