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OBITUARY

Dr. John Henry Texter Jr.

June 13, 1936May 21, 2019

TEXTER, Dr. John Henry, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on May 21, 2019, at the age of 82. He was born June 13, 1936, in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John Henry Texter and Florence Hoyer Texter. He was also predeceased by his brother, Russell Texter, of Sharon, Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his urological residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Brady Institute. John practiced urology at the Medical College of Virginia from 1971 to 1981, and became Chairman of the Division of Urology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1981, until his retirement in 1998.

John, known for his wit, humor, charm and devotion, will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Joy T. Texter; his daughter, Rebecca Texter Arlauskas, her husband, Joseph and their son, Seth; his son, John Henry Texter III, his wife, Lori and their children, Zeke, Emma and Eli; his niece, Anna Kanter, her husband, Jonathan and their daughter, Miriam; his nephew, Benjamin Turpin; and two special doggies, Max and Mandy.

A celebration of John’s life will be conducted at Winfree Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. The interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, Virginia 23113 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Arrangements are being handled by Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, Midlothian, Virginia.

  • FAMILY

  • He was also predeceased by his brother, Russell Texter, of Sharon, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Joy T. Texter; his daughter, Rebecca Texter Arlauskas, her husband, Joseph and their son, Seth; his son, John Henry Texter III, his wife, Lori and their children, Zeke, Emma and Eli; his niece, Anna Kanter, her husband, Jonathan and their daughter, Miriam; his nephew, Benjamin Turpin; and two special doggies, Max and Mandy.
  • DONATIONS

  • Winfree Memorial Baptist Church
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 1, 2019

Memories

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Shirlee Davidson

August 31, 2019

Dear Joy,

Glen and I just learned of John’s death and many fond memories of knowing both you and John when we were with SIU School of Medicine came flowing forth. Please know we are thinking of you and send our love and deepest sympathy.

Glen and Shirlee Davidson

Doug Barringer

August 26, 2019

Dear Mrs. Texter and family,

My name is Doug Barringer and I live on Old Salem Lane just west of Springfield, Illinois. Years ago I had the great, great pleasure to play tennis with John when you lived just down the road from my boyhood home. If you recall, my family was fortunate to have a tennis court in our backyard. We played with Judge Jim Craven and his son Don. It was always John and the Judge against Don and I. John and Judge were senior to Don and I by about 20 years, but it always seemed Don and I did all the running around on the court while your husband and Judge never moved and were victorious most of the time. Those were beautiful memories that I will always cherish. I may have lost touch with you and John over the years, but I never stopped thinking about you both and wishing you well.

Godspeed,

Doug

William Johnston

June 10, 2019

I am sorry to hear of John’s death. I considered him a great teacher and good friend. He arrived at MCV’s department of Urology the same year I started as a 1st year Urology Resident. He was a welcome addition to what was already an impressive faculty. We residents got the benefit of Dr. Texter’s teaching until he left MCV to become Chairman of the Diepartment of Urology at Southern Illinois Medical School. We have kept in contact over the years at meetings and skiing trips and by phone. I will miss him and his sense of humor. He was a good man. My sympathy to Joy.
Will Johnston, MD

Richard Selo

May 31, 2019

John was one of the finest and most talented physicians I have met. More importantly he was one of the finest people. Intelligent and caring, he was a great mentor, instructor and friend.

Thomas Baron

May 29, 2019

One of the most outstanding physicians I have known. He provided the best care for his patients and provided an outstanding educational environment for the residents. He had a great sense of humor, especially his limericks.

Joe Concodora

May 29, 2019

I am so sorry to learn about John’s passing. I always felt a special bond with him as he and I began our time at the Urology Department at MCV on the same weekend in July of 1971. He was a new attending and I a newly minted 3rd year medical student starting as a Urology Extern. Over the next 7 years until I completed my Urology Residency in 1978, I valued his knowledge, surgical skills and friendship. I was a better urologist because of him. My sincere condolences go to his lovely wife Joy and his children. Rest In Peace my friend! 🙏

Samir Boutros

May 29, 2019

John was a wonderful person and an outstanding mentor. He had a great sense of humor and was a great story teller.
He will be missed.
My heartily condolences to Joy and the family.

Lloyd & Karen Curry

May 29, 2019

Joy,

It’s terrible to hear about your loss and we express our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Lloyd & Karen

IAN DUNCAN

May 29, 2019

JOHN WAS MY MENTOR WHEN I JOINED THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY IN 2003
ALWAYS THE TEACHER HE LED ME THROUGH THE CURRICULUM AND LOTS OF ONBOARD PRACTICE WITH THE 35 FOOT JOHN'S JOY.
BESIDES BEING A FIRST CLASS TEACHER, COXSWAIN AND DR, HE WAS A FIRST CLASS GENTLEMAN.
TO ALL OF HIS FAMILY, ESPECIALLY JOY, OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY.
WE WILL MISS HIM.
SEMPER PARATUS

IAN & ILONA DUNCAN

Monte Cordray

May 28, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Texter. Extraordinary mentor and teacher. To Joy and his family- Sharon and my sincere condolences

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

TEXTER, Dr. John Henry, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on May 21, 2019, at the age of 82.
He was born June 13, 1936, in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, the son of the late John Henry Texter and Florence Hoyer Texter. He was also predeceased by his brother, Russell Texter, of Sharon, Pennsylvania.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his urological residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Brady Institute.
John practiced urology at the Medical College of Virginia from 1971 to 1981, and became Chairman of the Division of Urology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1981, until his retirement in 1998.
John, known for his wit, humor, charm and devotion, will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Joy T. Texter; his daughter, Rebecca Texter Arlauskas, her husband, Joseph and their son, Seth; his son, John Henry Texter III, his wife, Lori and their children, Zeke, Emma and Eli; his niece, Anna Kanter, her husband, Jonathan and their daughter, Miriam; his nephew, Benjamin Turpin; and two special doggies, Max and Mandy.
A celebration of John’s life will be conducted at Winfree Memorial Baptist Church on Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. The interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, 13617 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, Virginia 23113 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Arrangements are being handled by Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, Midlothian, Virginia.