Richard Allen Johnson (Rick), 75, a lifetime resident of the
Greenville area, passed away Friday July 17, 2020 at Greenville Gardens in
Richard was born to De Lewis Johnson and Pansy Witt Johnson
in Greenville, Texas, January 14, 1945.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Doug
Johnson. He is survived by his sister,
Olivia (Libby) Johnson Peter of Roxton, Texas and sister-in-law, Susan Johnson
of Rockwall, Texas. He also leaves
behind nephews, De Lewis Johnson of Rockwall, Texas and Hank Bryant of Reno,
Texas, and nieces, Deonna Stevens of Greenville, Texas, Kathy Archuleta of
Woodbridge, Virginia, Sandra Ramsey of Paris, Texas and Lisa Duty of Tawakoni,
Richard grew up in Greenville and started playing in a band
during his teens as a drummer. He continued
to play in several different bands throughout his young adulthood and
maintained a great love for all kinds of music his entire life. He was an avid reader, and his hobbies
included playing golf and riding motorcycles.
He also obtained his pilot’s license and enjoyed pleasure flying for
many years. Richard always had a great interest in aviation and this led him to
make his career with L3 in Greenville, Texas.
He retired in 2009 as a Logistics Manager after 30 years with the
company. After retiring, Richard’s
greatest pleasure came from working in his yard and spending time with his
beloved dog “buster” who has been adopted by a good friend and neighbor.
Richard will be sorely missed and well remembered, by his
family and many friends. He was a gentleman
with a great sense of humor. He loved
his family and cherished his friends. He
had an adventurous spirit and “Rock and Roll Soul”. He truly marched to the beat of his own
drum. Rest in peace sweet man!
A graveside service will be held for family and friends
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City,
officiating by Dr. James Ralson.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be De Lewis Johnson, nephew; Hank Bryant,
nephew; Brook Duty, nephew-in-law; and Tommy Rowe, a long time friend. Also, life long friend, Don Medford will serve
as honorary pallbearer.
Condolences can be made on line at www.cokermathews.com