Donnie Ray Johnson – January 14, 2015

Johnson Obit PhotoDonnie Ray Johnson, 64, of Dumas, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Howe officiating.  Graveside services will be at 2:30 P.M. at the Shamrock Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Donnie was born on Aug. 25, 1950 in Shamrock to Daylon and Dollie Johnson.  He married Margie Smith on Sept. 15, 1972, in Amarillo. He was a teacher and coach at Boys Ranch, Sunray and Dumas.  He was an avid sports fan.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Larry.

Survivors include his wife Margie of the home; a son, Jeremy Johnson of Watonga, Okla.; a daughter, Amanda Johnson of Dumas; his mother, Dollie Johnson of Shamrock; and grandchildren, Gage Johnson and Kohanna Johnson of Dumas.

0 Replies to “Donnie Ray Johnson – January 14, 2015”

  1. Mrs. Johnson
    My deepest condolences! Coach will be missed 🙁 I would like for you to know coach was a big part of my life during my school years from Jr High to High school he kept a sharp eye on me lol To this day I still talk about what coach would tell me about our sports experiences! He will be missed!! God bless

  2. We will all miss DJ and all his smiles and devious antics . I’m so sorry that I was unable to be in Dumas to help your family at this sad time, but I will be there as soon as possible. Just remember I’m just a phone call away to talk whenever you feel like talking.
    Prayers for the family,
    Zelda

  3. I would like to say. Mr Johnson you were a great person and friend and coworker. I really enjoyed working by you and mr. offit at the JR High. The three stooges live for ever. HAHAH Prayer and Thoughts to your family. Joyce and Rex Weirich

  4. Donnie you will be missed by many my friend. I know that your Dad and Larry both met you at the gates of Heaven to welcome you home. Countless folks have been touched by you and your family over the years and are now praying for your family’s comfort. Until we meet again my friend, may God’s love abound.

  5. Mrs. Johnson and families,
    Tommy and I are so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. I loved working with him at DJHS. His infectious smile and kind words made him endearing. His love for his family and his faith in our Lord shown all about him. Our hearts are heavy but his burden has been lifted and I know he will rejoice when we join him in our Heavenly Home. Your family is lifted in prayers for your comfort.
    May God bless you.
    Kali and Tommy Smith

  6. To the whole family,
    Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Donnie was a great friend & mentor to both Kevin & I. There is a big hole here, but I do know God is wrapping His loving arms around you today & the days to come. We love you.
    Kevin & Diana Smith

  7. Margie and family,
    My deepest condolences to the the family during their loss. May God comfort you now and in the days to come.

  8. I can’t begin to tell how sorry I am for your loss. Donnie was such a special man. I remember Clint telling me once that he really wasn’t as tough as he seemed, that he was just a big old teddy bear inside. I know how much he loved you and the kids. He’ll be missed terribly at high school. Your all in my prayers. May God bless you. Love, Carol

  9. Margie, I am so sorry to hear about Donnie,he was a special man and I was so privileged to have known him.I will be praying for you and your family,
    Linda Boyett

  10. We are so sorry to here of your loss. Coach will be missed by all of us. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
    Jason and Iris McDonald

  11. We will miss Donnie’s smile and enthusiasm for kids. He was such a sweet man that always put others first. You all are in our hearts and prayers and please know Donnie was loved by us all.
    Brian and Sally Heaton

  12. My deepest condolences, I am so saddened for your loss. I am so proud to have called him a mentor and teacher. He changed my life in 7th grade, and I owe a great part of my life to him and his legacy.

  13. Margie and Family,
    I am saddened by the passing of Donnie and he will be missed by everyone. I am sending prayers for the family.
    Jan Heiskell

  14. Great man. He will be missed dearly. He was a good friend and always had an encouraging word. God Bless him and his family.

  15. My deepest condolences! I had the privilege of working with Mr. Johnson, and admired his passion for teaching. I enjoyed his interaction with students, which I learned and put to practice. He will be missed!
    Praying for the family.
    Elda

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