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John T. Johnson

February 3, 1942-June 29, 2017

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John T. Johnson


POSTED July 6, 2017 4:13 p.m.

John T. Johnson, 75, of Salmon, ID, passed away peacefully from cancer on June 29, 2017 at home with his loving wife Jean and stepson Chris by his side.  John was born on February 3, 1942 in Thornburg, Arkansas to William R. and Katherine L. Johnson.
   John joined the US Navy when he was 17 years old.  He served for eight years, where he learned  his lifelong trade of being an Electrician.  While he was stationed in Stockton, California, he met his wife Jean on a blind date.  After one year of courtship, they got married.  They had a son John Johnson Jr. After he got out of the Navy, he went to work for LOF Glass Co. in Lathrop, California.  He worked there for 17 years.  After being laid off, he went to work for the Government at Rough & Ready Island in Stockton, California for about eight years.  After leaving there, he started his own business, Johnson Electronic in 1987.
   John loved to go on trail rides, hunting and fishing.  He loved his horses, and he was always active in the horse world.  He was the president of San Joaquin Valley Rangers, Region IV
of California State Horseman’s Association, Reno Sierra Riders, H & B Driving and Riding Society.
  John loved his family. He was a hard worker and provided for his family, they came first.  He loved his sons and grandchildren; whatever they needed, he did the best to give it to them.  John and Jean retired in 2011 and moved to Salmon, Idaho, where they made their home.    John is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Beverly Jean Johnson; sons, Christopher S. Johnson, John T. Johnson Jr., grandchildren, Daphney R. Johnson, John T. Johnson III, step grandchildren Chance Hickey, Britney Akin, sisters Kaye Guess, Elizabeth (Jim) Wise, Nancy Gosnell, Sarah (Dean) Hargrove, Martha (Jim) Sponer; brother Riley R. (Grace) Johnson.
    He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Johnson, mother Katherine L. Johnson, and brother Marion L. Johnson.
   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the Thornburg Baptist Church, Thornburg, Arkansas.
   Interment will be at the Thornburg Cemetery, Thornburg, Arkansas.
  Funeral arrangements are by  Harris Funeral Home, Morrilton, Arkansas.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday,  July 7, 2017

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