He was born June 4, 1934, in Alton, Mo., son of the late Homer Calvin and Vernie Frances Harriell Johnson.
Brother Johnson was pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church in Conway until just recently, and pastored churches in Missouri and Arkansas. He had also managed the Christian Supply Store in Conway 23 years.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Wisehart Johnson of Conway; children, Jan Morrison and husband the Rev. Michael Morrison; the Rev. Bryan Johnson and wife Amy of New York City; granddaughters, Jessica and Marley Morrison, Hannah, Morgan and Grace Johnson; a sister, Louise Orr and husband the Rev. Ralph of Alton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Van Dyke.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Bryan Johnson, Michael Morrison and Terry Forrest officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Children's Bible Fellowship of New York Inc., P.O. Box 670, Carmel, NY 10512.
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