John "Anthony" Aguirrie was born on November 14, 1957 in Houston Texas to Johnny Anthony Aguirrie and Carol Driggers Aguirrie. He passed suddenly on February 9, 2020 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The oldest of three brothers, he moved with his family to Austin in the early 70s and worked for his father in the family body shop. Anthony spent the next few years working for several local dealerships learning his trade and in 1978 opened his own shop, Aguirrie Paint & Body. In 1979 he met the love of his life, Kelley Hill Aguirrie. They were married September 25, 1988 and had 40 great years together before his passing.
He and Kelley raised two children. A hands on dad, he attended practices and games every chance he had. Fishing, hunting and travel were his favorite hobbies. As a global angler, he caught Peacock Bass in the Amazon and Nile Perch in Egypt. His favorite spot was the gulf coast, where he treated family and friends to his joy of fishing.
Anthony is survived by his parents Johnny and Carol Aguirrie, his wife Kelley and their two children Jennifer and Jonathan, and brothers Charles and Michael. He leaves behind three brothers in law, three sisters in law, five nephews, two nieces and countless friends. All will miss him greatly.
In honor of Anthony's practical nature and his desire to teach; we request that instead of flowers, a donation to a charity that provides children with an opportunity to learn to fish.
Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX. Service will follow at 1:00 PM at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery.
Michael I know how much you respected and loved your brother. My heart cries for you and your family. I have so many wonderful memories of Anthony and the Friday barbeques we had behind the Truck City Ford on Ben White back in the early 80's. Anthony will be missed and please give Kelley a hug from me. JJ
Anthony, you are greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Kelley, Jennifer, and Jonathan, we love you and will be praying for strength to help you through this unimaginable time. Aunt Carol and Uncle Johnny, Cousins Charles and Michael, we are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved son and brother. Our hearts are broken with you, and we are grieving for you, especially our dad, R.T. We love you, Bonnie, Prairie and family
Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. We love you all!
The Huffman family (Babydoll & Dwayne) and Aunt Esther
I’m still in disbelief over your sudden passing. My heart goes out to your family and May they find comfort in knowing that they will be reunited with you again. Thank you for your almost 50 years of friendship. Fly High