Born June 8, 1931, in Pascola, Mo., son of the late William Dorsey Johnson and Gracie Mae Mobley Johnson Mears, he was U.S. Marine veteran and a farmer.
On Nov. 19, 1950, in Kennett, he married Charlene Vivian Lynn, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Billy Johnson, of Delaplaine, Ark.; one daughter, Vivian Johnson Morris and husband, Danny, of Maynard, Ark.; one brother, Leo Johnson, of Delaplaine and five grandchildren, Jamey Daughhetee, Don Smith and Billy Lynn Johnson Jr., all of Pocahontas, Ark., Lisa Smith, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Samantha Johnson, of Noble, Ark.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Laveda Joy Mears and his step-father, David Mears.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould with the Rev. Ricky Williams officiating.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.