- June 5, 1928 - March 25, 2009
- Beach City, Texas
of Richard's Passing
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My name is Robert Tyer; I worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber for many years where I became acquainted with R.W. I am sorry I missed the...Read More »
1 of 47 | Posted by: Robert Tyer - Pasadena, TX
“Klaire Moss and Johnson Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your grandfather was a wonderful man, and will be missed by many. May God be with...Read More »
2 of 47 | Posted by: Theresa Arredondo - Boerne, TX
“Dear Johnson Family,
We just heard of R.W.'s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this very sad time.
You are certainly in our...Read More »
3 of 47 | Posted by: Ed Mills and Family - La Porte, TX
“When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be like Uncle Richard. "R-Dub" would always have an infectious laugh that would make you giggle or at...Read More »
4 of 47 | Posted by: Leland Johnson - Southlake, TX
My condolences on the passing of RW, a man that has done much for his family, friends, church and community over decades. May the...Read More »
5 of 47 | Posted by: Greg Shaffer - Baytown, TX
“Fannie and Family --
The Johnson family has always held a special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
6 of 47 | Posted by: Jay and Sonya Shrum - Derby, KS
“Our memories of Richard during our days at T/Tab are still precious. He was always the epitome of Christian integrity, leaving no doubt that the...Read More »
7 of 47 | Posted by: Terry & Herschell Moore - Kyle, TX
“It was a pleasure to have know RWJ. He was a good man. My daughter, Regina, and her two children loved him very much. I believe his family knows how...Read More »
8 of 47 | Posted by: Gene T DeAtley - Vancouver, WA
“Buddy...just thinking of you in a difficult time...Your friend, JT
9 of 47 | Posted by: Johnny Taylor - Baytown, TX
“Kathy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing.
May God bless you and your family,
Gloria, Wayne and Garson Skelton
10 of 47 | Posted by: Gloria Skelton - Baytown, TX
“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ray, Doris, and Carol Beeman
11 of 47 | Posted by: Carol Beeman - Joplin, MO
“I was so sorry hear the lost of your father and I know that God is with you and your family. I will keep you and your in my prayers.
12 of 47 | Posted by: Deborah Cook - Houston, TX
“Our deepest sympathy to the family of R.W.Johnson
13 of 47 | Posted by: Jimmy and Lisa Reeves - Dayton, TX
“I will certainly miss seeing Mr. RW Johnson riding around in his golf cart as I’m going in the door to work. I will also miss notarizing his...Read More »
14 of 47 | Posted by: Kent and Kathy Cochran - Dayton, TX
“We are praying for your entire family. Let us know if there is anything we can do now or in the days to come. Love and Blessings.
15 of 47 | Posted by: Pastors Bobby and Patti Hocking - TX
I will miss my friend R.W. who always attended our airpark meetings and gatherings, with his usual smiling face. I recall the...Read More »
16 of 47 | Posted by: Darlene A. Garza - Baytown, TX
“Our deepest sympathy to the family of RW Johnson. We will miss him around the neighborhood.
17 of 47 | Posted by: Donna & David Williams - TX
“I have not lived in Baytown for several years, therefore I hadn't seen R.W. in many years. However, I will forever remember visiting with him and...Read More »
18 of 47 | Posted by: Katina Williams-Montoya - TX
My heart aches for you at this time, but Fannie we will get to see our "sweethearts" again. Praise God that we have that hope. Our...Read More »
19 of 47 | Posted by: Gloria Cox - Beach City, TX
“Paul and myself were so saddened to hear of this. We just talked to RW 2 weeks ago on our return trip from Daytona. I always looked forward to RW...Read More »
20 of 47 | Posted by: Christine Caselli - La Porte, TX
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.May the peace of God surround you.We send our love to you.
Roland and Linda Kelley
21 of 47 | Posted by: Roland and Linda Kelley - TX
“Well, R.W. you don't have to wonder if the water is too cold now. I'm sure it is just perfect in heaven. I will miss seeing your smiling face at...Read More »
22 of 47 | Posted by: Marsha Parker - Dayton, TX
“The Johnson Family--you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to fellowship with Bro. Johnson. It's a...Read More »
23 of 47 | Posted by: Belinda Berger - Baytown, TX
“Mr. Johnson was one of the nicest people I've ever met. Every time he would come into the office he would put a smile on everyone's face. He will...Read More »
24 of 47 | Posted by: Brend Cooper - Baytown, TX
“Aunt Fannie and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember Uncle Richard. We have fun memories of times together over the years...Read More »
25 of 47 | Posted by: Joe and Liz Johnson - Swannanoa, NC
“My prayers are with the whole Johnson family. R.W. was a fine Christian man and he will be missed.
26 of 47 | Posted by: Mary Dunn - Beach City, TX
Our love and prayers are with you during this time. Bro. Johnson was a "faithful" man of God. Even though his passing was sudden and ...Read More »
27 of 47 | Posted by: Ella Chase Brunt - Texas City, TX
“Dear family, It's a loss to us too,I must say that Richard was a good boss and friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ike Hargraves Conroe Texas
28 of 47 | Posted by: Ike & Betty Hargraves - Conroe, TX
“Our deepest sympathies are with all of Mr. Johnson's family. He was a great man and will surely be missed by many. God Bless.
