Jasper Orvia Dell "J.O." Johnson, 79, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Mr. Johnson was a deacon at Western Hills Baptist Church, a member of the Masons Tabernacle Lodge No. 1195, the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 756. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. J.O. was a retired air safety investigator with the NTSB and FAA.
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Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, William Arvis and Ruby Johnson; and a sister, Lassie Mae Toole.
Survivors wife, Verlon Johnson; sons, Kenneth Johnson and wife, Cathy, and James Johnson and wife, Brenda; grandchildren, Caroline Sunderland, Suzanne Johnson, Blake Johnson, Brooke Johnson; and siblings, Ezell Parker, Dorthan Kilcrease and K.D. Johnson.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Western Hills Baptist Church, 8500 Chapin Road, Fort Worth. Interment followed in Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee. Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Mar. 7, 2012