November 2, 2008

June ‘J’ Johnson

June ‘J’ Johnson

Funeral service for June "J" Johnson, 85, of Lawton were to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Antwine officiating.

Mr. Johnson died on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Burial will be at Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril, Oklahoma.

"J" was born on May 31, 1923 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Lory and Delia (Wilson) Johnson. He grew up in the rural Anadarko area. He was a veteran of World War II and served in Japan as a Technical Staff Sergeant. He married Joan Rice on February 26, 1949 in Vernon, Texas. He worked in the oil fields and owned the Dairy Queen stores in Lawton, operating them from 1959-1991 with his wife, Joan. After they sold the Dairy Queen Stores, Mr. Johnson worked full-time operating oil wells, ranching and wheat farming east of Lawton. He was a Christian and a member of the Chickasha Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Joan of the home; two sons and daughters in law, Lane and Mary Johnson, of Sasakwa, Oklahoma and Beck and Sherrie Johnson, of Weatherford, Oklahoma; his daughter, Lisa Johnson Cummings, of Bentonville, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Chris Johnson, and Rachael Johnson, both of Sasakwa, Oklahoma, Matthew Johnson, Clayton Johnson, and Justin Johnson, all of Weatherford, Oklahoma, and Chad Cummings, of Bentonville, Arkansas; his sister, Dorthy Cotten, of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; and his brother, Walter Johnson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lory and Delia Johnson; and his brothers, Leon and Aggert Gallaway, Q.B. Johnson, and Carl Johnson

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