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John Michael Virva, Sr.,65,LaGrange


Last updated 8/4/2020 at 10:25am

John Michael Virva, 65, of LaGrange, Texas, passed away on July 31, 2020, in Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 7, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Father Ernie Carpio of St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on July 1, 1955, he was the son of Frank W. Virva, Sr. and Florence Anne (Verrett) Virva. John graduated from Bridge City High School in 1973. He was a hardworking man and dedicated electrician for Valmont in Brenham for over 20 years. John also volunteered as a fireman in Bridge City for many years. He loved taking in the beauty of nature and was especially fond of the wildflowers around LaGrange in the springtime. John also enjoyed boating, sailing, and was an amateur radio operator. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Florence Virva; his wife, Lynn Virva of LaGrange; and his siblings, Susan Anderson and David Virva, both of Orange.

He is survived by his children, John Michael Virva, Jr. and fiancé Amy Kirkendall of Kountze, Kyle Virva and wife Alyson of Henderson, Nevada, and Dillon Virva of San Francisco, California; his siblings, Frank W. Virva, Jr. and wife Glenda of Bridge City and Nancy Stutes of Orange; his six grandchildren, Shawn Allen, Zack Curtis, Lillie Kirkendall, Dustin Holmes, Brandon Gordon, and Nolan Virva; and his two great-grandchildren, Morgan Dunston and Izaiah Crumpton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Frank W. Virva, Jr., John Michael Virva, Jr., Shawn Allen, Zack Curtis, Dustin Holmes, and Brandon Gordon. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Rose and Shaun Virva.


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