Juan (John) ‘Pastor John ‘ Davila Pastor, 49, of Pearsall, died Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in San Antonio.
He is preceded in death by his father Antonio A. Davila Sr.
John is survived by his wife of 22 years, Sherri Lynn Davila, children Victoria and Joshua Davila, mother Francis Davila, siblings Irene Segovia, Joe Manuel Davila, Tony Davila Jr., Elizabeth Davila, in-laws Hubert and Angelina LeDay, nieces and nephews Crystal, Ashley, Lauren, Jo Diamond, Jasmin, Johnathan, Isabella, Ileanna, Holden, Kaydon, Kaleb, Kyndall, Elliana, great nieces and nephews Hailey, Casey, Isabella, Dylan, Elias, and Olivia, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, teachers, students and church family.
John grew up in a Christian family with his four siblings, mother, and his father. He graduated from Taft High School and attended St. Phillips College while working for his father. He then attended Latin American Bible Institute, Christ Missions College where he met his wife Sherri LeDay Davila. The couple were married December 12, 1998.
They were youth pastors at His Grace Assembly of God in Sweeny for three years and College & Career Directors at Westover Hill Assembly of God in San Antonio for two years.
John and Sherri became the pastors of First Assembly of God in Pearsall in March 2003 where John has not only served his congregation but has been a community pastor for 18 years.
John also said he had the privilege of fulfilling another calling and passion by pouring his life into young people. He taught at the same school his children attended, The Tree of Life Learning Academy at the First Baptist Church in Pearsall, for many years.
Pallbearers include Antonio Davila Jr., Manuel Davila, Joel Segovia, Martin Vasquez, Christopher Pichardo, Colton Donnell, Jimmy Cavazos, Lionel Gandara, Rashaad Monroe, Kaydon Berard and Kaleb Berard.
Visitation will be Friday, July 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Pearsall and immediately followed by a Celebration of Life service at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Pearsall. The burial will follow at Pearsall Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to sign the online guest book, share memories, or leave condolences can do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Global Missions. Funds can be sent to First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 1117, Pearsall, Texas 78061.