Johnny Ochoa, Sr. 83, of Waco, Texas passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at OakCrest Funeral Home, with Rev. Albert Ruiz, officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday October 21, 2019 at the funeral home.
Johnny was born on October 20, 1935 in Downsville, Texas to Willie and Consuelo (Gonzalez) Ochoa, Sr. He attended public schools and graduated with an Associate’s Degree. Johnny retired from the U. S. Air Force, after servicing 20 years, 4 months and 17 days. After retirement he made his home in Waco, Texas. He was a good and caring man, and a good friend to all he met.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Ninfa Ochoa; sister, Lily Chavez and husband Tino; brothers, Bill Ochoa, Jr., Sam Ochoa, Sr., and Charlie Ochoa and wife Cindy.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Howard Ochoa; children, Carol Vasquez, Johnny Ochoa, Jr., and wife Susie, Cathey Gajewski and husband Robert, Carla Wright and husband Keith of Auburn, Washington, 34 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren; sister, Sandy Gonzales and husband Celestino; brothers, Ernest Ochoa and wife Nebolena, and Cecil Ochoa; and many nieces and nephews. His step-children; Sandra Kruger and husband Robert, Michael Loftin, Jr., Rhonda Machac, Theresa Loftin and husband James Holder, and Jerry Loftin and wife Lisa; 13 step grandchildren; and 8 step great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are grandsons; Jesse Gajewski, Vincent Vasquez II, Christopher Bowie, Johnny Ochoa III, Skylar Davis, Dustin Loftin and Jason Atkins.