August 21, 1934 - February 14, 2022
Funeral Services for James Dwight Johnson, 87, of Gilmer, Texas, will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 17, 2022, at McWhorter Funeral Home with Brother Mike Kessler officiating. Interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm prior to the service. James was born August 21, 1934, in Bettie, Texas to Aubrey D. and Reid Winn Johnson and passed from this life February 14, 2022. James graduated from Union Hill High School and East Texas State University. He married Jeanne Elizabeth Spencer, May 30, 1952, and they would have celebrated their 70th Anniversary this year. He taught school, coached and was a principal for 20 years before going into the cattle business. James was a faithful member of First Baptist Church. He had many friends and never met a stranger. Most importantly, he was Pepaw, and he loved his family with all of his heart. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanne Johnson; daughters, Marcia Fielden and her husband, Mike; Amy McWhorter and her husband, John; grandchildren, James Fielden (Sarah), Rachael Thurmond (Fritz), Colin Efurd (Brantly), Riley Coleman (Samantha), and Kaylin McWhorter; great grandchildren, Keaton Fielden, Pierce Thurmond, Tyson Fielden, Mary Thurmond, Kynna Rhoden, Nolan Fielden, Emmy Thurmond, Jaycin Fielden, Tate Efurd, and (soon to arrive) Blaine Efurd. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Cheyenne Johnson, and Forrest Johnson. Pallbearers are James Fielden, Riley Coleman, Brantly Efurd, Tyson Fielden, Dr. Fritz Thurmond, and Pierce Thurmond. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Chambers Home Health and U T Health Pittsburg for the love and care given to Pepaw. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Dierksen Hospice, 2605 W. Ferguson Rd., Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455. Please visit James’ on-line registration book at www.mcwhorterfh.com to leave a memory for the family.
Funeral Services for James Dwight Johnson, 87, of Gilmer, Texas, will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 17, 2022, at McWhorter Funeral Home with Brother Mike Kessler officiating. Interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will... View Obituary & Service Information
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