David Lee Johnson | 1931-2014

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014

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David Lee Johnson

David Lee Johnson, 82, a regional plant manager, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral was March 27 at the First Baptist Church in Decatur, and burial was March 28 in Clines Prairie Cemetery in Huntsville. The Rev. Gerre Joiner and Dr. William Lewis officiated.

Pallbearers were Austin Lester, Garrett Johnson, Nick Martin, Alec Johnson, Stan Shults and J.P. Flynt. Honorary pallbearers were the First Baptist Church Adult 6 men’s class.

David was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Liberty to Morris and Ida (Dugat) Johnson. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and married Eula Flynt June 2, 1955, in Baytown.

He was a chemical engineer for Oxidental for 37 years before they changed to Western Gas Resources. He worked there four more years. David was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Jason Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Eula Johnson of Decatur; children Judy Wilbanks and husband, Danny, of Longview, Wayne Johnson and wife, Michelle, of Houston, DeAnne Martin and husband, Craig, of Decatur and Joyce Robinson and husband, Chris, of Argyle; grandchildren Austin Lester, Lindsey Lester, Garrett Johnson and wife, Mary, Robin Johnson, Alec Johnson, Stevie Martin, Hannah Martin, Nick Martin and Hannah Griffith, Henry Robinson, Jacob Robinson, Ben Robinson and Molly Robinson; great-grandson Braxton Martin; brothers-in-law Bill Flynt and John Flynt and wife, Ellen; nephews Paul Flynt, Allen Flynt and Gary Flynt; nieces Mary Phelps and Carol Flynt; and other family members and friends.

Memorials may be sent to: Neurology Department, UT Southwest, c/o Dr. Richard Dewey, Parkinson’s Research, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390.

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