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Norman Ray "Paw" Johnson

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Norman Ray "Paw" Johnson Obituary
Norman Ray "Paw" Johnson

Funeral services for Norman Ray "Paw" Johnson will be held at 10 am, Friday, November 8, 2013, at Zion Baptist Church of Oakdale with Reverend Jackie Bond officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army. Committal service will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Oakdale under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale.

Norman, 64, of Oakdale, entered eternal rest on Monday, November 4, 2013 in his residence. He was born on September 13, 1949 in Oakdale to Earl Johnson and Lessie Faye Mayo Wilson. Norman served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was the owner/operator of Norman's Lawn Service in Oakdale. He retired from the C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center of DeQuincy as an officer, also worked at the Louisiana State Penitentiary of Angola. His hobbies were bluegrass music, livestock, nature, and squirrel hunting. He loved his grandchildren and loved referring to his granddaughters as his Lil' Jalapena-Lenas and his Big Jalapena-Lena was Linda Odom, ex-sister-in-law. Also loved giving peppermints to children to help sweeten them up a Lil' bit. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Johnson; one child, Wanda Faye Johnson; two brothers, Leonard and Leo Henderson; grandparents, John Mayo and Lola Maddox; step-dad; Josh Henderson; and very special friends, Ivy and Rena May Willis.

He leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memory, his mother, Lessie "Faye" Wilson of Oakdale; two sons, Willie Ray Johnson and Roy Johnson both of Oakdale; one daughter, Amanda Sue Johnson McConaha and husband Harold "Leslie" of Rosepine; brother, Silas Johnson; half-brother, Jackie Johnson; half-sister, Carolyn Johnson; former wife, Louise Johnson (Davis) of Oakdale; very special friend, Larry Swingle of Palestine, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers to serve will be Larry Swingle, Tommy Stockman, Coley Stockman, Joe Strother, Amanda Johnson McConaha, Roy Johnson, and Willie Ray Johnson.

Visitation will begin Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 3 pm until 10 pm, then on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 8 am until service time in the church at 10 am.

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Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 8, 2013
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