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John Victor Searcy II passed away June 16, 2011 in New Braunfels, Texas after a long struggle following a car accident. He was born March 18, 1941, in Beeville, Texas to Richard "Dick" Searcy and Lorene Farris Searcy. After graduating from Highlands High School in San Antonio, he attended Rice University and Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. From an early age, John excelled in sports, particularly football, where he achieved many accolades. He led the Texas A&M Javelinas to the Lone Star Conference Championship in 1962. After college, he played for the San Antonio Toros, our city's own contribution to the Continental Football League. John started his own general contracting business, working with numerous high profile companies, from Southwestern Bell to the Centeno grocery store chain. His business was successful for decades and his buildings can still be seen all over South Texas. A residential street in the Thousand Oaks area bears his name to this day. An avid inventor, he held many patents, including one for a type of electrical battery that controls direct current power systems. In his later years, he was very active in the arts, working in wood and metal. He was also a survivor of throat cancer. He was preceded in death by both parents and his sister, Rebecca Daughtery; He is survived by his his wife, Cathy Bauer of Canyon Lake; his son, Victor Searcy of Houston & his daughter, Erin Searcy of Los Angeles, Calif.; his remaining sisters, Wanda Moore of Fresno, Calif., Judith Magee of Las Cruces, N.M. Ruth Harz of Bulverde & Jane Searcy-Mahon of San Antonio. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Denise Billings, Paul Rakowitz & Robin McCleary; grandchildren: Brittany Mireles, Jessica Tate, Shane Billings, Gorden McCleary III, Tyler McCleary, Kendall Brock, Kora Brock, and Bennet Brock all of Canyon Lake, Texas.
Services will be held at: Canyon Lake Church
of Christ, at 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 .
Published in Express-News from June 21 to June 22, 2011