Johnny Gonzales Pineda Jr.
August 7, 1942 – November 27, 2019
On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Johnny G. Pineda Jr. passed away at the age of 77 after his battle with cancer. The family takes great comfort in knowing that he is now at peace in the arms of his Lord.
Johnny was born on August 7, 1942 in Houston, Texas to John and Raquel Pineda. He was one of seven children who were close and grew up in the East end of Houston.
Johnny proudly served in the US Army infantry division from 1967 to 1969. He earned numerous medals including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his brave service during the Vietnam War. He loved to cook and when his service ended he found employment working at a local Houston Mexican restaurant. Cooking also took him to Memphis, Tennessee where he could enjoy his other pastime, music.
Johnny is preceded in death by his father, John Pineda, his mother, Raquel Pineda Mireles, stepfather, Fernando (Nando) Mireles, siblings: Danny and Richard Pineda, sister, Bertha Hernandez and nephew Steven Ramirez. Left to cherish his loving memories are siblings: Amparo Rodriguez, Estella and Alex Nuncio, Robert Pineda and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Johnny was a quiet, private person and it is with great love and respect for him that we will honor his wishes to not have a public funeral service.