He died unexpectedly Friday evening in Manteca after a sudden illness.
Mr. Amezquita, the youngest of 10 siblings, was born Nov. 15, 1963, in French Camp and raised in Tracy, where he attended Tracy High School and earned his GED through Duncan Russell High School. He received an art scholarship and also performed with bands throughout California. In recent years, he played at several city of Tracy events as part of Latin Essence, Off the Hook and Tease.
Mr. Amezquita worked for Kaiser Manteca Medical Center as supervising security officer. He and his family moved to Manteca in October 1995.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Megan (Horlacher) Amezquita of Manteca; three children, Johnny Amezquita Jr. and Tina Amezquita, both of Stockton, and Jacqueline “Jacki” Amezquita of Manteca; his mother, Raquel Amezquita of Tracy; and three grandchildren.
Also surviving are nine brothers and sisters: Ruben Amezquita, and his wife, Nico, of Tracy, Eva Ruiz, and her husband, Robert, of Madera, Lupe Payan of Stockton, Mary Amezquita of Stockton, Alberto Amezquita, and his wife, Yolanda, of Tracy, Hector Amezquita, and his wife, Angie, of Stockton, Louie Amezquita, and his wife, Christina, of Tracy, Michael Amezquita, and his wife, Patty, of Modesto and Patricia Amezquita-Krieger, and her husband, Tom, of Newman.
His father, Antonio Alvarez Amezquita, preceded him in death.
Services begin with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by a rosary at 11 and a memorial from noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.
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