Coleman - Cecil Johnson, age 87, of Coleman, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. The family hosted visitation on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman. A celebration of his life was held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, 200 East College Avenue, in Coleman. Rev. Joe Haynes, pastor of Leaday Baptist Church, officiated and Dr. Chas Shira, pastor of First Baptist Church, assisted. Interment followed in the Coleman City Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman. Face coverings were mandatory to attend the visitation and funeral service. He was born Cecil Bryan Johnson on November 26, 1933 in Lohn, Texas to Delma Bryan Johnson and Tina Trewitt Johnson. He grew up in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School in 1952. Cecil married Herma Jean Corder on June 10, 1952, and this became a true and life-long love story. With this union came three daughters and one son. They raised their family in Coleman where Herma Jean taught school and Cecil owned and operated Johnson Implement Company. Cecil loved his job in helping the agriculture of Coleman and surrounding counties be successful. After Cecil retired in 2014, he returned to his true passion of farming. He had a kind heart and giving spirit. Cecil loved his family and cherished the moments that he could spend with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. His positive attitude and faith in God leave behind an amazing legacy for his family. Even in his last days, he would say "Tomorrow will be a better day, just you wait and see." He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Coleman Rodeo Association. Awaiting in heaven for Cecil are his parents, Delma and Tina Johnson; his sisters, Del Marie Johnson, Jean Clarke, and Virginia Ann Johnson; and his brothers, Pat Johnson, and Don Johnson.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Herma Jean Johnson of Coleman; his children, Gwen Huggins and husband Phil of Coleman, Kay Scott and husband Dwain of Brownwood, Viki Hambright and husband Mark of Coleman, and Mike Johnson and wife Darla of Coleman; his grandchildren, Dana Avants and husband David, Andrea Ball and husband Matt, Adam Huggins and wife Charlene, Derek Johnson and wife Paige, Tiphani Hambright, Tedye Hambright, Tyler Scott, Trent Hambright, Shaedin Row and husband Daniel, Raelie Johnson and husband Ty; his great-grandchildren, Blake Hammonds, P.J. Hammonds and wife Megan, Quinton Hammonds, Bryson Hammonds, Cole Ball, Kasey Ball, Sanibel Huggins, Hunter Huggins, Kelby Johnson, Ralston Hinds, Axel Row, Kaitlyn Johnson, and Kyson Johnson; his great-great-grandchildren, Kyler Hammonds, Riker Hammonds and Pyper Hammonds; and his sister-in-law, Marian Johnson of Coleman.
Memorials are suggested in memory of Cecil to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 983, Coleman, Texas 76834, or to the Coleman Rodeo Association, P.O. Box 855, Coleman, Texas 76834.
Remembrances, condolences, and messages of comfort can be expressed to the family at www.livingmemorials.com. Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family.
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Posted online on February 10, 2021