Johnnie C. Jirasek

January 24, 1926January 8, 2019

Johnnie Jirasek, 92, of San Angelo, Texas awoke to a glorious dawn on January 8, 2019 and was taken by the hand of our Savior and led through the gates of heaven. Johnnie was born on January 24, 1926 in Taylor, Texas. He married Dena Gibbs on September 25, 1954. Two sons were born of this marriage, Gary and Mike Jirasek. Johnnie served his country in the U.S. Army and later worked as a driver at the Goodyear Proving Grounds at San Angelo, retiring after over 30 years. In retirement, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and he also loved to work on cars. Johnnie never met a stranger and could keep a conversation going indefinitely. He will be missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Dena, his son, Gary, grandsons, Steven (Misti), and John Michael (Dylan), great-grandchildren Matthew, Zach, Rylee, and Bentley, special daughter-in-law Lisa Jirasek, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and one son, Mike Jirasek. Services will be held at Johnson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, January 12th at 2:00 p.m. with graveside to follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steven and John Michael Jirasek, Jack and Jim Pool, Jake Alberts, and Kendall Gibbs. Special thanks to Hospice of San Angelo for their loving care.


  • Dena Jirasek, Wife
  • Henry Jirasek, Father
  • Mary Kovar Jirasek, Mother
  • Gary Jirasek, Son
  • Mike Jirasek, Son
  • Steven (Misti) Jirasek, Grandson
  • John Michael (Dylan) Jirasek, Grandson
  • Also left to cherish his memory are great-grandchildren Matthew, Zach, Rylee, and Bentley, special daughter-in-law Lisa Jirasek, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

  • Steven Jirasek
  • John Michael Jirasek
  • Jack Pool
  • Jim Pool
  • Jake Alberts
  • Kendall Gibbs


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Johnnie C. Jirasek

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Ramona Haynie

January 11, 2019

Good man, served his country, enjoyed good life. Probably broke the mold. A joy to be around.

Heather Rain

January 10, 2019

Johnnie & Dena are dear friends of my grandparents and every since I was a little girl Johnnie was so special to me. He could scoop you up & and hug you like no other. There are so many sweet memories of this dear man! He absolutely loved to talk and I loved listening to his stories! He bonded with my husband over their military service! He always had a smile and huge hug for anyone in his path.It’s hard to express how much he meant to my late grandfather Lee Roy! They were the best of friends & When my grandfather fell ill Johnnie would visit him and make him feel much better. True friends for life! Now they are reunited in Heaven and undoubtedly making trouble. He is a gem of a man & we were lucky to have known him! Dena and family I’m very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. My warmest condolences to you all!
Heather Rain

Jackie Gift

January 10, 2019

I have so many memories of staying at Dena and Johnnie's house in the summer. We always had fun, laughing and joking. Johnnie always had stories to tell. I'll miss you Uncle Johnnie's! Till we meet again.

Cheryl Bricken

January 10, 2019

Sure will miss all the teasing and laughs. You were the best.