James Thompson Johnson was born the son of James Edward Johnson and Lola Mae (Wheeler) Johnson on April 1, 1925, in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life on May 28, 2014, at his home in Alton, Missouri, at the age of 89 years.
He is survived by one brother, Phillip Paul Johnson of Merkel, Texas; one sister-in-law, Joan Johnson of Alton, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lola Mae Johnson; five brothers, Uil “Bud” Johnson, Nolan “Bill” Johnson, Ned Johnson, Glen D. Johnson and Donald Johnson; and three sisters, Marion Evans, Jessie Mae Burkhead and Glee Johnson.
James was a welder by trade and traveled to many countries abroad and many cities in the United States during his career. His welding career ended due to a work accident and he transitioned to collecting antiques and art. He painted many beautiful pictures and china pieces, many of which are proudly displayed in the homes of his extended families.
James knew the Lord and accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. Today, he is with his family in Heaven. He will be remembered as a loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle, and a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Graveside services for Mr. Johnson will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Bill Bales officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Saturday, May 31st from 1:00 until 1:30 PM.
Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in James’ memory to the Smith Cemetery in Alton, Missouri, and may be left at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.