OBITUARY

Johnny James Torres

February 20, 1968February 4, 2013
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Johnny James Torres, 44 of Visalia, California passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013.

John was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 20, 1968 to Marlene and Irene (Tito) Torres. He served four years in the Marine Corps and is a veteran of Desert Storm. He married Elizabeth Torres in July 1991 in Covina, California. They had a home built in Visalia, California in 2001 which became their permanent residence for their family. He worked as a Correctional Officer for the California State Prison System at Salinas Valley, CSATF, and Kern Valley for 17 years. John was renown for his countless drug busts and even wrote a book where he shared his knowledge of searching in “Searching Techniques and Tactics”. By far his most memorable qualities are his unique sense of humor and his unwavering desire to help people; even complete strangers. John always lived his life to the fullest and had a very loud, yet warming personality. John will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew and loved him.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his two sons Johnny and Eric Torres, his wife Elizabeth Torres, Mother and Father Tito and Marlene Torres, sister Lisa Torres and Brother Paulie Torres and many family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, California. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12 Noon at the Visalia District Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, CA.

Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.

Donations may be made in Johnny’s name to one of his favorite organizations that include Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Gindick Unit, 215 W. Tulare Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277, United States Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway, Triangle, VA 22172 or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2013
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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Iris Suarez

January 21, 2014

Johnny i miss you cousin. .. I hope your dancing up there with the angels! Thinking about you. .. love you very much

Darlyne Torres- Auntie "Dar-Dar"

January 21, 2014

My dearly missed & loved nephew- will never forget my million memories I have of you. They are endless! Our walks, our runs, our plays all through your years of growing up. You are one of my special nephews who like to fish and knew how to invent new games when we were bored- Like the one when you could inhale air into your body and "Blow Farts" when you would come over and steal all my candy canes off the tree- at Christmas. My loving memories of you, are you, forever, your loving face is in my mind everyday.

I love you Auntie Dar
I'll remember you, TCB.

Darlyne Torres "Auntie Dar-Dar"

January 21, 2014

My dearly missed & loved nephew- will never forget my million memories I have of you. They are Endless! Our walks, our runs, our plays all through your years of growing up. You are one of my special nephews who knew how to invent new games when we were bored- like the one when you could inhale air into your body & "Blow Farts" when you would come over & steal all my candy canes off the tree- at Christmas. My loving memories of you, are you, forever, your loving face is in my mind everyday.

I love you- Auntie Dar

Michael Torres

January 20, 2014

We all still miss you big guy. Love you. We will all see one another one day. R.I.P J.J My Godfather.

Jenny and Dave Ramirez

April 30, 2013

Johnny, we remember when you came home from the Corps. You had grown to become the man we knew you would be. We were as proud of you as anyone. You will be missed.

Iris Suarez

March 8, 2013

Johnny, i still cant believe you're gone. I'll forever remember our first and the only Packer game we went to. We had a blast wit Tito and Ray. We had a great connection cuz nd MY heart will always hurt for this loss, but i will forever feel blessed to have known such a special person. Love you.. Iris

Linda Orr

March 8, 2013

I still can't believe that you are gone. I always remember you as a fun loving kid pulling pranks. I know you are having fun in Heaven, making your Grandma Helen and my mom Frances laugh. Will see you again. Love you.

Lisa Marie Torres

March 7, 2013

To my loving brother. Thank you for all the exciting spontaneous camping and fishing trips. What you and I had was very special and very strong and no one will ever be able to take that away. I will continue to block negativity from others and like you always told me, "A Torres Never Quits" I love you broski! Love your Sis, Lisa Marie

Brian Holland OD

February 22, 2013

I always enjoyed when Johnny would come in to the office. He was always very pleasant. He would usually come in to the office together with his family, Elizabeth, Johnny and Eric. When I was with another patient in another room, I knew when Johnny arrived because of his distinctive voice. It was very recognizable. Even though I only saw him once a year or so, I will miss him greatly. I will miss his genuine personality and friendly attitude he always had toward me. My prayers are with you and your family.

February 21, 2013

Johnny, it's so wonderful to read all these comments from so many people who's lives you touched; you're family back home are mourning you're loss...so sad...RIP cousin Johnny, God Bless You...

Cari