Rickey Wayne Johnson
Rickey Wayne Johnson
  • July 31, 1963 - June 28, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Mr. Rickey Johnson was born in Dallas TX on July 31, 1963 and was the eldest of the five children of the late Adell Crook and Donald Crook. Rickey's outgoing personality developed at a young age and he constantly amazed his younger siblings with his ability to make friends. He was funny, smart, mischievous and he loved being the center of attention. He was also born premature and was very small but mighty so he was given the name 'Peanut'. He loved sports as a child and was delighted to use Peanut as his wrestling handle as he swiftly defeated many opponents. He accepted Christ at an early age and practiced the principles of Christian love throughout his life. He served as a faithful servant to the Lord and his church Beth Eden Baptist Church. Rickey was matriculated in the public-school systems in Texas and Arizona and eventually obtained a GED. However, his greatest accomplishment was his mastery of the School of Life. He was an avid reader and loved to share his knowledge and wisdom on a myriad of subjects. He traveled extensively in his life which allowed him to connect to a diverse group of people. He has many friends all over the globe including Texas, Arizona, Missouri, Vilseck and Grafenwoehr West Germany. Rickey worked as a civil servant for the military during his many years in Germany and was well liked by all his co-workers. He had a reputation as a hard worker and an ability to make everyone around him smile. Rickey loved his church family at Beth Eden Baptist church and looked for every opportunity to serve in any way. He loved to attend bible study and Sunday school where he eagerly accepted the opportunity to both learn and teach. He was a member of the MACK ministry and faithfully served the brotherhood. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who always had the time to listen and help whenever needed. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Rickey was preceded in death by his mother, Adell Crook whom he loved and adored. He leaves to cherish his memories: father, Donald Wayne Crook; siblings, Michael Johnson of Desoto, Roslena Johnson of Dallas, Henry Johnson of Lancaster and Brandon Crook of Cedar Hill; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.