Johnny Wayne Tiffee (1952-2019)

Johnny Wayne Tiffee passed away on November 9, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Johnny was born in 1952 in Aberfoyle, Texas and was raised by his parents Foid and Nadine Tiffee in Wolfe City, Texas. Upon turning 18, Johnny volunteered for the Army and served his country in Vietnam. After returning home, he married the love of his life, Susan, and raised two boys, Sean and Matthew. Still driven by a desire to serve his country, Johnny earned a degree from East Texas State University and joined the Air Force, ultimately earning the rank of Captain before turning his attention to education.

Eager to help students who faced unique challenges, Johnny began a long career as an educator in both Austin and Hays. He was determined to show students they were capable of more than they imagined and spent his days ensuring that they met the incredibly high bar he set for them, which they always did. He established unique programs, such as elementary chess teams, to provide opportunities to students they may not have otherwise had. He drew the best out of everyone around him and was meticulous in everything he did. Anyone who met Johnny is a better version of themselves because they knew him.

Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Susan, his sons Sean (Sylvia) and Matthew, his sisters Dianne (Mike) and LaNell, his brother William (Carol), countless nieces and nephews, and his granddaughters Alexis and Brianna.

Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Johnny’s family on his On-line memorial site.

Funeral assistance provided by Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby Lane, Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 268-8200

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