- November 24, 1955 - January 17, 2017
- Corpus Christi, Texas
of John's Passing
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John Anthony Sheldon passed away peacefully, at home, January 17, 2017. John was 61 years old. He was born November 24, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas. John courageously battled cancer for over 8 years.
John is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Mary Ann and Manuel Cirlos Sr. (a strong mentor throughout John's life).
John is also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, beloved cousins, uncles, and aunts along with his in-laws, Patricio (Pat) and Ruth Botello.
John is survived by his mother, Josephine Cirlos Sheldon, father, Florentino T. Sheldon Jr., sister Mary Frances Vasquez (Greg).
Key survivors in John's life are his beloved wife of 37 years Rebecca (Becky) Botello Sheldon, beloved sons Anthony (Tony) Sheldon, Mark Anthony Sheldon and granddaughter, Carla Garza-Sheldon.
John's working career began at age ten shining shoes at Shopmart Barber Shop and selling concessions at local sporting venues such as The Sportatoreum. As John grew older and obtained a driver's license, he obtained his first "real partime" job at Panjo's Pizza Parlor. He worked at Panjo's while attending Ray High School, Del Mar College, and on breaks from the University of Texas at Austin.
After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business from the University of Texas, John chose to work for a Fortune 50 telecommunications company for the next 27 years. He completed his MBA at Corpus Christi State University in 1993. John's second career was spent working the next 10 years in pharmaceutical sales. John was always interested in the dynamics of the stock market. He remained an active stock trader until the final weeks of his life.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Corpus Christi Funeral Home with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. that same evening.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, John requested that donations be made to Holy Cross Church, 1109 N. Staples, CC TX 78401; St. Jude Children's Hospital, or Triumph Over Kid Cancer.
John and his family wish to thank the Holy Cross Parish community for their prayers, love & support.
We also thank Dr. Emil Salloum, Dr. Jonathan Martin, Dr. James Dinn, and John's doctors and staff at MD Anderson and Nurses on Wheels for their care.