On Monday, December 21, 2020, Thomas Jerry Johnson, of Amarillo, Texas, was called home at the age of 83 years old. The world has lost a loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a dear friend.
Arrangements are with Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas. At his request, a private memorial will be held.
Jerry was born in Clovis, New Mexico in 1937, to Russell Reeves Johnson and Gladys Ethyl Randol. He attended and graduated from high school in Texico, NM. He met his wife, Marlene during that time and they were married in Clovis, NM on March 2, 1957.
Jerry was a member of Paramount Terrace Christian Church and later Hillside Christian Church for many years. He was a member of the Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association, the President of the WTSU Cager Club, a member of the National Association of Home Builders Spike Club, and was a Mason.
Jerry is survived by his four daughters, Debbie Foreman and husband Lance Foreman of Norman, OK, Ginger Roark and husband Doug Roark of Placitas, NM, Jill McMurry and husband Greg McMurry of Amarillo, TX, and Jerriann Mucino and husband Alaric Mucino of Amarillo, TX; his brother, Charles Don Johnson and wife LaJonna Johnson of Edmond, OK, sister-in-law, Rosie Johnson of Ft. Smith, AK; and brother-in-law, Cecil Dykes of New Braunfels, TX. Uncle Jerry is also survived by his nieces, Melinda Ferris and Michelle Davis; and nephews, Randy Hesser, Thomas Hesser, Jeff Hesser, and Jason Johnson. PaPa Jerry is survived by his grandchildren, Heidi Nicole Clark, Amy Rochelle Burnett, Sean Marc Singleton, Jon-Eric Singleton, Benjamin Jack McMurry, Shalena Renee Dettmann; and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys and Russell Johnson; his precious wife of 61 years, Marlene Sue Hesser Johnson; his sisters, Delphine Dykes and Gloria Hesser; and his brother, Bill Johnson; his nephew, Greg Dykes; and grandson, Zac McMurry.His tireless love and devotion to his family were evident in his final moments.
We sure will miss our “Mr. Fixit” dad, as he could fix anything we needed him to. He was ALWAYS there for us girls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Fisherman’s Class at Hillside Christian Church, Harrington Cancer Center, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or a charity of your choice.