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“Dearest Nancy, I was searching for you and John on the internet when I read that John had passed. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. I...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Vera Maness - Harker Heights, TX

“So many of my fondest childhood memories involve the Menards - Church, vacations, tennis tournaments, etc... Mr. Menard was a great man and I know...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Bryan Teel - Sugar Land, TX

“John and I shared an internet workload these past few years thru RPH-on-the-Go. Just learning of John's passing. I extend heartfelt prayers to you...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Mickey Andrews - Montgomery, AL

“You will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure working with you via phone calls from College Station. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Birnbaum - TX

“He will always be remembered as you share the stories and the memories of how he lived his life and how very much he meant, may you find comfort.....Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Magallon Family - TX

“Stephen, Ellyn and Ted, We were so sorry to hear about your dad. We pray that God will comfort you and surround you with His love. Please know you...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Ann & James Maass - Bynum, TX

“Our sympathy and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Tom & Evelyn Beard - Hillsboro, TX

“John, Rest in Peace. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Clif Lowry - San Antonio, TX

“Johnny will be remembered as an outstanding student, athlete, and overall a great guy. Billy Roberts ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Billy J. Roberts - Chappell Hill, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of John's family and friends. It was a true honor to know and to have worked with such a wonderful man. I will...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Janice Fox - Belton, TX

“Will be missed by everyone who ever knew him. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: jewel e. stinnett - silsbee, TX

“I have many wonderful memories of playing in the Menard home as a child and will remember John with a smile on my face. ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Caroline Teel Applegate - TX

“I had the opportunity to attend high school and play ball with John (Johnny) in Texas City. It is not a surprise that he enjoyed a fine family and...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: John Marshall - West Columbia, TX

“John has been a great friend and co-worker for many years. It has been a privilege to have known him and his family. Will miss him by my side at the...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: George Soloman - TX

“I havent seen Johnny since 1955 but have thought about him many times. I Pray for his family and friends. ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Frankie Langston - TX

“TC High '57 ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Richard DOC Anderson - Houston, TX

“•May the Peace which comes from the Memories of Love Shared, Comfort You Now and in the Days Ahead. You are in Our Thoughts and Prayers! ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Dolores & Don O'Toole - Lorena, TX

“I grew up calling John by the name of Johnny and he did the same of calling me James rather than Jim. That never changed. Grew up with him and as...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: James Langston - Houston, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss, Stephen, Ellyn and Ted. John has been such a good friend. The Menards were such an important part of the Kennedy's...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jimmie Kennedy - DeSoto, TX

“John Menard was such a wonderful friend to us and our family. We had just moved to Hillsboro years ago (not knowing a soul there) and John and his...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Betty Henry Robinson - Dallas, TX

“While growing up, John counseled me on many occasions. He never minced words but his delivery was always with loving humor. I was always made to...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Angela Hazelip - Plano, TX

“I was so sad to hear of John's passing. The Menard family is such a part of good memories for me growing up. Not keeping in touch doesn't take all...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Kim Kennedy McManus - DeSoto, TX

“Tom and I are unable to attend the services on Friday but want to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family. Love and Blessings. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Tom and Lisa Menard - Danbury, TX

“John has been such a good friend to me and Martin for so long. We have many fond memories of him and his funny sense of humor. He loved his kids and...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Sylvia Lake - Hillsboro, TX

“We're all thinking about you and praying God's comfort and strength up here in Frogland. We are truly sorry for your loss. You guys are an...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Cari Alexander - Fort Worth, TX

“He was a very special man. He cared about everyone (family, veterans, co-workers). I remember one of the most special times in his life. His...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Sherry - Waco, TX


John B. Menard October 24, 1935 - January 12, 2011 John B. Menard, Jr., of Waco passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011, surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 14, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Rev. Barry Camp officiating. There will be an informal reception with the family in the Garden Room following the service. John was born in San Antonio, TX, and was reared in Texas City, TX. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a pharmacist with the VA Regional Hospital, Waco. He was an avid follower of Baylor Basketball. He loved his family and supported his children and grandchildren in all their activities. John was a faithful member of Highland Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Col. John B Menard, Ret., and Ellyn Joyce Menard; grandson, Jacob Sobel and nephew, Michael J. Tabor. He is survived by his son, Stephen Menard and wife, Vicki, of Crawford; daughter, Ellyn Meeks and husband, Tim, of Hillsboro; and son, Ted Menard and wife, Nancy, of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Ashley and husband, Corey, Blake, John J., Caitlin, Jennifer, Sarah, Brittany, Samantha and Haylee. Also surviving is his brother, Larry B. Menard and wife, Beverly, of Ace, TX and sister, Ann Jinkins and husband, Dr. Jack Jinkins of Waco; and several nieces and nephews. John was eagerly anticipating the birth of his first great-granddaughter, Kaylin, in March. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peter Yau and the dedicated nursing staff at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.