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Rickey Lee Johnson

November 19, 2017




Life Sketch for Rickey Lee Johnson

Rickey Lee Johnson, 63, passed away at his Newton residence on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Rickey was born on November 27, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas to Jeff and Mary (Moxley) Johnson.

He attended Texas schools and volunteered for the U.S. Army on November 5, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas.  He was a Specialist 4 and was trained as an Armor Crewman and served in Korea. He suffered a disabling injury during his service and was honorably discharged on November 11, 1977 while stationed in Ft. Carson, Colorado.

Rickey lived to go fishing and was known for his huge heart and willingness to help friends and family.

Rickey loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren: Alexis, Eli, Katie, and Ashley.

Rickey is survived by his daughter: Erica McMullin and spouse, Josh,  and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will not be a service. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.



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7 thoughts on “Rickey Lee Johnson

  1. My wife and I were Rickey’s neighbors for 4 years, being about the same age. We had a number of good conversations about Christianity and other things. Rickey was generous in spirit, sharing fish and eggs or whatever with us. We tried to be there for him at times. He really loved his grandchildren. I am so sorry he had to suffer so much physically and emotionally, but I am proud of his sacrifice in the service.

  2. My husband and I have known Rickey for 30 some years. Rickey loved his family dearly. They were his everything. Loved his spirit and a heart of gold. Will be so very missed our dear friend. RIP Rickey

  3. Rickey adored his daughter and his son-in-law and spoiled his wonderful grandchildren with adventures; stories; gifts; so many good times! They loved to fish with him! He is sorely missed by all of us!

  4. Rickey and his family were my neighbors when I lived on 13th St. In Newton. I am grateful that I got to see Rickey again in August at my nephew’s funeral. I didn’t get a chance to express my gratitude to him for sitting with me during Wayne’s memorial service. Rickey will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Rickey.

  5. I am just now seeing this. I didn’t hear about Ricky passing. I’m feeling so terrible right now. Me and Ricky were great friends for a lot of years and I’ll miss him. The fun we had was enormous, the stories unbelievable unless you were there, and they will be with me forever. Thank you Ricky, for everything you were truly one of a kind! Cheerful in all weather’s, never shirked a task, splendid behavior.

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