John Anthony Garacci
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Johnny passed away peacefully on April 17, 2014. A visitation will be Monday, April 21, 2014 from 11:00am - 12:30pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA. Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Ave, Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Father Charles Glorioso.
Johnny was preceded in death by his wife Connie Luker Garacci; parents, Victor and Josephine Garacci. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Melissa Garacci McElroy and husband Gill, Deborah Garacci Hart and husband Mark. His grandchildren, Laura Bowman, Emily Horne and husband Bobby, Lily Hart, and Timothy Hart. Great grandchildren, Caroline and John Robert Bowman. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Josie and Russell Pohl.
Honoring Johnny as pallbearers will be Lamar Logue, Chuck Patterson, Jr., David Patterson, Mark Pohl, Steve Pohl and Bill Shaw.
Johnny loved embracing life outdoors, working in his garden and going hunting and fishing with friends. Johnny is known for his sense of humor and quick wit. He never met a stranger and would give the shirt off his back to help a friend. He always brought a smile to your face with his sly smile and sense of humor. He owned and operated Johnny's TV Service for many years.
Deborah and Melissa would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Ashok Kompelli, Dr. Joyce Feagin, Dr. Michael Durci, and their staff at Willis-Knighton Cancer Treatment Center. A special thank you to all staff on 4 East at Willis-Knighton Medical Center for all of their love and compassion shown to their father.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd. 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101
Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 20, 2014