John Chester Mockus

June 17, 1947January 6, 2021

John Chester Mockus, amazing father, husband, and accomplished businessman, died at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, Texas, on January 6th, 2021, from COVID-19.

John is survived by his wife Wendy Bote Mockus, son Michael Nicholas Mockus, daughter Amanda Shannon (Mockus) Bockhop, and three stepdaughters. John has four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Born on June 17th, 1947, in Port Washington, Wisconsin. John is preceded in death by his father John Jerome Mockus, mother Lucille Genevive (Shannon) Mockus, and sister Jackie Louise (Mockus) Melsheimer.

John graduated from Port Washington High School in 1965, attended TCPI technical school, and started a computer programming company. In 1978, John moved to the city that would be his home for the next 20 years, Denver, Colorado. While in Denver John helped raise his two kids, and flourished in his career as a senior executive in the high-tech industry. John’s career took him around the world to Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, England, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Switzerland - and probably other countries his family can't remember right now. One of John’s proudest moments was when he treated his family to a two week vacation to Australia in 1994.

When John wasn’t traveling the globe or dominating the boardroom, his passion was driving fast cars, from his green Road Runner in Wisconsin to his Mustang and Stealth in Denver. His hobby for many years was building a 1935 Chevy hot rod. After his kids were grown John moved to Toronto Canada where his kids loved to visit. Next he briefly lived in Georgia and Florida before settling down in Texas in 2007, where a few years later he met the love of his life, Wendy Bote. While in Texas, John helped grow a startup direct sales organization from almost nothing to over 600 people, giving him the opportunity to share his experiences and mentor many aspiring young business leaders.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 2:00pm in the New Montgomery Cemetery, located directly next to 21587 Eva Street, Montgomery, Texas 77316. We ask out of respect for John and his family that you please wear a mask if you plan to attend. The family invites you to visit the website for up-to-date service information and to leave fun and happy memories of John for his family and friends to enjoy.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages you to visit Wendy's Go Fund Me Page


  • Wendy Bote Mockus, Loving wife
  • Michael Nicholas Mockus, Son
  • Amanda Shannon (Mockus) Bockhop, Daughter
  • John Jerome Mockus, Father (deceased)
  • Lucille Genevive (Shannon) Mockus, Mother (deceased)
  • Jackie Louise (Mockus) Melsheimer, Sister (deceased)
  • Three stepdaughters,four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.


  • Celebration of Life Graveside

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021


John Chester Mockus

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Samantha Pierce

January 17, 2021

I am so thankful to have had you come into my life for so many reasons. I always enjoyed eating pizza, (especially with someone who appreciates it as much as me) and Steak and Potatoes while we watched movies from the animated ones (The Minions was our go to) to the videos on YouTube. The conversations we had about politics, electronics,the economy, travel, cars, food and everything in between.
Even though you knew I had different political views and had tons of questions, you never tried to make me feel bad for that or hesitated to answer every single question and explain things to me. The way you were so patient with me I will never forget. You have been the only person who I could sit with and ask tons of questions and wasn't made to feel stupid.
I know how much you loved Cece, and I know she loved you and will always love you, along with Will and I.
You have been such a special, amazing man who was brought into our lives as our angel from God who we are forever grateful for the love you gave to our Mom and to us. I honestly thank you for giving the love my Mom deserved her whole life and really wish I would have told you that. We will love you always and forever, enjoy paradise❤

Trudy Philistine

January 16, 2021

Besides his computer expertise, John’s days were spent at the office researching the latest political news of his beloved president Trump and sharing that news with us His most important task was keeping track of the love of his life Wendy and telling us what town she was in each day. His days were lit up when she came to see him and they had lunch together. John was always giving us a positive outlook and always had a smile on his face. He shared how proud he was of his children and how happy that it made him when his son took his family on the same trip that John had done when they were children. The helicopter ride included. Then when his daughter went to teach and she brought in new ideas to the school and changed things for the better, how proud he was. It made him laugh when he talked about his daughter wearing her Trump hat and aggravating her brother. How much he loved his family was evident in all that he did. I mailed his packages to his children and brought him lunch when he asked, because he wasn’t really able to do so. He helped us all. His dream that he shared with us was to have a large home on land with a huge garage to hold tons of 4 wheelers for the family to ride. He looked at houses daily. He was such a good man, a great friend to us all and he will truly be missed.

