Allen S. Johnson, 66, of Panama City, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home.
Allen was a native of Panama City, and a 1966 graduate of Bay High School, where he excelled in football. He attended Marion Military Academy on a football scholarship, and was captain of the football team. While at Marion, he was named best private in his brigade and NCO of the year while a freshman. He then played for Arkansas State, the University of Florida, Florida State, and Mississippi College. After graduation, he joined the Florida Department of Law Enforcement where he worked until joining the Bay County Sheriff's Department as an investigator, working until his retirement. While at the Bay County Sheriff's Department, Allen, also known as Frog, made the first marijuana arrest in Panama City. After his law enforcement career, Allen was a business owner and supporter of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch and the Wounded Warriors Program. An avid sportsman and outdoorsman, Allen loved deer and dove hunting, and enjoyed spending time with his hunting buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl T. and Dorothy Johnson, and his brothers, Gene and David.
Survivors include his sisters, Kim Limmer (Mark) of Panama City and Vicki Wood-Smallman (Daryl) of Hawaii; a sister-in-law, Sally Johnson of Navarre; his nieces and nephews, Teresa Hackwith (Monte) of Nebraska, George Johnson (Stacey) of Pensacola, Casey Limmer, Jordan Limmer, Callie Wood, Skyler Wood, Meredith Edwards, and Levi Hackwith; and numerous cousins, other relatives, and close friends.
Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Allen's name may be made to Florida Sherriff's Youth Ranches@ https:www.youthranches.org.
Serving as pallbearers are Bill Harris, Tom Willoughby , Jimmy Cauley, Alvin Hill, Andy McKenzie, and Sonny McArthur. Serving as honorary pallbearers are John Spivey, Dale Smith, Mike Riley, Johnny McDaniels, Mike "Caz" Cazalas, and all past and present Bay County Sheriff Deputies.
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Published in Panama City News Herald on July 24, 2014