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Jimmy Johnson


1940 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
JIMMY DEAN JOHNSON "J.D."
1940-2018
Jimmy was born to the late Florence and John Johnson on May 24,1940 in Ontario, Oregon. Jimmy had a life long love of flying. In his younger years he worked for Barstow Aviation as a flight instructor. In 1964 he began his career as a Pilot with Delta Airlines, expanding to International flights before retiring in 1997. In 1988 he graduated from South Texas College of Law, specializing as a trial lawyer in class action suits and retiring in 2015. He was producer and co-owner with his brother of Sound Masters Recording Studio originally Nashville Sound studio in Houston, Tx for many years.
Jimmy is preceded in death by Ricky Dean Johnson, Lola Johnson Mason, Dorothy Johnson and Johnny Johnson. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Suzanne. His children, Debra Bruce, Marissa (Thomas) Hubbell and Blake (Katie) Johnson along with his brother Joel (Beth) Johnson and five grandsons. Jimmy was lovingly known as "Pops" to his family and friends. Pops had not only love of flying and law but he enjoyed cooking for his family and working on motorcycles and cars. Pops didn't cook just for the sake of carrying on the tradition, but rather it was for another moment with someone. He knew the value of a meal, a creative expression of tastes and flavors and moments spent with loved ones that we can now carry with us. He was focused on the "now". It can be comfortable to take a back seat to the universe and digest each moment by its core emotion, but he taught us to live for the "now", take it for what it truly is.
Pops gained his final wings on April 29, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He is still within all of us and we will carry a piece of him with us during our journey. We have the chance to carry on the memories, heartache, creativity, intelligence, diligence and the spirit of Pop through our days.
As we close this chapter of life, we would like to think we will continue on our journey with him as our co-pilot.
If you would like to contact the family for celebration of life information or updates, please email [email protected]
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 18, 2018
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