Merton A. Johnson Jr. | 1946-2013

Published Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Merton A. “Jitterbug” Johnson Jr., 67, a truck driver, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at his home in Boyd.

A private service is planned.

Merton was born Feb. 15, 1946, in Bridgeport to Merton and Ruby (Fredrick) Johnson. He married Renee Ann Walters Jan. 4, 1980, in Durant, Okla. Merton was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother and Buck McAdams, the only dad he ever knew.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Renee Johnson of Boyd; son Toby Johnson and wife, Michele, of Mansfield; daughter Ellen Maxey and husband, Allison, of Mansfield; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Nora Fite and husband, Buddy, of Boyd; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

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