Funeral services for Lloyd Johnson, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Adrian officiating and the Rev. Debbie Riggsby assisting.
Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery with Ralph Wadsorth, Eddie Almond, Dr. Ronald Stanley, Steve Cooper, Bernie Beam and Gene Scruggs serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Jones, Elton Stewart and Truman Renshaw.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Johnson was born on Feb. 14, 1929, in Mount Vernon, the son of Weaver Henry and Lillis Virginia (Reeves) Johnson. He married Jo Ann Staples on Dec. 16, 1955, in Tyler. She survives. Mr. Johnson attended Winona schools and graduated from Tyler High School in 1945. Mr. Johnson served in the Navy during the Korean War
and served on board the USS Wasp. He worked for the Department of Public Safety and was a Texas Ranger and retired after 35 years. He was a 50-year member of the Castillian Masonic Lodge No. 141 and was a past master. Mr. Johnson was a member of First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Russ Johnson and wife Sandy, of Tyler, Tracy Johnson and fiancée Nicole Sorley, of Sulphur Springs, Scott Johnson and wife Amy, of Arlington; brother, Bob Johnson and wife Beverly, of Palestine; grandchildren, Joshua Johnson and wife Jill, of Tyler, Courtney Allison and husband Matt, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Callie Johnson, of Arlington, Blake Johnson, of Arlington, Trevor Johnson, of Sulphur Springs, and Tucker Johnson, of Tyler; and great-grandchildren, Shepard Johnson, Fisher Johnson and Kinsler Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St., Sulphur Springs, 75482.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com.