Stephen E. Johnson, 60, of Cabot, Ark., Major (USAF Retired), left his earthly home on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark., after a lengthy illness.
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He was born March 6, 1954, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Earl Eugene and Helen Virginia Dickerson Johnson.
Steve was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Melisa Lynnette Johnson.
Steve was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served from August 1972 to January 1992 and retired with the rank of Major. He was owner and President of Cabot Components Corporation. Steve enjoyed fishing, golf, traveling, reading, politics, music, playing his guitar, and going to concerts. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Steve had a great sense of humor and was known as Poppa to his granddaughter, Claudia. He was a man of principle and integrity who loved God, his country, and family very much.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sharon Johnson of Cabot, Ark.; daughter, Laurie Bain of Murrieta, Calif.; son, STG2 Shaun Johnson (USN) and wife Amy of Murrieta, Calif.; brother, Mike Johnson of Cooter, Mo.; granddaughter, Claudia Ruiz of Murrieta, Calif.; grandson, Kyle Whitley; sister-in-law, Brenda Watson of DeWitt, Ark.; brothers-in-law, Mike Camp (Vikki) and Jeff Camp (Jackie) of Blytheville, Ark.; father and mother-in-law, Coy and Ruby Camp of Blytheville, Ark.; and his nieces and nephews, to whom he was known as Unk.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, 501-327-7727, with Dr. Coy Camp officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Apr. 17 to Apr. 24, 2014