Jesse T. (J.T.) Johnson
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Mr. Jesse T. (J.T.) Johnson, 92, of Clovis, NM has gone fishing with the Lord on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born to William Henry and Lillie Bryan (Smith) Johnson on October 19, 1921, north of Claud, NM. Jesse served his country as a Crew Chief in WWII from 1942-1945, where he received an Air Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars. After returning, he worked for Marks Pipe and Iron and then he farmed until he retired in 1988, wanting to spend time with his wife, Lena, enjoying activities and traveling with their grandchildren, Jason and Jessica. As a long time member and Deacon of Advent Christian Church of Clovis, Jesse's loves were his family, hunting, fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife Norma Johnson; her children; his only daughter, Mary Jo (Terry) Moberly of Clovis, NM; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Moberly of Artesia, NM and Jessica (Chris) Wilde of Fort Worth, TX; great-grandchildren, Chandler Moberly, Leah Moberly, Jaxson Moberly, Molly Wilde, and Caydon Wilde; and one brother, Bob (Lucille) Johnson of Clovis, NM.
Jesse is preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Lena (Chandler) Johnson who passed March 5, 1995, and one brother George Wilbur Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you please send your donations to American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project, PO Box 1586, Longview, TX 75606-1586 www.ASAP.org in memory of Mary Jo & Jesse.
Jesse's family will receive friends and family at Steed Todd Funeral Home the evening of Friday, March 7, 2014, from 6-8 p.m.
Burial will be under the direction of Steed Todd Funeral Home on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am with Greg Martin officiating. Pallbearers will be Jason Moberly, Chris Wilde, Marvin Carter, Bill Adams, Roc Marks, and Anthony Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be JB Hendrix and his Great Grandchildren. Special thanks for the love and care from the amazing nursing staffs of Clovis High Plains Hospital, Wheatfield Assisted Living, Gentiva Hospice, and Dr. Stephen Haynes.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com .
Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E. Manana Blvd Clovis, NM 88101
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Mar. 6, 2014