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William John Southwell III was born on January 19, 1933 in Edinburg, TX and went to his eternal home on July 6, 2022 in Hondo, TX
John graduated from McAllen High School in 1951, volunteered for the U.S. Army from 1953-1955, and graduated from the University of Texas in 1957.
During his career, John was President and CEO of 2 international companies, a homebuilder and realtor as well as a Financial Consultant. He was on the lay staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for several years.
John and his wife, Debbie, moved to Hondo in 2004. Several years later they became CASA volunteers which led them to form HANK, Inc. (Helping Abused & Neglected Kids).
John was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Billie Jo Southwell, and his brother, James W. Southwell. He leaves behind the love of his life, Debbie, son John (Penny) Southwell, daughter Dion (Brian) Lawson, son Mark (Nicole) Southwell, brother Steve (Sheryl) Southwell, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, John’s wish was that tax-deductible donations be made to HANK, Inc.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at New Fountain United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. Please wear bright colors; John wanted this to be a joyous celebration of his life.
Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)
New Fountain United Methodist Church
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