Paul Frederick Johnson
March 17, 1930 – September 8, 2019
On September 8, 2019, Paul Fredrick Johnson, surrounded by his loving family passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Paul was born March 17, 1930 in Tarentum, PA to Marie and Leroy Johnson.
He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force Intelligence and served during the Korean conflict. After leaving the service Paul married Dorothy Grace Kirkland, his sweetheart of 64 years, and attended Penn State University where he received his degree in agronomy. During his working years he was employed in the chemical and fertilizer industry from Pennsylvania to Texas.
He and Dorothy have four children - Mark Eric Johnson (Sandra) of Dove Canyon, California; Marsha Lynn Johnson of Houston, Texas; Paula Danene Mason (Joe) of Houston, Texas and Holly Beth Riley (Scott) of Austin, Texas. They have five grandchildren - Stefanie Gonzalez of Houston, Texas; Eric Johnson of Huntington Beach, California; Raven Riley of Austin, Texas; Wesley Hubbard of Houston, Texas and Mallory Hubbard of Dallas, Texas. They also have one great-grandchild, Carlisle Gonzalez of Houston, Texas. Paul was preceded in death by his sister Lois Kirkland of Clymer, Pennsylvania.
Always a joyful, kind and honest man, Paul enjoyed a good laugh, loving on his grandchildren, teaching bible stories to youths, gardening, and traveling to visit with family and dear friends. He had a blessed life filled with love, happiness and the assurance of a home with his Lord.
Memorial services will be held at the Brookside Funeral Home - Cypress Creek on September 16, 2019 from 11AM – 2PM. Interment will be at the Houston National Cemetery.
Donations in Paul’s memory can be made in lieu of flowers to: KHCB Radio (2424 South Blvd, Houston, Texas 77098), to your local nursing and hospice provider (who were so very helpful) or a charity of choice.
- Memorial Service Monday, September 16, 2019
- Inurnment with Military Honors Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Paul Frederick Johnson
Ben and Nancy Barlass
September 16, 2019
We first meet Paul and Dot in May of 96. They held Andrew durning his first Sunday evening service. I got to know Paul much more thru AWANA. Paul was assigned the kids that were interested in learning more about the gospel. Paul would ask the kids what the verses meant and find out where they were spiritually. Paul also in couraged me in investing, family life, and ministries. My son Samuel and daughter Ruth have very fond memories of those Paul Johnson AWANA talks. When Samuel's girlfriend found this out, she surprised Samuel with a birthday dinner with the Johnson's. All enjoyed this very much. We love you both much.
September 12, 2019
I have loved every memory that I have of Paul and Dot Johnson. How very special you both have been to me. One of my earliest memories of Paul was of him coming so faithfully every week to help the children in the Awana Club at church. And we prayed for him through his heart difficulty. The Lord allowed us to have Paul for a lot of years after that, and we are grateful. What a wonderful blessing to get to know Paul and Dot more at our group's Domino evenings. I think everyone in that group also really enjoyed our many Thanksgiving celebrations. We're looking forward to seeing Paul again One Day in the presence of our Lord Jesus.
From Bill and Exene Hanley with love.
Doug & Michelle McKissick
September 11, 2019
It was a privilege and a blessing to have known Paul. He was a dear, godly man who always greeted us with a smile and had a word of encouragement to share. We remember him very fondly and look forward to seeing him in heaven one day. Dot, our love and prayers are with you and the family.