Roy E. Johnson Jr., age 79, of Brownwood died Saturday morning at the Cross Country Care Center in Brownwood.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Jenkins Spring Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born June 21, 1930, in Holdenville, Okla., the son of Roy Edward and Lela James Johnson Sr. He was married to Mary Lamirand in Oklahoma on July 16, 1952.

He was retired from National Life & Accident Insurance Company where he worked as a staff manager for over 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bangs and had lived in Brownwood since 1966 moving from Shawnee, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Johnson of Brownwood; three daughters, Gwen Watts and husband Phil of Brownwood, Pennie Newton and husband Brent of Bangs, and Gayla Powell of Blanket; one son, Keith Johnson and wife Christina of Odessa; a brother, Jerry Johnson and wife Margaret of Baton Rouge, La.; three sisters, Patricia Bradley and husband Bill of Holdenville, Ark., Joy Choate and husband R. D. of Armore, Okla., and Imogene Rutz of Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren, Taffy Watts, Tami Jones, Brittney Hardin, Jason Newton, Jeremy Newton, Krystal Powell, R. J. Powell, Marcy Johnson, and Stacy Johnson; five great-grandchildren,Watts, Sir, and River Jones, Joey Newton, Taylor Hardin, and another soon to be born.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and three sisters.

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