Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Roy Herman Johnson, 84, who passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 after a long illness. Darin Garrison, Rev. Tommy Ballew, Pastor Dr. Tommy Ferguson, and Dr. Michael Yopp will officiate. Burial will be at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
Mr. Johnson was born in the Egypt Community. He was a Korean War Veteran and served his country proudly. He was a member of Goodyear Heights Baptist Church. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company warehouse after 37 ½ years of service. He served as a Bi-Vocational minister and pastored eight churches in three different counties. He was the son of Forney and Minnie Johnson and was the oldest of seven living children.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers: Delbert, Billy, Troy, Travis, and a sister, Faye Harp. He was also preceded in death by two nephews and the love of his life, his first wife of 50 years, Ruth Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Pauline Garrison Johnson; daughters, Donna (Kenny) Sims, and Lisa (Keith) Wickham; grandchildren: Mandy (Jamie) Courington, Scott (Heather) Coley, Haley (Chris) Williams, and Bailey Garrett.; great-grandchildren: Sydnee Courington, Cooper Coley, Luke Williams, and (arriving in October) Camden Williams; stepsons, Master Sergant Darin (Connie) Garrison, and Tracy (Apryl) Garrison; step-grandchildren: Matthew (Kasie) Garrison, Andrew (Kelsey Eidson) Garrison, Paige, Heather, Meagan, and Rebekah Garrison; chosen granddaughter, Miranda Robinson; and great-granddaughter (arriving in August) Emma Garrison; sister, Judy Robertson, and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be the men from Goodyear Heights Baptist Church and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Doctors: Kwan, Kwang, Urbina, Warren and Gandhi.
The family will accept friends Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.