29 of 47 | Posted by: Ralph & Valeria Van Horn & Family - TX
“I will miss you Uncle Richard! But not for long! I know that Jesus is preparing to return to gather "we which are alive and remain." We may say we ...Read More »
30 of 47 | Posted by: H Mark Johnson - Bartlesville, OK
“Fannie, Kathy, Buddy and Mindee,
I am so sorry for your loss. you all are in my thoughts and prayers
God bless you all during this difficult time. ...Read More »
31 of 47 | Posted by: Diane Chapman Paulsen - Florence, KY
“Mr. Johnson or better known to me as, Grand-daddy, was such an amazing man. I am a best friend of his granddaughter, Klaire Moss. My best memory of...Read More »
32 of 47 | Posted by: Mindy Durham - Dallas, TX
“I was sad when I got word that my cousin had died. I had just seen yall a few mths ago at the reunion. Fannie you are in our prayers.. Love to all...Read More »
33 of 47 | Posted by: Cathleene Parker Hutson - BAytown, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. R. W. was such a sweet and kind man and enjoyed life to the fullest. Ray enjoyed discussing...Read More »
34 of 47 | Posted by: Ray & Sandy Roberts - Baytown, TX
“Go rest in the arms of Our Lord. Hope you have an awesome homecoming! You will be missed beyond belief. Thank you for all of the wonderful times...Read More »
35 of 47 | Posted by: Brian and Denise Meyer, Kemberli, Jesse, and Shane - MN
“Uncle Richard was such a joyous man! I rarely saw him, and when I did I was still very young, but I remember that most about him. We would sit on...Read More »
36 of 47 | Posted by: Natalie Johnson - Denton, TX
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
37 of 47 | Posted by: Tommy Holmes - Rosenberg, TX
“Sure will miss my gardening buddy and best friend. Now your tomatoes really will be bigger than mine. Get my mansion ready, will meet you soon in...Read More »
38 of 47 | Posted by: Bert and Nadine Harbour, Bill and Kimberly Consalvi, Colt and A - DE
“Dear Fannie and Family I know you are just heartbroken and we are too to loose someone so precious What A FRIEND !! I will never forget the support...Read More »
39 of 47 | Posted by: Kristie and Wayne Blanscet - TX
“The Johnson family will be in my prayers. God Bless Kathy.
40 of 47 | Posted by: Don R. Little - Houston, TX
“"R.W."-----what wonderful memories come from the sound of those two letters. What a precious friend and faithful servant of Christ. Our lives have...Read More »
41 of 47 | Posted by: Dudley & Mona Henderson - Leakey, TX
“We had lunch with Richard a few weeks ago. Such a shock, but also the end of the beginning. We praise God that Richard is now with him.
42 of 47 | Posted by: Bill & Lynda Johnson - Branson, MO
“Mr. R.W. Johnson, a man after God's own heart. He was also a man who believed in, and loved Hometown Journey Magazine and supported the ministry and...Read More »
43 of 47 | Posted by: Angela K. Motz - TX
“Richard, a diamond brilliantly polished from hard work, love for family,commitment to the Lord and world missions, now blends his brilliance with...Read More »
44 of 47 | Posted by: Norm and Marty Lestarjette - TN
“Fannie and family....words just can't express the feelings that we have at this time. We go far back, don't we....I was 10 yrs old when we all met...Read More »
45 of 47 | Posted by: Don and Beverly Hoxworth - Mecia, TX
“We received the news of Mr. Johnson's homegoing with mixed emotions. It is with joy that we KNOW that he has made it to his eternal reward. The...Read More »
46 of 47 | Posted by: Clay & Louise Hanna - LaVernia, TX
“Kathy and Family - Having just gone through the loss of my Mother, I truly know the sadness and loss you are all feeling. I wish there were words to...Read More »
47 of 47 | Posted by: Janet and Mark Dolecki - Baytown, TX
NAVARRE FUNERAL HOME
Richard Wayne "R. W." Johnson, 80, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and family man, of Beach City was born June 5, 1928 in Long Beach, CA and passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at his home. He attended Chanute Junior College in Chanute, KS, where he played on the basketball team, attended Kansas State University and was a 1958 graduate of the University of Houston with a B. S. in Industrial Engineering. In 1973, he formed the R. W. Johnson Construction Company and developed the Cotton Lake Estates subdivision and R. W. J. Airpark. After retiring from the construction industry, he continued to oversee the airport operations. He was a former six year member of the Barbers Hill School board and active in church all of his life. He was a member of the Mont Belvieu Assembly of God Church. He was also a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He held a private pilot's license and was a member of A. O. P. A.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Richard Morris Johnson; brothers, Jim Johnson and Glenn Johnson; and sister, Bonnie Jean Zadrozny. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Fannie Johnson, son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Debbie Johnson and daughters and son-in-law, Kathy Johnson and Mindee and Wes Klinger, all of Beach City; sisters, Leila Mae Williams of San Angelo and Bonita Tucker of Parsons, KS; brothers, Marvin Johnson of Springfield, MO and Howard Johnson of Bartlesville, OK; grandchildren, Kendall and Regina Johnson, Paul Klinger, Becky Johnson, Jonathan Klinger, Klaire Moss and Lauren Klinger; and great grandchildren, McKenna Johnson and Alyson Johnson.
His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, March 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Maranatha Church, 12319 Hwy 146, Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 with Pastor Donald Gibson and Dr. Dudley Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarcrest Cemetery with Rev. Don Young officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons and Wes Klinger, Jim Farmer, Jim Kubik, and Monte Layman.
In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the Mont Belvieu Assembly of God Church Building Program, P. O. Box 40, Mont Belvieu, TX 77580.
Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.
2444 Rollingbrook Drive Baytown, TX 77521
Tel. (281) 422-8111