Johnny Anthony Pulido, Sr., 65, of Kyle, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2020. He was born May 28, 1955 in Lubbock, Texas to Victor A. Pulido Sr and Herminia M. Pulido.
On December 30, 1972 Johnny married Elodia in Plainview, Texas. Johnny was a hard worker and made a career as a forklift driver for more than 40 years. Johnny was always referred to as “the life of the party.” Everyone who knew and met him could always count on a helping hand and joyous laughter. He was a devoted WWF/WWE fanatic, never missing a single Smackdown. He was a devout member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for 25 years.
Johnny is proceeded in death by his father Victor Pulido Sr. and his sister Nora Pulido. Johnny is survived by his mother Herminia Pulido of Plainview; his wife of 47 years Elodia Pulido of Kyle; and his children Annie Aguirre (Juan) of Kyle and Johnny A. Pulido Jr (Margaret) of Austin. He is also survived by his siblings Victor Pulido (Mary Lou) of Fort Worth, Jesse Pulido (Sandra) of Fort Worth, Bill Pulido of Plainview, Robert Pulido of Okinawa, Margie Hernandez (Mitch) of Plainview, and Melynda Garza of Plainview. He is also survived by his grandchildren Connie Aguirre, Christina Aguirre (Tyler), Israel Morales (Liz), and Juliana Morales (Joseph) and great grandchildren Liam Ashmore, Alexander Ashmore, Mark Cruz and David Morales; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at Thomason Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 and will include a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 3 at the Saint Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church in Kyle, Texas with interment to follow at the San Marcos City Cemetery.
The honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Ashmore, Israel Morales, Manuel Hernandez III, William Aguirre, Juan Trejo, Erik Gomez, and Corey Reyna.
Services are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. For more information and to sign the online registry, please visit thomasonfuneralhome.com.