Stacey Johnson (1949 - 2013)

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Dr. Stacey Johnson, M.D., 63

Dr. Stacey Johnson, M.D., 63, of Mountain Home, Arkansas died at home on March 5, 2013.

He was born October 20, 1949 in Alma, Georgia to Harvey W. and Nannelle M. Johnson. He graduated from Bacon County High School in Alma and then from South Georgia Junior College in Douglas, GA. He received his B.S., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia with a dual major (Chemistry and Zoology). He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society as well as Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Stacey's lifelong dream was to become a physician and he went on to graduate from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He received several honors during medical school and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. Dr. Johnson continued training with an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School. This was followed by a Fellowship in Cardiology, also at UT Health Science Center in Dallas, where he received the Mitchell Award for contributions to cardiovascular research.

Dr. Johnson then entered private practice in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Mountain Home and became board certified in Cardiovascular Medicine. He later was certified in several areas of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as well. He practiced medicine in Mountain Home from 1980 until his retirement in 2009.

Dr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sisters, Camille Johnson Wheeler and husband, Mike Wheeler, M.D., of Rutherfordton, NC and Regina Johnson Weldon and husband, George, of Milner, GA. He is also survived by his special friend, Lisa Jones of Mountain Home. He was both a loving stepfather to Woody Spiller, Stacey S. Lampton, and Claudia S. Reed, and a cherished uncle to: Patrick Wheeler and wife, Katie, of Fairfax, VA, Anna W. Van Windekens and husband, Xavier, of Nashville, TN and Eric Wheeler of Los Angeles.

Memorial gifts may be made to the at their website: https://donate.americanheart.org/ (or to their address: 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231) or to the charity or church of your choice.

Visitation and Gathering of Remembrance will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home, Highway 5 North at Walker Rd., Mountain Home, Arkansas. The Memorial Service honoring the life of Dr. Johnson will immediately follow at 2:00 PM. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com for an online guestbook.

Published in Baxter Bulletin from Mar. 14 to Mar. 18, 2013
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