Thomas Jerry Johnson

Thomas Jerry Johnson
Thomas Jerry Johnson

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.

3 Replies to “Thomas Jerry Johnson”

  1. Debbie, Ginger, Jill and Jerriann, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Uncle Jerry was always laughing and such a great uncle. I have many fond and happy memories of him over the years. Take care and we will miss him too. Melinda, Kyle and Greg Ferris.

  2. We met Jerry through Tiffany and Russell, his next door neighbors, our children. We all loved him as he was always so kind to their boys. He kept an eye out for all the neighborhood children. We could count on him to come over and offer his advice whenever we had a project going on at Tiffany and Russell’s. We looked forward to all our visits with him. It had become a tradition for our family to go and Christmas carol especially for him. He seemed to appreciate us even though we were always off key because he knew they were singing with all their hearts for him. Anyway we just wanted to let you know how much we will miss him and how sorry we are for your loss.

  3. Thank you, Jill, for calling and letting us know about Jerry. We will miss him as we do Marlene, but know he is now free of pain and able to breath without an effort. Jerry and Howard graduated together and Marlene and Marcia graduated together. We lost contact with each other for many years but at a doctor’s office in Roswell we were reunited. We had many enjoyable times together and will cherish those memories. May God comfort all of you at this time.

    Howard & Marcia Leavell

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