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Funeral services for Lloyd Johnson, 85, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pete Adrian officiating and the Rev. Debbie Riggsby assisting.  

Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery with Ralph Wadsorth, Eddie Almond, Dr. Ronald Stanley, Steve Cooper, Bernie Beam and Gene Scruggs serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Jones, Elton Stewart and Truman Renshaw.  

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the funeral home. 

Mr. Johnson died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  

Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Mount Vernon, the son of Weaver Henry and Lillis Virginia (Reeves) Johnson.  

He married Jo Ann Staples on Dec. 16, 1955, in Tyler. She survives.  

Mr. Johnson attended Winona schools and graduated from Tyler High School in 1945.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War and served on board the USS Wasp. 

He worked for the Department of Public Safety and was a Texas Ranger and retired after 35 years. He was a 50-year member of the Castillian Masonic Lodge No. 141 and was a Past Master.  

Mr. Johnson was a member of First United Methodist Church.  

Other survivors include three sons, Russ Johnson and wife, Sandy, of Tyler, Tracy Johnson and fiancé, Nicole Sorley, of Sulphur Springs and Scott Johnson and wife, Amy, of Arlington; brother Bob Johnson and wife, Beverly, of Palestine; grandchildren Joshua Johnson and wife, Jill, of Tyler, Courtney Allison and husband, Matt, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Callie Johnson of Arlington, Blake Johnson of Arlington, Trevor Johnson of Sulphur Springs and Tucker Johnson of Tyler; and great-grandchildren Shepard Johnson, Fisher Johnson and Kinsler Johnson.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas   75482.  

The online register can be signed at: 

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

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