OBITUARY

Johnny Melvin Alspaugh

October 14, 1951September 16, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.

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Johnny Melvin Alspaugh

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Linda Candy

September 25, 2011

How very saddend I am to hear of Johnny's demise just this morning. I have not seen him since high school when he and my husband worked nights together at Houston Lighting and power as janitors. We were all fun loving teenagers then with hopes and dreams of a wonderful life. It sounds as if Johnny had just that. I spoke to him once a few years ago via computer, promising to meet, but as life had it we never did. I am so sorry now that I did not. I know that as a family you are so grieved, but our Heavenly Father knows when it is time. My prayers are with you all. Linda Candy

Amber Sherman

September 25, 2011

I was so lucky to have known Johnny although not long enough! He was an amazing man who gave so much too so many. He was like Santa Clause always there with a surprise when it was unnecessary. I don’t think he could stand knowing that someone was unhappy. When my father passed away Johnny came to the rescue.... out of the blue and helped me unlike any other person. When my husband and I were stranded halfway across the country he arranged for us to get home right in time for Christmas. He even bought me my first hockey jersey because he knew I wanted it so bad. Just thinking about that brings a big smile to my face. How random and funny is that? I have a feeling he was there for far more people than anyone will ever know. I will forever be in debt to him for his kindness and generosity. Heaven sure got an amazing angel. He was definitely and angel to me!!

John Blackwell

September 24, 2011

John and I started at Shell on or about the same day. I can never remember him saying a bad word about anyone. Our job directions split somewhere along the way, but those early days together in the printer room made us friends forever. I know you will all miss him deeply as I do. What a kind and generous person he was. My heartfelt condolences.

Courtney Halyburton

September 24, 2011

Aunt Jane and cousins (J.J. and Jeremy).. I was deeply saddened to hear about Uncle Johnny.. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel.. I have many fond memories of him that I will always cherish.. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead...

I unable to come to the memorial service but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..

Scott & Becky Myers

September 23, 2011

Jane and sons, how sorry Becky and I are to hear of John’s passing. I can’t remember if I bought from or sold John my first and last bike; it wasn’t a Gold Wing. I really enjoyed being around John with his good nature and that funny laugh as we worked some pretty crazy shifts at Shell. I am pretty straight forward (not always to my credit) and John came up with a saying that I “could not hang my diploma because I had no tack”. I remember the times we talked of dreams about his farm in East Texas and me at Lake Brownwood. I know John being such a fine man, husband, and father has made many meaningful memories for each of us and that will keep him alive.

We will not be able to make John’s Memorial Service but we send God’s love to his family.

Andrew Schroeder

September 23, 2011

I worked with John many years ago. I'm sure he will be missed May God bless his family.

American Heart Association

September 23, 2011

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Greg Smith

September 23, 2011

I was 1 of his best friends in high school. I remember when I met him in the school library. We talked about buying Goldwings and touring. At the time I we both had small Hondas. I remember when he told me he had met Jane and she was "THE ONE"... Ironic that he was living the dream when he was called home. I used to visit wih John and Jane very often. I had not seen John in 10 yrs. we met for BBQ for lunch. We used to go shooting guns quite often.His dad gave each of us a 1903 Springfield rifle.I was just trying to contact his sister Lilly a week ago. I spent a lot of time at their home. Really great folks. I was at lunch today "when I read the news "oh boy". I am so sad for the loss. I will definetely be at the memorial. My sincere PRAYERS FOR ALL.-Greg Smith

Elvin Lewis

September 22, 2011

I worked with John at Shell. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great guy and friend and co-worker.

Jesse Guinn

September 22, 2011

So Sorry for your loss.