John Joe Schroder passed away at his home in La Vernia, Texas on September 17, 2023, at the age of 84. He was born in Quincy, Illinois, on February 18, 1939.
John attended Quincy Elementary School and Quincy High School. He began his long career in the Body Shop business learning skills at Dave McCornick Pontiac. He then opened his own shop, John’s Auto Body in Quincy, IL and refined his skills. He left Quincy in 1969 for California and became known as the expert in repairing all auto types from fender benders to classic car restoration. John owned Vista Body and Paint in Vista, CA for 35 years and John’s Towing in Vista for 20 years. Anytime you wanted the best in the business throughout the years, he was your ‘go to’ professional guy.
John is survived by his daughters, Jody Daffern of Quincy, Illinois and Theresa Gillespie (Bryan) of Garden Ridge, Texas; grandchildren, Rick Daffern, Bryan Boden, Bryon Garza, Brooke Gillespie, Matthew Schroder, Brooke Blume; great-grandchildren, Kendrick Garza, Jazmen Boden, Abigail Daffern; siblings, Wanda Webster, Jerry Schroder, Jan Schroder, Joan Dennison, Jay Schroder; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. He preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Ruby Schroder; son, Chrales Schroder; parents, John Henry Schroder and Lilly Mae Kling Schroder; siblings, Roy Schroder and Jean Crest.
Memorial services will be held for John at a later da