OBITUARY

John Joseph Cash

May 25, 1929October 9, 2020

John Joseph Cash, completed his journey on Friday, the 9th of October 2020, peacefully in his sleep. He was 91 years of age. He always had a lot of fun with his name “Johnny Cash,” but felt his riches came from his relationships with his family and friends. A native Houstonian, John was born to Bernadette and Lee Cash on the 25th of May 1929. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1948 and attended the University of Houston after he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Society, the 50 Something Club, and the Goodfellow’s Club. John proudly ushered at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for decades where he was a member since 1954. On the 17th of January 1954, he married the love of his life, Jeanette Anthony Samperi and they were married until her passing in 2017.

John enjoyed visiting casinos, traveling, and socializing with friends and family. No person could walk by without him asking them their life story from restaurant servers, to those who cared for him at the Belmont Village, to his friends. He always had the room laughing. In his early years, he managed Brazos Ice House and then became a health inspector for the City of Houston for 10 years. Eventually, he began working in the family real estate business. The family wishes to thank the staffs of Belmont Village and A-med Hospice.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Luke A. Cash, and by his great-grandson, Euston Worrall.

John is survived by his daughters, Susan Worrall and son-in-law Jim Worrall and Bernadette Josey and son-in-law Bret Josey; his son John Lee Cash and daughter-in-law Katie Cash; grandchildren Valerie Folsom and her husband Thomas Folsom, Matthew Worrall and his wife Lauren Worrall, Ryan Josey, Lauren Salinas and her husband Angel Salinas, Holly Josey, John David Cash, and Audrey Cash; and great-grandchildren Conner and Cecilia Folsom, Jaxon Salinas, James Josey, and Max Worrall.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from two until five o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, the 18th of October, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where a recitation of the Holy Rosary will commence at four o’clock. Those unable to attend may access the livestream on Facebook by selecting the "Join Livestream" icon on the Rosary Service below.

A Mass of Christian Burial is to be offered at ten o’clock in the morning on Monday the 19th of October, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway in Houston. The mass will also be livestreamed and is accessible by selecting the "Join Livestream" icon on Mass of Christian Burial Service below.

KINDLY NOTE: due to the COVID-19 safety protocols in place at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, and for the safety of all, attendance is very limited and masks are required for entry to the church.

The Rite of Committal will follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. While masks and social distancing remain a requirement, there are no attendance restrictions for this service.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in John Cash's name may be directed to St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Dr. Houston, Tx 77007.

Services

  • Visitation with the Family

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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  • Mass of Christian Burial and Rite of Committal

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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Jacqueline Pontello

October 19, 2020

Susan, Bernadette and Johnny,

We are saddened to learn that your dear sweet dad has left us but happy in the thought that he is reunited with his beloved Jeannette.

Your dad enlivened many a family gathering with his twinkling eyes and gentle teasing. He was kindness personified, the epitome of a gentleman. May God rest his gentle soul.

Hugs to each of you, and to your families. To all who loved the inimitable Johnny Cash, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jacqueline Pontello, Carol Ann Pontello

Cheryl Parnis

October 19, 2020

Susan and Jim
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers. My favorite memories with John are all the discussions in the back of church with him and Homer. He always brought a smile to my face. May he rest in peace!
Love
Cheryl Parnis

Paul Protas

October 18, 2020

Johnny and Katie,
So sorry to hear of your father's ( father-in law's) passing. I never met him, but he and your mother must have been great parents to raise such a wonderful son. I'm sure he will be missed by all.

Paul and Nell Protas

mary donna piazza

October 18, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Cash family, the Worralls, and the Josie family. The Cash family are our lifetime friends. My father and mother cherished their friendship with Mr. Cash. We have numerous memories of birthday parties and many vacations together. John Cash loved to tell stories of our adventures and is the originator of my dad's nickname of " Short cut Charlie " on a trip to Colorado. We went to Utah and swam in the Great Salt Lake, Yellowstone to see Old Faithful, and of course feeding the roadside bears in the park. John Cash led the way in his blue Falcon with our family close behind in our white station wagon with suitcases full of food ( my mom's staples in case we got lost ! )
Mr. Cash was famous for handing our 2 dollar bills . He is probably doing this in heaven so the angels are never broke!! He joins his loved wife Jeanette, my mom and dad Dorothy and Joseph Michael. There are no more tears to be shed as they are all in the company of the Saints in Heaven and will be remembered fondly by us for all of our lifetime.

Matt & Gail Kilboy

October 18, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Mr. Cash was a very special man who made everyone feel welcomed & part of his family. It seems like yesterday that he was their to celebrate the Baptize of our children. Both of our children’s earliest childhood memory include “helping him” pass out bulletins after 5 pm Mass at SVDP. God Bless your family, Love Matt, Gail, Karina & John.

Roxanne Mancuso

October 18, 2020

Our sincere condolences for the loss of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will remembered for his love and kindness to all he knew. May he rest in peace.

love,
Joseph A. Mancuso, Sr., Roxanne Mancuso

Bernadette Brown

October 15, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. What a sweet and friendly man! I enjoyed visiting with John and his children, John and Bernadette at Belmont where my aunt and cousin live. I first met John after noticing his St. Thomas HighSchool hat! It was nice making so many connections and stirring up so many memories! Peace and comfort to John's family.

Homer & Julie Reyes

October 15, 2020

So sorry,, we lost a great guy, friend. Johnny will always be remembered in our hearts. What a nice sweet man it was our honor to have known him. Rest now my friend we miss you.

Kay Taylor

October 14, 2020

I met Johnny at Belmont Village. He was one of the nicest men that I have ever known! He was always quick with a smile and was truly interested in how you were doing. We could certainly use more men like him. I will miss him at Belmont Village and it won’t be the same without him. Onward and upward Johnny! 🌹

Lauretta Dortch

October 13, 2020

He was one of the most friendliest people I’ve ever known. My parents, Louie and Sally Ayo were great friends with Johnny and Jeannette and shared many good times together, as they will again in heaven. My sympathies and thoughts are with his family, as it is always so hard to lose your parent, no matter their age.

FROM THE FAMILY

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