Tony was born in Buda, Texas on November 14,1956 to Antonio G Nevarez and Evarista Villarreal Nevarez, of Dripping Springs, Texas. He grew up with 4 brothers : Rudy, Rosendo, Ray, and Romaldo and two sisters : Olivia and Otilia . With his laid back, easy going, friendly personality, Tony was loved by his family and made many good friends during his lifetime.
Tony's love of the out of doors led him to a career in grounds maintenance with the Hills of Texas Golf Course, and later with Dripping Springs ISD, caring for the campus grounds and sports fields.
In August of 1985, Tony met Karen Joy Johnson who had just joined the staff of DSISD. While working together, Tony and Karen became friends and fell in love. They were married on July 19,1986.
Together, their marriage endured life's ups and down for 34 years and 9 months.
Tony and Karen made their home in the hill country just west of Dripping Springs. God blessed them with two wonderful daughters, Melissa Ann and Christina Joy. Later, son-in-laws Evan Berdis and Ryan Coffman joined Tony's family. Karen and Tony moved to South Austin on September 1,2018 to be near their two handsome grandsons : Dean Justice Coffman and Oliver James Berdis, who were next to join his family. Dean and Oliver were adored by their Papa Tony.
After suffering several strokes in his later years, Tony made his final journey home.
He is preceded in death by his father: Antonio Sr, his mother : Evarista, and his brother Rosendo.
Graveside Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 14711 RR12 in Wimberley, Texas, 78676, just south of Dripping Springs, on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11am. Services are outside in the fresh air, but we encourage those who have not had the COVID vaccine to wear a mask.
In Lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to The American Stroke Association or your favorite charity. God's blessing to everyone.