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James Thurman Johnson

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James Thurman Johnson, age 74, passed away on October 14, 2009, in Amarillo, TX, following an extended illness.
James was born at Jordan, NM, July 3, 1935, to James Henry and Ola Johnson. He was a long time Tucumcari resident and businessman. For many years he operated the "Y" Truck Stop and worked for Wielend Oil Company until moving to Clovis in the early 70's to own and operate The Transport Truckstop at Texaco, NM. He later moved back to Tucumcari to operate the Montgomery Ward Retail Store for a short time, then  operated the Malco Station on Tucumcari Blvd. He then  moved to Arizona to own and operate numerous convience stores. He then came back to Tucumcari working for Conway Oil Company and retired trom that position.
Surviving him is his wife of 50 years, Geraldyne (Gerry) Johnson; his daughter, Debra Johnson of Gallup, NM; his sons, Ralph Johnson and wife, Gayle of Amarillo, TX, and Jim Johnson and wife, Emily of Tucumcari, NM; 5 Grandchildren, Tiffany Garcia, James Ray Johnson, Daniel Nieto, Sabrina Miller, and Michelle Johnson along with 7 Great Grandchildren.
 Memorial Services celebrating his life will be Saturday morning at 10:00 AM in the Dunn Memorial Chapel with Pastor Wes Stewart of Temple Baptist Church officiating.  Honorary Pall Bearers will be all of his many friends and neighbors.  Following his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM,  575 461-3815.
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