Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home

10501 Garland Road, Dallas, TX


John Paul Nyhart

January 8, 1971September 7, 2020

John Paul Nyhart, 49, of Dallas, passed away Monday, September 7th, 2020.

He was born in Pittsburg, PA on January 8, 1971.

John graduated from the University of Dallas and received a bachelor’s in history.

He was married to Charlene (Charly) on September 20, 2003 in Houston, He was a member of Knights of Columbus – Counsel 799 and a founding member of the Groundhog Rugby Alumni Association at the University of Dallas. He is survived by his wife Charlene and son, Henry Sutton Nyhart; his brother Geoffrey Nyhart & wife Aom; sister Liz Whitney & husband Walt; sister Christine Kaplan & husband Jordan; and nieces/nephews: Connor, Helena, Claire, Skyler, Chloe & Jace. He is preceded in death by his parents Joan and Peter Nyhart.

He has many friends who will miss his big spirit, laughter and friendship.

Funeral arrangements will be held Monday, September 14th, at St Patrick Catholic Church.

Please join us in online for the Celebration of Life on Monday at: https://www.facebook.com/116657505061247


  • Charlene (Charly), Wife
  • Henry Sutton Nyhart, Son
  • Geoffrey Nyhart (Aom), Brother
  • Liz Whitney (Walt), Sister
  • Christine Kaplan (Jordan), Sister
  • Nieces and Nephews Connor, Helena, Claire, Skyler, Chloe & Jace

    He is preceded in death by his parents Joan and Peter Nyhart.

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  • Bill Demers
  • Pat Watson
  • Tony Bricker
  • Tony Gowen
  • Matt Lorimer
  • Dr. James Netreba
  • Keith Devine
  • Daniel Franklin
  • Pat Kerr
  • Kevin O'Neal


  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13, 2020


  • Live Stream of Funeral Mass

    Monday, September 14, 2020



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Angela Parker

September 14, 2020

Thank you, Charly, for allowing us to tune into the funeral Mass online. It was beautiful. John was my manager at MedSys, and we worked together again at THMED. He helped me work through my parents’ decline and deaths by sharing his experience with his parents. He was a manager with heart, strength, courage, levity, fun, and leadership. As much as we’ll miss him, I know he’s with his mom and dad now, and with our Savior, Jesus Christ, who prepared a place for him long ago in Our Father’s house. Fist bump for sales, and a hug for life, John. See ya on the other side.

Mike Purtill

September 13, 2020

John was a good friend and caring soul. While we were several years apart at UD, John was an instant friend. When I was graduating college with no prospects of employment, John took me under his wing and became my first boss and mentor. He was always there for you when you needed life advice.

Robert Guzman

September 13, 2020

I met John while I was an undergraduate at the University of Dallas. Our friendship continued through the years, usually running into one another at the UD Rugby Alumni matches. He was always a sweetheart and always made you feel welcomed. My condolences to his family. God bless you Nyhart!

Michael Schwartz

September 12, 2020

I didn't know John as well as others from UD, but I remember how he would effortlessly bring a smile to my face, even if I hadn't seen him in ages. John Nyhart was funny, unselfish, likable, and such a genuinely good guy.

John helped make the world a better place, and I think there is no greater compliment to a meaningful life.

To all of his loved ones, may you find the strength to get through the most difficult hours and days ahead, with the comfort of knowing you will be with him again one day.

Robert Escobar

September 11, 2020

John wrote me a letter from UD when I was in High School (his alma mater) with plans to go there. Later we met at school and played on the rugby team together. I have many fond memories of him bringing smiles to all with his wit and words. It was a pleasure to see him on alumni weekends and, silly as it sounds, just hear his voice. My family is praying for his. God Bless.

Rob Montero

September 11, 2020

Our condolences to Charlene and Henry. Thanks to John for making us laugh and welcoming us to Dallas. RIP

- The Montero Family

Caroline (Amorella) Uhalde

September 10, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to Charley, Henry and the entire Nyhart family. Eternal light shine upon him and may John’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest In Peace. You are in our prayers.

Caroline (Amorella) Uhalde

Tom Hudgins

September 10, 2020

My sincere condolences, we lost a kind sole and a great guy.
I just hope God sends down another very funny, great sole, to replace the one we just lost.
I will truly miss him but I will never forget the times we had at work and traveling and the knowledge he shared with me that I use daily.

Sam Maben

September 10, 2020

I was a friend of John’s father Peter and remember how proud he was of his son John! John reminded me of his Dad with his good sense of humor! My heart and prayers go out too his family may John
Rest In Peace🙏🙏

Joe Clifford

September 10, 2020

I miss your great stories, jokes and laughing with my friend. I will always cherish our great family vacations with you guys. The world is far more boring now.. God speed my friend.


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