John Austin Grogan, 60, of Niederwald, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Christopher House in Austin, Texas.
John was born on Nov. 30, 1954 at Chateauroux, France, to Lamont Calvert and Catherine Higgins Grogan. John was a Licensed Nurse and had been a Corpsman in the United States Navy. He worked for the City of Austin Health Department – Immunizatio
ns. John was an expert at giving pain free shots and, at one time, he even gave a shot to Ann Richards, Governor of Texas.
John was raised in a military family and grew up around the world ultimately landing in Texas. He graduated from Lockhart High School and, after a tour in the Navy, moved to Houston where he received his Nursing Degree at Herman Hospital Nursing School.
In Houston, John met and married the love of his life and began his family. John was a devoted family man, an avid reader, music aficionado, culinary devotee and travel enthusiast.
John is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carol Grogan; his sons, Zachary Austin and Travis Calvert; his mother Catherine, of Niederwald; brothers, Martin and wife, Joyce, of Houston, and Matthew, of Niederwald; sister, Harriet, of Niederwald; several nieces, nephews and many more beloved family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his father, Lamont, Sr., and brother, Lamont II.
A celebration of his life will be held at the family home in Niederwald on Nov. 30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Reading is Fundamental or Christopher House – Austin.
Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas, 78644 (512) 398-2343.