Edwards Funeral Home


John L Johnson Jr.

March 6, 1950September 10, 2021

John L Johnson Jr., age 71 passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. John was born March 6, 1950.

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John L Johnson Jr.

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Johnny May

September 15, 2021

John John, For 52 years we have know each other well! We shared brotherhood in the Phi Delt house, you visited our home in Little Rock numerous times, you were in our wedding party, and I was with you and Barbara at the MED Center early a.m. right after the wreck.

The last 14 years we have been involved together on a regular basis. I have witnessed first hand your toughness, perseverance, your tender side and your hard headed side! I love your love for Jesus plus nothing! You are a bloodhound for sniffing out posers and the self righteous. You possess more common sense and intellect that anyone I’ve ever know! I am so thankful for you friendship, your counsel, and the way you understand God in the scriptures!

Rest well my friend, you certainly deserve it! Until later!

Jerrie Martin

September 13, 2021

A true prince of a guy and beloved friend. So many wonderful memories of school days and beyond. Go rest high upon that mountain, John. You deserve your rest.

Richard Sandham

September 13, 2021

John and shared many thoughts over our lives. Our most treasured was our love for my mother Janine. John was Mom’s baby brother and they were very close. Her passing was a tremendous blow to us both and over the course of our lives we leaned on each other countless times. On the phone, in email, or cruising for ice cream in a huge powder blue Caprice Classic convertible as he flirted with the girls behind the counter at his favorite Ft Smith Dairy Queen.
He saved my life, brought me closer to God, and guided me through the toughest of times. I would not have the blessed life I have today without him.
I am confident there are others he assisted regardless of his condition or schedule. Confident there are others he has saved.
I will miss him.

Gary Tuller

September 13, 2021

Rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Thank you for the last time we sat and talked, that was a good day. Peace and comfort to all family and friends.

Beverly Gambello

September 13, 2021

My beloved brother, John. This is the last picture I received from him on August 12.

Residing with Jesus in heaven now