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CPL George E. Johnson
November 10, 1928 ~ August 9, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith- 2 Timothy 4:7
George Edward Johnson made his grand entrance on November 10, 1928. He was born to the late Charlie and Clara Bell Holt Johnson. George spent his youth in Ashdown, AR where he attended the Little River Training School. After graduation, he met and married the love of his life, Lula Simpson Johnson under a big oak tree in Ashdown. Through this union, 6 children were born. Soon after they were wed he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Corporal George Johnson served a total of 6 years in the military. During his time at war, he fought in WWII and the Korean War before finally returning home to Locksburg, AR.
He confessed his love for Christ at an early age and became an ordained minister. George was a huge believer in education. He was also a hard worker and spent the rest of his years pursuing his education and working as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He retired from USPS after laboring for 50 years. He graduated from Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. George was a kind, passionate, family man. His family meant the world to him and anything they needed he did his best to provide. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help someone in need.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Clara Bell Holt Johnson; and five siblings, Frances Livingston, Jeanette Spencer, Charlie Mae Rowe, Corethia (Roosevelt) Ashley, and Elwood (Irma) Johnson.
Those left to forever cherish his memories include six children, Dallard E. ( Margaret) Johnson, and Lynn Johnson, both of Los Angeles, CA, Aaron Johnson of Kansas City, MO, Portia Taylor of Topeka, KS, Priscilla (Kerry) Greenwood of Arkadelphia, AR, and Lucinda (Howard) Gray, of Kansas City, MO; three sisters, June Phillips, and Janice Daniels, both of Shreveport, LA, and Beverly (Gouvaniel) Crockett, of Killeen, TX; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.
Funeral services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia, AR. Services will be on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 1 P.M. at the AR State Veteran's Cemetery in North Little Rock, AR with military honors.