OBITUARY

John V Shropshire Jr.

March 7, 1941February 16, 2021

Johnny (John V.) Shropshire went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2021. Johnny was born on March 7, 1941 in Colorado City, Texas to John and Iva Lee Shropshire. He was raised in Lubbock and graduated from Monterey High School in 1959. Johnny attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Business Degree in 1964. After graduation, he began working in his family business with his father at the Shropshire Agency. Johnny was a natural people person, with the great character trait of wanting to taking care of people, and that he did. Johnny loved working with his dad and was overjoyed to welcome his son Jeff into the business. Throughout his career he became involved with many insurance organizations and received numerous certifications. He was honored to serve as Chairman of Combined Agents of America LLC and honored to serve his community as a past United Way Campaign Chairman.

Johnny was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas since he was a boy. One of his fondest memories was marching to the new sanctuary. He was a member of the McMillian Sunday School class and truly enjoyed serving the church in many capacities.

Johnny married Nan Rampy on June 1, 1963. They were blessed with two sons John and Jeff and celebrated 57 years of love and devotion to one another. Johnny will be remembered as a kind man, who loved his God, family, and country. He was an incredible man with honor, integrity, one who always wanted to do the right thing, a great leader, an encourager, a great personality, a wonderful dad, and an amazing husband.

Johnny was preceded in death by his mother and father, Iva Lee, and John Shropshire; his brothers-in-law Ralph Cooper and Mike Hovan. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Nan; their two sons and their spouses: John III and Cindy Shropshire and Jeff and Kelly Shropshire all of Lubbock; his grandchildren Zach Shropshire, Bethany Shropshire, Alexandra Shropshire, and Sam Shropshire; sister, Sue Cooper of Granbury; sister-in law, Susan Hovan of Virginia; a nephew and a niece.

Our deepest gratitude goes to the lovely people at The Isle at Raider Ranch for their excellent care.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. The service will be live streamed on the church’s Facebook page. The family suggest memorials to the Ever-Living Trust Fund at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Lubbock Meals on Wheels, or the Salvation Army.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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John V Shropshire Jr.

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Marisue Smith

February 21, 2021

Have appreciated my friendship with John through the years in our church. He has always been helpful and I appreciated him more and more over the years. I pray for God's comforting love for the whole family. Especially I pray for Sam, who has been one of my special church friends for several years now, and I have seen him grow in his faith and participate in the life of the church. Bless each family member in this loss of their loved one. May they know that he will continue to guide them as part of the great cloud of witnesses, now that he is in his eternal home with Jesus. With love, Marisue Smith

Gary and Carol Harber

February 21, 2021

Carol and I are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We will miss Johnny greatly but I know that he is now celebrating with family and friends with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!!
Nan, Johnny was such a special guy and we all loved him! You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
God bless you Dear Friends with All of His Blessings and for less than a blink of the eye we will Celebrate with him and our Lord and Savior!!
Gary and Carol Harber

Bob Allen

February 21, 2021

I knew Johnny from the first grade all the way through high school. He was always one of my favorite people. He was always friendly and always took the time to say hello. He was also an outstanding member of the Lubbock business community. He will be sorely missed.

Carole Barrett

February 21, 2021

Nan,
I am saddened to learn of Johnny’s passing. Rucker and Johnny shared quite a history together and Rucker always liked to catch up and visit at all the class reunions. Please express my sympathy to all the family.
Many hugs-Carole Gibson Barrett

Kenneth Kerr

February 21, 2021

It's a very sad day when you lose a friend that you have known since
grade school. Johnny was a true and loyal friend, that was always happy and up beat. I will miss him because he inspired me too be a
better person. May God bless Nan and the family during this hard
time.

Bill Russell

February 20, 2021

I have so many memories of my dear friend, Johnny, all of which are due to being part of CAA, especially playing golf and swapping stories. Jonny was always a man of honor, integrity, his love and devotion to Christ, his family and friends. He has always been someone I look up to and could depend on, a great witness and dear friend. He's in a better place.

Brian Hutcherson

February 20, 2021

Sure will miss his bubbly personality and genuine care for others. He was a great man! Prayers for your family.

God Bless
Brian Hutcherson

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