February 19, 1941 – November 23, 2019
Bud Johnson, age 78, of Henderson, Nevada, passed away on Saturday November 23, 2019. Nils “Bud” Johnson was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 19, 1941 to Nils Sr. and Stina Johnson.
Bud joined the Air Force after high school and served four years as a jet mechanic. In 1966, he was hired on at TWA as a customer service agent, and after 20 years, he decided to retire and begin his second career as a big rig driver.
Bud was completely self-taught, and he traveled all over the country delivering new trucks. Bud absolutely loved to talk about his trips with friends and family, and he often shared his knowledge of cars with those who needed help. When he wasn't keeping busy with driving, Bud enjoyed reminiscing about the good old days at the TWA retiree get-togethers, visiting Larry’s cabin in Utah, and fishing at Navajo Lake.
Bud is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Jo Johnson; four sons, David (w. Betty), Chris (w. Annie), and Larry (w. Michelle), and Gary (w. Candy); one daughter, Holly Phillips (h. Charley); step-daughter Debbie Oakley; two step-sons, Bill Oakley (w. Kathleen) and Nick Oakley (w. Lisa); 14 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 3 step great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, December 16th at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery,1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmmortuary.com for the Johnson family.
12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1900 Veterans Memorial Drive