OBITUARY

John Bunyan Bible

August 20, 1948May 22, 2020
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John Bunyan Bible, 71, beloved husband, father and brother was called by God, May 22, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in San Antonio, Texas at the downtown Nix Hospital on August 20, 1948. As well as a sixth generation Texan, John was a descendent of colonial Scot-Irish and English ancestors; his maternal ancestors settled around Leakey, TX where he loved to go deer hunting. John was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Orville (Lucille Pendley) Bible, his sister, Lucretia Elizabeth Bible Byars, and his daughter, Kylee Elizabeth Bible Martin. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Colette Reagan Burch Bible, and his son, John-Thomas Reagan (Mary) Bible, both of Portland, TX. His brother, Frederick (Ann) Bible, his son-in-law, Roy Bishop Martin and his mother-in-law, Tommy Lee Reagan Burch (95), all of San Antonio, TX, also survive him. He was a proud and loving grandfather, aka Bpapa, to three grandchildren, Hayden Thomas Bible (17), Reagan Nancy Martin (3), and William Bishop Martin (2); who will dearly miss him. His niece, Jessica Leigh Bible and his nephew, Rick (Velma) Bible held a special place in his heart. In 1971, John obtained his bachelor’s degree in P.E. from Baylor University, in 1972 his lifetime teaching certificate from Texas State University, and in 1983 his master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Over his lifetime, teaching for over 40 years, he believed one taught his students with patience, fairness, consistency, discipline and to respect themselves, as well as others. Recognized as one of the founding fathers of UIL Soccer in South Texas, John, as Gregory-Portland High School Boy’s Head Soccer Coach for 10 years between 1985 to 1995, won 8 UIL district’s championships, was elected Coach of the Year several times, and served as Parliamentarian Region IV for the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. He was also a lifetime member of Texas High School Coaches Association.

Pallbearers: Frederick Bible, Hayden Bible, Rick Bible, Roy Martin, Andrew Martin, Joey Ramon.

Visitation will be 4-8 pm, Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 3 pm, Monday, June 1, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum 3000, Garden of Hope.

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  • John was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Orville (Lucille Pendley) Bible, his sister, Lucretia Elizabeth Bible Byars, and his daughter, Kylee Elizabeth Bible Martin. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Colette Reagan Burch Bible, and his son, John-Thomas Reagan (Mary) Bible, both of Portland, TX. His brother, Frederick (Ann) Bible, his son-in-law, Roy Bishop Martin and his mother-in-law, Tommy Lee Reagan Burch (95), all of San Antonio, TX, also survive him. He was a proud and loving grandfather, aka Bpapa, to three grandchildren, Hayden Thomas Bible (17), Reagan Nancy Martin (3), and William Bishop Martin (2); who will dearly miss him. His niece, Jessica Leigh Bible and his nephew, Rick (Velma) Bible held a special place in his heart.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 1, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Monday, June 1, 2020

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WILLIAM BURNAM

June 4, 2020

John lived across the street from me on Burwood in San Antonio when we were kids heck I was even an usher at his wedding. He will be missed .

Del Powell

June 1, 2020

Mr. B was an awesome person who I was honored to meet. I can see where his son got his loyalty to friends, and family. I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of another great man.

Abby Aparicio

May 31, 2020

I remember Mr B always being the life of the party while hussling everyone at pool. He loved pretending like he didn’t know how to play and then running the table. Or how about those late night swims with the neighborhood kid’s playing volleyball. Little did I know I would soon share my son with him. My son nicknamed him BePapa at a young age, and let me tell you he sure was a fun grandpa to have. From the flop downs on the slip and slide to the late night tractor rides. Hayden always lite up when he saw his BPapa.
Oh how the kicks at the bowling alleys, and the hat throws across lanes when you missed a pin will be missed. Please give Kylee a big squeeze from us, oh how deeply you are both missed. Too bad Heaven doesn’t have visiting hours, however Heaven is a beautiful place because they have both of you. Please watch over our boy and I pray he makes you proud. Bepapa you were one of a kind. 💙💙💙

Bruce Steele

May 28, 2020

Our sincere condolences to all of the John Bible family for the earthly departure of a fine man and good friend. I met John after he started teaching classes and coaching soccer at GPHS. I started my 35 year involvement in GP and Coastal Bend youth soccer about that same time. I figured that since I was coaching and training future GPHS soccer players, I should get to know the high school coach and his philosophy and methodology. He, in turn, became much more involved in the GP youth soccer organization. We became good friends and remained so for many years.
Vaya con dios John and may there be an unlimited supply of Dr. Pepper in heaven!

Bruce, Dorise, Jeff and Mike Steele

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