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Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home

2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX

OBITUARY

Enoch S. "E S" Johnson Jr.

September 23, 1926October 30, 2019
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Enoch S. “E S” Johnson, Jr.

E S was born on September 23, 1926 in Liberty Hill, Texas to Enoch S. and Lula Ida (Munro) Johnson. He was the youngest of six children.

After graduating from high school and at the age of seventeen, he joined the United States Navy. He served during World War II in Okinawa, Japan. Upon returning home, he joined the United States Army Reserve. He was called to duty during the Korean War and served in Sendai, Japan. After his completion of service in the Army, he returned to Austin and joined the City of Austin Fire Department, where he proudly served for thirty-three years.

In 1952 he met the love of his life, Christine Shelton. They were married on February 27, 1953 and they were by each other’s side through all of the ups and downs for 46 ½ years. They had two children, Lynda Johnson Liberty (Carl) and Patrick “Pat” Johnson (Mary). E S was a master at creating and repairing anything put in front of him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Chris, his parents, and five siblings. He is survived by his children; three grandchildren, Kathy Helms, Steven Spangler, and Kacie Johnson; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the funeral home chapel. He will be laid to rest at Hopewell Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas.

  • FAMILY

  • Enoch S. Johnson, Father (deceased)
  • Lula Ida (Munro) Johnson, Mother (deceased)
  • Christine (Shelton) Johnson, Wife (deceased)
  • Lynda (Johnson) Liberty, Daughter
  • Carl Liberty, Son-in-law
  • Patrick "Pat" Johnson, Son
  • Mary Johnson, Daughter-in-law
  • Kathy Helms, Granddaughter
  • Steven Spangler, Grandson
  • Kacie Johnson, Granddaughter
  • He is also survived by his three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his five siblings.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Pat Johnson
  • Steven Spangler
  • Adrian Orona
  • Gordon Faubian
  • Chris Craven
  • Lynn Parrish
  • David Sturgeon, Honorary
  • Jerry Terry, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Reception Monday, November 4, 2019

Memories

Enoch S. "E S" Johnson Jr.

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Gail (Shelton) Frick

November 9, 2019

Uncle S was always a favorite. I remember all the Christmas Eves spend with him and Aunt Chris, Lynda and Pat, at Grandma and Grandpa Shelton’s house. Going out o his ranch in Leander and all the kids playing. After my dad died, we lost track of his side of the family, only coming across one of them, by chance. These memories will always be there, even though they are gone. We will meet again some day!

Shirley Johnson

November 3, 2019

Uncle ES was our favorite uncle and we loved him dearly. We never saw him angry or upset . He always had a smile, laugh, and story to tell about his brothers and sisters. Visiting him was always a treat because of his sweet smile and jolly laugh . He will be missed and we know he’s reunited with Aunt Chris and is pulling shenanigans with his brother and sisters. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏼💐 until we meet again.

Nancy Trammell

November 3, 2019

Our jovial Uncle E.S.,
Always put us to the test
He would laugh and joke
Until he made us choke
He taught my brother Jimmy to smoke cigars
I think that Jimmy actually saw stars
Beloved and loved
A treasure so true
We love you and will miss you
A one of a kind , A Munro / Johnson, So fine!!!!!!!!!

Pat Johnson

November 2, 2019

As many of you know we referred to him as The Man.

Around the age of 13 or 14, while out of town for a week playing baseball, I was allowed to make a “long distance” call home. During the conversation with Mom, out of the blue (never having used the term before) I asked what’s The Man doing? She didn’t pause for 1/2 a second as if it was perfectly natural for him to be called The Man. I may have said it but she confirmed it.

When I got married the ceremony needed a Best Man. That was a no brainer. I didn’t even have to think about it. He was the best man I knew, and is the best I have yet come to know.

The sense of humor that was soo much fun for my whole life was sharp as ever, it stayed with him through it all. To watch how he was so polite and caring towards others, literally til his dying day, was a privilege to see.

I am blessed to have had such a man as him be my Dad.

There’s many more than me that are going to miss you.

Thanks dad,
I love you,
Pat

Karla Johnson

November 1, 2019

With E.S.’s passing, I thought about the many wonderful qualities that he had and wanted to share a few of my favorite things about him.
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1. He encouraged others to be the best that they can be and was an advocate for them to be successful.
2. He recognized and remembered that people had faults and never judged them for it.
3. He was encouraging and focused on the good in people…building others up in a quiet way was a specialty.
4. His humor was nothing short of spectacular and he was one of the few people that I always felt "got" mine.
5. He accepted his family’s goals and choices, respecting and accepting their differences even if he didn’t agree with them.
6. He was a wonderful husband to Chris... I never saw a greater example of someone that upheld their marriage vows as the care that he gave to Chris during her illness...it was inspiring to say the least.
7. He was a great Father in Law and grandfather to my daughter….and in short, a great man. I couldn’t have asked for a better role model to have in my life.

My parents thought so very much of both ES and Chris and ES and my mom had much the same sense of humor, sharing quite a few laughs together over the years. I am a better person for having had the pleasure of knowing ES and am so very thankful to have had him as part of my family for so many years. Wishing you a blessed and peaceful transition…you deserve nothing less.

Love you always,
Karla

Kathryn Diane Helms

November 1, 2019

Papa was always there for mom and us. We'd go on spring break to Sea World. We'd play baseball and croquet in the front yard. He let me drive his truck before I had drivers ed in the field. It was just me and him. He loved to laugh and have fun but don't you dare laugh at the table or you'd get sent away. He was there for us always. He's the greatest man I know. I loved his stories about the Navy and AFD. I'm so thankful to be his granddaughter. Love you always Papa. Now go dance with Memaw.

Lynda “Podna” Johnson Liberty

November 1, 2019

Dad could be one of the silliest people I’ve ever known. He could also be one of the hardest disciplinarians I’ve ever known and he didn’t have to say a single word - he would let you punish yourself. It worked. Dad was a very proud but very humble man who loved his family more than anything and did whatever he could to help us until the very end. I Love You Daddy and am so very proud to have had the privilege of being your daughter.

Jan Doran Faulds

October 31, 2019

Someone asked me what my favorite Christmas gift was when I was a child. After thinking a just a moment I knew it was the Christmas I spent with family at Mamaw's with the cousins, aunts, and uncles. I remember spending time at Johnsons's playing with Lynda and Pat! We would run to the fires that ES was fighting. We would have biscuits for breakfast! It was super fun having cousins and family that I did not have back home.

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