Funeral services for Anton “Tony” Charles Jurica, 85, of Dallas, Texas, are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time with a Rosary starting at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Tony passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Dallas, TX.
Anton Charles Jurica was born on October 31, 1935, in Ennis, Texas, to parents, Anton Louis Jurica and Mary Muzny. Tony’s biological mother passed away early in his life. His father raised Tony with the only mother he knew, Effie. Tony graduated from St. John’s Catholic School in Ennis. Tony married JoAnn Prachyl on Sept. 28, 1957, in Ennis and they lived in the Lakewood area of Dallas from 1960 to 2017. His father owned a wrecking yard and he learned at an early age to repair vehicles. Tony was a front end and brake specialist for Town East Ford, Bankston Nissan and Rusty Wallace Honda. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas for 59 years. Tony loved fishing and sports and enjoyed coaching his kids through the years. He was the true rock of his family and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Effie Jurica; wife, JoAnn Jurica; sister, JoAnn Dolezalik and husband, Louis, and brothers-in-law, Frank Vrla, Raymond Prachyl and wife, Pauline.
Tony is survived by his daughters, Rita and husband, Greg MacPherson, Julie and husband, Ryan Esquell, JoAnn and husband, J.D. Denney; sons, Larry Jurica and wife, Melinda, Jody Jurica and wife, Katie, Tony Jurica and wife, Emily, Jerry Jurica and wife, Emily; brother, Raymond Jurica and wife, Barbara; sister, Genevieve Jurica Dorton; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jack), Todd, Trent (Allison), Jarik (Caddy), Taylor (Evan), Melissa (Moose), Scott, Anna, Katie, Ben, Austin, Matthew, Corey, Shannon, Jack, Kate, Avery, and Wayne; great-grandchildren, Marshall, Cooper, Kenneth, Lucy and Brighton; sister-in-law, Wilma Vrla.
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