Michael Strong

January 14, 2021

Mr. John was a well versed gentleman and possessed a bank of knowledge that he shared with all in his circle.
The conversations that I had with him will be those that I take and share with others.
We lost a legacy, and my prayers are that we take what he shared with us, and utilize it as a generational tool that will aid others in excelling and reaching higher platforms in life.
Rest In Peace Soldier and I Salute You.
Dr. M.A. Strong

Lydia Castorena

January 13, 2021

John was a very kind soul! He was a true gentleman. He was always positive and cheerful and always had something kind to say about everyone he met. He was one of a kind. Every time I stopped by the office I made it a point to visit with him and as always he’d greet me with a big smile and loving hug! We always had something to chat about and he’d get so excited to share stories with me. I will truly miss you my dear friend! I know that you will remain in God’s memory and May you Rest In Peace.

My deepest and sincere condolences to Wendy and the whole family. May Gods Holy Spirt bring you peace and comfort.

Oralia Acosta

January 13, 2021

From the moment I met John I liked him. Always the kind-hearted, exquisite gentleman, I remember a discussion we had about politics where I didn't agree with his viewpoint (at the time); instead of attempting to prove my point of view, his kindness invited me to just listen and accept him for the gentle soul he was.

I have grown a lot since then and changed many viewpoints, recently, I saw John and we had SO much to talk about. He taught me so much and assured me that things will work out for all of us and for our country. I will greatly miss him and I am deeply saddened that he didn't get a chance to see things unfold as he knew they would.

But, I know he's watching from the best seat in the house!

I am so glad I got the privilege of getting to know him better and appreciate him.

He will remain in my heart forever as a kind and dear friend.

Joe Olivieri

January 13, 2021

I have only known John for about 7 months, but it feels like I have known him my entire life. John was always in the office when I got there and always said good morning with a smile and a fist bump. It was always a genuine good morning, and he always asked how life was.

John is one of the sweetest, kindest, sincere men I have ever met. I enjoyed hanging out and talking with him each day, even if it was only for a few minutes.

He will truly be missed each day, but his love and smile will always be carried with me.

God Bless Amigo!

May your family be Blessed and Smile when they think of you, and not be sad. You have Won Eternal Life!

Ricky Cratty

January 13, 2021

I have only known John a short time but the times I got to share with him were amazing. Always a smile and never a dull moment while learning about little bits of his life and moments he loved. Everyday coming into work was nothing short of a smile and good morning. I was having a bad morning John was there with a smile reminding me there is nothing in the world at that moment to have me not giving a smile back. Our time was cut too short and wanted to learn more from John but I know I’ll get to sit with him again to go over all these memories again!

Melody Chima

January 13, 2021

I met John 5 years ago at NTG Rainbow Office in Spring Texas. His beautiful smile and warm hugs and greeting always sets the pace for a wonderful work day everyday. He was an amazing mentor and always there with advice and directives on how to improve on not so savory situations. Over the years, he had become family as he would share our joyful moments and the sad as well. John not being here everyday is painful but I know that heaven gained an angel this year. I miss you John and I will always remember you as you were when I last saw you. I pray God to give your family the grace and fortitude to bear your absence. Love always❤
Melody Chima.

Michelle Chapman

January 12, 2021

We are saddened by the loss of your soulmate, Wendy, and for the loss of a of father, step-father, and Grandpa. We pray that God gives you strength and comfort.

Laura Snyder

January 11, 2021

John, I am still in disbelief that you are gone. I am where I am now in life because you and my Mom were very supportive of me, and believed in me. You made my Mom so happy, and I was so happy that she finally found a good man that truly loved her. Thank you for all of your advice and kindness, and being so good to my Mom. So sad that you are not with us anymore.