John Wayne Wachob, 70, a resident of Alvin, TX, passed away
September 16, 2021 in his home with his Loving Wife and Son by his side.
What do you say about a Man that was Loved by so many with so little space to write? He was born to a Modest Couple in Dade City, FL on October 14, 1950 to John and Eunice (Hobbs)Wachob. He was later Blessed Knowing Doris Wachob as Mom as well.
Affectionately Known by Many as John Wayne, he was always the FIRST to help so many people with any and all projects, but always the LAST to ask for help or accept it when it was needed. His First True Love was Grits and Eggs with a side of Bacon.
His second Love was Fishing, known as “Guide-Strike” by His Brothers; Wayne, Sterling and Ron and nephews, everyone said they wanted to ride in his boat due to the “abundance of snacks he always had on hand.” But I knew the truth, he was just the guy you wanted to fish with.
He always had the best stories about fishing and long Motorcycle trips, and right up till the end he was still telling those tales. His Sense of Humor was second to none. He had some doozies, that usually wound up with something broken…even if it was just our prides.
He was never scared of hard work and always rose quickly to top of any company that was fortunate enough to have him. He called Bridgewood Properties his last home of employment of over 20 years that allowed him to be able to retire in a comfortable lifestyle for the last 5 years.
He LOVED the Lord, Jesus Christ, and would often ask “What would God want you to do?” when you were making a decision.
His Last love that he found came in the form of Cathy Lou, she is just what he needed to settle down his Harley Davison riding ways(haha) and take some incredible trips, to understand and appreciate the beauty in Hummingbirds and simple yellow butterflies. Like a good western was meant to be John Wayne had an amazing woman by his side right to the very end. Thank you, Cathy.
He always knew he was blessed with the best Grandchildren in the world; Cheyenne, Autumn, John Weston, and Shelby. “GPA” lived everyday looking forward to the next time he saw them.
He was known by many names and LOVED by so many, but I knew him as Dad, Counselor, Mentor, but most of all he was my Best Friend. The hole he leaves is vast and I look forward to the day when we meet again and he fills that void.
Until then, Dad, we will carry on and try to fill some pretty big shoes.
John is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: James Henry Wachob and J.J. Wachob.
He leaves behind his wife, Cathy Lou Wachob; son, Joshua Wachob; grandchildren: Cheyenne Wachob, Autumn Wachob, John-Weston Wachob and Shelby Wachob
sisters: Karen Hillman, Robin Miller, husband Dan, Helen Baux; mom, Doris Wachob, tons of Nieces and Nephews
My dad was blessed later in life with 2 amazing grown daughters from Cathy, He didn’t believe in the word “step” anything. And they embraced him like a Dad and he liked it.
Rebecca Dow, husband Darnell, and Jennifer Amerine; Heladio “Lalo” Moreno, Lilly Dow, Ricky Dow and Ruby Dow.
Ex-wife of 20 years, Tommie Sue Wachob, they remained friends for the rest of his life and still had a Special Love for each other. They proved Divorce doesn’t have to be bitter.
Please leave your favorite Stories of John in the comments for the family to read.
In lieu of Flowers, please make Donations to St. Jude’s children’s Hospital. During his battle with cancer, he saw many children afflicted and it broke his heart to see such things. Considering them, he felt like he was blessed with a full life.