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Neal Joel Johnson

Neal Joel Johnson, age 57, of Mena, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his home. He was born on Friday, December 16, 1960 to Herbert Andrew Johnson and Melva Juanita Freeze Johnson in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Neal was a humble man and served Jehovah over 40 years as a minister as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He loved serving God alongside his friends and his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He worked over 30 years in the well drilling business working for G&W Well Drilling and Johnson Pump Service. Neal also enjoyed playing basketball and splitting wood in his spare time. Neal was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Johnson.
Neal is survived by his wife, Janet Johnson of Mena; his mother, Melva Johnson of Mena; daughters and sons-in-law, Adrienna and Marcus Purdy of Rogers, Arkansas and Emily and Shelby Bartow of Mena; one brother, Eddie Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister, Judy Larru of Mena; two grandchildren, Jonah Bartow of Mena and Milo Purdy of Rogers; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Mena Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Brady Knight officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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