James R. Johnson

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
James R. Johnson

James R. "Jim" Johnson, 73, of rural Deepwater, formerly of Marshall, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at his home.

Memorial graveside services with military rites will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Twin Lakes Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born May 12, 1942, in Miami, Jim was the son of the late William Cleo Johnson and Katie Myrtle Kiso Johnson and was a graduate of Marshall High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving from March 1961 to October 1966 and honorably discharged as a sergeant E-5. He worked for the Marshall Police Department from December. 1966 to May 1972. He then worked for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad from May 1973 to May 1994 working as a brakeman, conductor and was promoted to engineer in 1989. On September. 6, 1996, he married Jacquelyn M. "Jackie" McComas, who preceded him in death on May 11, 1997. On July 14, 2008, he married Sharon Kay Dudgeon, who survives of the home. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, ATV riding and 35 years as a locksmith.

In addition to his wife, Sharon, he is survived by one daughter, Christina Lea Stout of Huntsville; stepchildren, Lance Whelchel of Richmond, Les Whelchel of Longview, Texas, Lisa McCoy of Excelsior Springs, Teresa Chamberlain of Higginsville and Jackie Matney of Lebanon; one grandson, Coty Minor; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Johnson of Marshall; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Boyd Johnson.