Johnny Louis Johnson, age 89, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Alice, Texas.
He was born on June 6, 1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas to James Euel Johnson and Jessie Mae Duncan Johnson.
He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Texas A & I University in Kingsville, Texas. He was a lifelong educator. In 1965 he was employed by Texas A & I University as Director of Student Placement and Associate Director of Continuing Education, where he worked until he retired in 1987. Even after he retired, he continued going to all of the Javelina home games, (a real Javelina fan!), and also being a member of the Presidentís Circle until his health began to fail. He enjoyed being with family, gardening, and being outdoors.
Johnny was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Methodist Men, and the Coyote Cooks. He was very loving and kind person. He loved people and they loved him. He had a great sense of humor and was a loyal and devoted friend.
He is survived by his wife, Fern True Johnson of Alice, Texas; two sons, Johnny Johnson, Jr. of Orange Grove, Texas and David (Viola) Johnson of Kingsville, Texas; one daughter, Carol (Alan) Tipton of Kingsville, Texas; one step-son, Kirk (Mary) Robison of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; one brother, three sisters, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses and caregivers for the excellent care he received while a patient in the Drake Unit of Meridian Care of Alice.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 111 N. Adams St., Alice, Texas with Pastor Dale White officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 210, Alice, Texas 78333-0210, or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
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