George Lynual Johnson, 89, of Benton, AR passed away on March 30, 2017. He was born on October 20, 1927 in Little Rock, AR to Robert Jeff and Verna Lee (Neal) Johnson. George worked for AMF Cycle Division for 25 years and we loved the custom bikes he built for us when we were children. It truly made us feel special. He loved to squirrel and coon hunt and enjoyed training and showing his blue tick and hound dogs. George was a WWII veteran serving in the US Navy on the destroyer the USS OMBUS and was honorably discharged in 1953. He was a lifelong Baptist.
George is preceded in death by his middle daughter, Marsha Lynn Johnson Morrow; two grandsons, Thomas (Tom) Michael Morrow and David (Dave) McKinley Morrow; and one granddaughter, Lisa Michelle Clay; his parents; one brother, Marvin Jeff Johnson; and two sisters, Darlene Johnson Woodall and Shirley Johnson Magness.
He is survived by his sweet wife of 68 years; Glenna Gail (Stimpson) Johnson from Thornburg, AR; two daughters, Brenda Joyce Johnson Clay (Bobby) of Scotland, AR and Darlene Johnson Lackey of North Little Rock, AR; son-in-law, Thomas (Tommy) Ray Morrow of Little Rock, AR; one granddaughter; Angela Rouse Owen (Mike) of Sherwood, AR; four grandsons, Robert Jeffrey (Jeff) Clay (Debbie) of Bryant, AR; Darin Michael Clay of Hot Springs, AR; William Joseph (Billy Joe) Clay of Hot Springs, AR; and Mark Edward Morrow of Benton, AR. Fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Health Foundation, Hospice Home Care or the Arkansas Humane Society.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400
I’m so sorry for your loss. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort each of you. I know y’all have many fond memories to cherish. Love Janet & Karen Sholer