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July 29, 1929 - February 7, 2016


James Robert Johnson passed away peacefully on February 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

He was born on July 29, 1929 in Fairfax, OK, and his family moved to Holdenville, OK

where he graduated from high school. He served during the Korean War in the

Armored Tank Division stationed in Germany from 1950 to 1952 and subsequently

graduated from Texas Tech University with a B. A. degree in geology in 1959.

He married Joyce Ann Dittberner of Panhandle, TX on April 23,1955 in White Deer, TX.

Jim and Joyce relocated several times during Jim’s career from Lubbock to Amarillo,

Dallas, Overland Park, KS, Barrington, IL and back to the Dallas area during his

successful career in sales and marketing for a major supplier to independent telephone

companies within the telecommunication industry. Finally, he and Joyce moved to

Keowee Key, SC in 1994 and after a few more years as a consultant he retired and

enjoyed having more time for golf, boating, fishing and picked up the art of carving

songbirds. Jim and Joyce returned to Dallas in the fall of 2014.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce of Dallas, son, Jay Kelly Johnson, a daughter,

Karla Jean Peterson both of Dallas, two granddaughters, Lauren Ashley Peterson of

Washington, D.C., and Anne Katherine Peterson, also of Dallas, TX.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at CC Young, 4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas,

TX 75214 in the East Lawther Building Chapel on the 2

nd Floor at 2:00 PM on Saturday,

February 13 with a reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the CC Young Benevolence Fund

or to Good Shepherd



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Donna Johnson

February 14, 2016 7:49AM

Dear Aunt Joyce, Kel and Karla,
Thinking of you all yesterday and today across the miles. I am sure the memorial service was beautiful.
With love and deepest sympathy.

Kent and Kathy Peterson

February 13, 2016 10:31PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With much love, Kent and Kathy Peterson

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