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Juan Casarez Moa Sr.

July 21, 1947August 10, 2019
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Juan C. Moa "Johnny", age 72, passed away on August 10, 2019 in Dallas, TX. He was born July 21, 1947 in Brownsville, TX to Alfredo and Herminia C. Moa. Johnny was raised in West Dallas and graduated from Crozier Tech High School in 1966.

He proudly served his Country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded two Purple Heart Medals, two Bronze Star Medals with Valor, an Army Commendation Medal, an Infantry Combat Badge and a Vietnam Service Medal.

He married Sandra G. Moa in 1973 and the couple had three children. He worked as a Transportation Supervisor at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

Johnny was a brilliant musician and in 2007 he was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. In his spare time he enjoyed performing at weddings, quinceañeras and local Tejano night clubs such as the Hi-Ho Ballroom. Johnny loved going to church with his family, spending quality time with his family at the dining table and supporting the local sports teams. Johnny loved a clean car with shiny tires and consistently washed his car. He also enjoyed shopping and was always dressed to the "nine." His family and friends will always remember him as a loving and caring family man. He will also be remembered as a very talented musician, an honest and loyal friend, and someone that maintained a strong work ethic.

He is preceded in death by: his Father; Alfredo Moa Sr., Mother; Herminia C. Moa, Brothers; Abundio C. Moa and Alfredo Moa Jr., Sisters; Marianna M. Contreras and Guadalupe Contreras.

He is survived by: his Loving Wife, Sandra G. Moa, Daughter; Nora Moa Borlasca, Son-in-law; Erik R. Borlasca, Daughter; Evelyn Moa Garcia, Son-in-law; Steve Garcia, Son; Juanelo Moa and only grandson Aron B. Borlasca.

Rest in Peace, Johnny!


  • Sandra G. Moa, Wife
  • Nora Moa Borlasca, Daughter
  • Erik R. Borlasca, Son-in-law
  • Evelyn Moa Garcia, Daughter
  • Steve Garcia, Son-in-law
  • Juanelo Moa, Son
  • Aron B. Borlasca, Grandson
  • Alfredo Moa Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Herminia C. Moa, Mother (deceased)
  • Abundio C. Moa, Brother (deceased)
  • Alfredo Moa Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Marianna M. Contreras, Sister (deceased)
  • Guadalupe Contreras, Sister (deceased)
  • Mr. Moa leaves behind many more friends and family to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, August 17, 2019


Juan Casarez Moa Sr.

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Nora Borlasca

August 20, 2019

You answered God’s call and received your angel wings. Your passing is a big loss to many and will be felt for a very long time. Dad, you impacted so many lives with your music, your words of wisdom, and your caring nature. You were a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Thank you for all did for our family, especially building a strong family unit. Thank you for your military service, ARMY. We will always cherish the memories and hold them dear in our hearts. We miss you very much Dad. We love you very much Dad. God bless you.

Nora, Erik, & Aron Borlasca

Vera Rodriguez

August 17, 2019

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Moa and all her family and loved ones. Evelyn, I am so sorry of the passing of your Dad, mija. I grew up attending Quinceañera's and seeing The True Kings play at the Hi Ho Ballroom and other venues. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, mija. May the beautiful memories of your father, Mr. Johnny Moa, be of some comfort during this very hard time. Love you.

Pamela Rainville

August 16, 2019

My memory of Mr. Moa involves him playing his accordian. He joined his son Nelo's band onstage during a Mad Mexican concert. I believe it was during the band's celebration of their 15th year. Mr. Moa looked so happy playing and the picture I took of him and Nelo onstage is truly priceless. Mr. Moa, may your music forever play in our hearts. ❤️

George Martin

August 15, 2019

Not only was Juan an excellent musician but an excellent baseball pitcher. I had the privilege of coaching him at Crozier Tech in 1966 . I think he would have told you one of his greatest feats was the day he pitched all 7 innings to beat his former coach in a 3-2 game.. I admired this man very much.

Mary Ann Solis-Munger

August 14, 2019

In behalf of the Solis family, so saddened to hear about Johnny's passing. Prayers for your family. My brother Danny played guitar many years ago with The True Kings. My parents Salomon& Santos always had the highest respect for Johnny & greatfull when Danny at a very young age went on tour with the band. Johnny was like a father figure to him. My sister& I were 2 of the original Latin Go Go Girls& many times Johnny's band performed. My brother Ed also played guitar but not with True Kings. So sorry for your loss& My brothers Ed,Danny& myself"Mary Ann" know how sad it feels to have lost someone you love. My sister Sandra passed away in her early 40's& mother& daddy within last 7 years. God Bless ya'll & treasure the memories,not a day will go by that you will not think of Johnny.

Danilio Davila

August 14, 2019

I owe debt of gratitude to Juan Moa, he took care of a 21 year college graduate wet behind his ears in his first career opportunities at Dallas SER Jobs for Program, at the Garland Center and mentored me. I use the lessons he taught me 40 years later, and I respectfully share them with his daughter Evelyn. Our talks went from sports, music, lifestyle and our community West Dallas. He left a positive and fruitful legacy in his children and his friends. Rest in peace. Danny Davila

Carlos Vela

August 14, 2019

I was very saddened to hear that Johnny had passed. He was a good and very respectful man. It was a great honor for me to work for Johnny and the True Kings. My condolences to the Moa family, I know he will be greatly missed , rest in peace Compadre.
Carlos Vela

Clyde & Janie Alvarez

August 14, 2019

Dearest Moa Family,
Our most sincere condolences to each of you on the passing of Johnny; he was a wonderful person and a very talented musician. He will be dearly missed.
God Bless,
Clyde and Janie Alvarez
Atlanta, GA

Rosemary Farias

August 13, 2019

Sandra my family and I are so sorry for the lost of your dear Johnny. We have the entire family Moa in our prayers and thoughts during the great loss. May he RIP and we know that he continues to play his accordion up in heaven.

Larry Velez

August 13, 2019

My family send our deepest condolences, I use to play in the True King Band I played Guitar I Now live in Indiana again my deepest condolences to the moa family R. I .P