ALBERT JOHN DVORAK, JR.
Visitation for Albert John Dvorak, Jr., 89, took place at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague Saturday, Feb. 6 before leaving in procession to Greenwood Cemetery where graveside services included military funeral honors provided by the United States Army.
Serving as pallbearers were Barry Newton, Cody Brock, Doug Mckinney, Gary Dyer, John Mckinney, Kenneth Doan, Sean Womack and Tony Fontes.
Mr. Dvorak passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at his residence in Garland.
Albert John Dvorak, Jr. was born Oct. 25, 1931 in Berwyn, IL to Albert John Dvorak Sr. and Lillian (Vacek) Dvorak. Al joined the Army in February 1955, and was proud to support his country in the Korean War, where he was the recipient of the Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. During his time in the Army he met his first love, Helen, and started their loving family, spending 53 years at each other’s side.
After serving in the Army, he went to work for Sears in the repair field. After retiring, Al worked at the Teague High School, sharing his love of the community.
After his first wife passed, Al found the second love of his life, Juanita. They shared 15 years of love, traveling, enjoying family, and visiting a casino or two.
Al was a loving and caring man that touched the lives of everyone he met. His enjoyment of flying ultralight planes, slot machines, and family are only a few of the things that occupied his time. Never one to turn away someone in need, he gave to those around him without hesitation.
He was dedicated to Veterans and was actively involved with the American Legion; he ensured that his fellow service members were represented with dignity and pride.
He is survived by his three children, Kathy, Diana, and Alberta; his eight grandchildren, Angie, Doug, Ken, Nicole, Cody, Philip, David, Jason; beloved great-grandchildren; three siblings, Janice, Hank and Rose; and one step-daughter, Susan.
Mr. Dvorak was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Helen Dvorak; and his second wife of 15 years, Juanita Dvorak.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans Organization at secure.dav.org/donate.
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