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John Springer

January 15, 1962 — February 21, 2022

Rockport

John Wayne Springer, 60, of Rockport, Texas passed away February 21, 2022. He was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on January 15, 1962 and graduated from Mount Vernon Bible College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology.

He married Teresa Anne Buchanan on June 2, 1984.

John was a bivocational pastor and worship leader for many years. He worked mainly in the construction industry and owned a lawncare business the last five years of his life. He helped to found the Cornerstone Bible school in Medina, Ohio.

John did everything with an inherent sense of excellence, diligence and resolve. He was incredibly generous and would share anything he had with friends and strangers alike.

John’s faith in God marked his life. From the time of his first experience with God at 17, John became a dedicated disciple of Jesus Christ. He was a lifelong student of the Bible, and he spent time meditating on it every day. He memorized entire books of the New Testament and performed them as dramatic recitations. It was an important part of John’s life to share with others the grace of God that had transformed him.

John was deeply creative. He loved singing and music, listening to everything from big band to worship. He was the lead vocalist of the family’s band and performed at a number of events around South Texas. John was gifted at public speaking and also enjoyed writing and performing short skits and plays. He was a lifelong learner who read hundreds of books on a wide variety of topics. He was a thinker and a scholar. One of his favorite authors was the Bible teacher G Campbell Morgan. `

John was a dedicated father and husband, and would read aloud to his children every night. The Bible, stories of faith, history or just for fun. His kids remember that when he was tired he would sometimes fall asleep mid-sentence. John involved his kids in his projects and encouraged them to ‘help’ with whatever project he was working on. He made financial sacrifices to support their passions and creativity, from buying them instruments and music courses to letting them learn mechanic skills by working on his truck.

John believed that it was the small, daily decisions in life that would end up mattering the most and determining the future. Looking back, it’s obvious how true this is. His habit of making little decisions with integrity built a man that seems larger than life.

John was an intelligent and motivated man, but he never used his gifts to build a life around conventional ideas of success. Instead he invested in the goodness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit that the Kingdom of God is made of. His legacy lives on in the lives of those he loved and served, and especially in his family. He made many sacrifices to instill his nine children with strong character and faith, and the fruit of his life continues to live on in the lives of all who knew him.

John is survived by his wife Teresa, his nine children and their spouses: Kendra (Michael) Logozar, Cara, John (Anna), Bryant (Marlena), Catherine, Daniel (Emily), Christa, Kandice (Jose) Cruz, and Kalia. He has 14 grandchildren: Elijah, Gus, Lewis, Neale, Aria, Ava, Johnny, Jamie, Ethan, Daniel, Nathan and three more on the way. John is also survived by his parents, John Springer and Barbara Smith of Gettysburg, PA; his sister Barb Shelley of Maryland; his in-laws, Ben and Polly Buchanan, and a devoted network of extended family.

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Visitation

Monday, February 28, 2022

10:00am - 2:00 pm

Charlie Marshall Chapel in Aransas

TX

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 28, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

Charlie Marshall Chapel in Aransas

TX

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Interment following funeral service

Monday, February 28, 2022

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