J.L. “Hoot” Johnson, age 82, of Watson, Oklahoma died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Thursday, March 1, 1934 to Jess Leon and Nina Mary Ladd Johnson in Watson, Oklahoma.
Hoot attended the Cove First Baptist Church. His life was guided by what was most important to him, his wife, raising his children, and his work at the Fire Department. He served 34 years as Captain of the fire department in Grand Prairie, Texas and was proud to teach new firefighters at Texas A&M. Hoot loved to rebuild cars and had a gift for fixing just about anything. Often times he enjoyed playing guitar at the Mena Senior Center. Hoot was a loving companion husband, father, brother in law and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Elaine Scott; and one brother, Paul Johnson.
Hoot is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, June Johnson of Watson, Oklahoma; two daughters and son in law, Carmiel and Ted Aldred of Fort Worth, Texas and Denise Bridger of Watson, Oklahoma; sister in law, Doris Johnson of Watson, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Jennifer King of Gatesville, Texas, Lauren Rainbolt of Maypearl, Texas, Jess Aldred of St. Mary’s Georgia, Carlton Aldred of Jacksonville, Florida, Jana Synder of Grand Prairie, Texas and Jared Scott of Dallas, Texas; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at the Octavia Cemetery in Octavia, Oklahoma with a time of fellowship and gathering at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena on Saturday Morning from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
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