Thursday, March 22, 2007

Raymond Johnson, 86, of Garfield, Ark., died Friday, March 16, 2007, at his home.

He was born March 19, 1920, at Wilburn, Ark., to John William Johnson and Rosie Lillian Jones Johnson. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He was a heavy equipment operator and worked on many of the road in Bella Vista, Ark. He was a foreman for McClinton Anchor, a poultry and dairy farmer, and raised soy beans and cotton. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rogers, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Artie Johnson in 1998; four brothers, Elmer Johnson, Jr. Johnson, Leo Johnson, Sib Johnson and one sister Edeline Guinn.

Survivors include; one son, Johnnie Johnson, of Rogers, Ark.; one daughter, Dianna Nichols, of Garfield, Ark.; two brothers, Eldean Johnson, of Bradford, Ark., and Paul Johnson, of Pleasant Ridge, Ark.; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Monday at Ruddick Cemetery with Bro. Jack Austin officiating. Arrange-ments were under the direction of Sisco Funeral Home, Pea Ridge, Ark.