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Johnnie Ray Johnson

Mr. Johnnie Ray Johnson, age 81, passed away, Sunday, May 5, 2024, at his home in Mena, Arkansas. He was born November 4, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Raymond and Geneva Hazel (Gage) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was an insurance salesman by profession, he also owned his own jewelry store for a time. He was known for his musical talent, having played guitar with many bands.

Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Geneva Hazel (Gage) Johnson; brother, Floyd Johnson from Detroit, Michigan; and by his sister, Ellen (Flur) Lansdell from Beebe, Arkansas.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Johnson; Children; Brad Johnson of Detroit, Michigan, Ray Johnson of Detroit, Michigan, Terry Johnson Fisher of North Carolina, Christine Harmon of Ohio, Bobby Smith and wife Lori of Fayetteville, Arkansas and  Shawna Ernst of Fayetteville, Arkansas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Joy Jones of Searcy, Arkansas, Joy Johnson Jones of McRae, Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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