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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX

OBITUARY

Rider Miller Johnson Jr.

July 1, 1939February 2, 2020
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Rider Miller Johnson, Jr. passed away on February 2, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rider was born on July 1, 1939 in Nacogdoches, Texas to parents, Rider M. Johnson, Sr. and Velma Lois Priddy.

Rider was an only child, but had several cousins on his mother’s side that he was close to, especially Margaret Tingle and Danny Priddy. He grew up in Nacogdoches, and attended Nacogdoches High School. He later joined the Army. He was stationed in Korea during his tour of duty, and upon discharge he attended Stephen F. Austin State University. He moved to Houston in 1963 where he met Charlotte, the love of his life. They celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 31, 2019.

Rider worked for General Electric in Houston as a machinist and later for Dillard’s and Kroger. He moved back to Nacogdoches in 2001 and later worked for Commercial Bank of Texas where he retired in 2016.

After returning home to Nacogdoches in 2001, Rider enjoyed attending his high school reunions. Rider was a sweet, kind and gentle person who never met a stranger. He dearly loved his God. He and his father were charter members of Grace Bible Church. His Lord called him home early February 2, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his wife, Charlotte; his daughter, Velma and her husband Al Fortunato of New York City; his son, Timothy of Nacogdoches; and daughter Sheila and grandson Tristan of Mill Valley, California; brother-in-law, Kenneth McBride and nephew Kenneth McBride, Jr.; nieces, Lana, Carolyn and her husband Gary Harling and Rita and her husband Tony Strain.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, located at 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Darrell Cranford, Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Flynn, Active Pallbearer
  • Tip Smith, Active Pallbearer
  • Tim Leonard, Active Pallbearer
  • Gregg Power, Active Pallbearer
  • Rusty Rust, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Rita Strain

February 17, 2020

Jesse James Johnson

February 14, 2020

Rider was my daddy and I will miss him and I will never forget that he loved me and he made sure that I was taken care of and brought up right ,He loved my mama with all his heart and he was kind to me and he was fair ,he would make sure that I knew ,that we all knew how much he loved us. But make no mistake daddy didnt put up with any nonsense he would yell sometimes but rest assured when he did you listened not out of fear but because it was serious and he didn't want you to be hurt, My daddy was the bravest man I've ever known and he showed me he would go to any length to protect his family ,He taught me that you have to care about doing what's right and if you dont theres a place waiting for you if you wernt careful. My daddy was hard on me cause he knew the world would be alot harder Being the oldest boy in our family I had to lead the way,and he made sure I didnt get lost. I'm proud to be your son daddy ,and as far as knowing if I was loved goes, Daddy I know and I'll never forget, thank you for your love patience, and all of the things in between ,I'm very lucky to have been raised by you and your gentle and firm ways that you taught me with ,I sincerely hope that my life can reflect the way you were and the good man that you always were. Everything I am I owe to you. I love you Daddy.

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Biography

Rider Miller Johnson, Jr. passed away on February 2, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rider was born on July 1, 1939 in Nacogdoches, Texas to parents, Rider M. Johnson, Sr. and Velma Lois Priddy.

Rider was an only child, but had several cousins on his mother’s side that he was close to, especially Margaret Tingle and Danny Priddy. He grew up in Nacogdoches, and attended Nacogdoches High School. He later joined the Army. He was stationed in Korea during his tour of duty, and upon discharge he attended Stephen F. Austin State University. He moved to Houston in 1963 where he met Charlotte, the love of his life. They celebrated 55 years of marriage on July 31, 2019.

Rider worked for General Electric in Houston as a machinist and later for Dillard’s and Kroger. He moved back to Nacogdoches in 2001 and later worked for Commercial Bank of Texas where he retired in 2016.

After returning home to Nacogdoches in 2001, Rider enjoyed attending his high school reunions. Rider was a sweet, kind and gentle person who never met a stranger. He dearly loved his God. He and his father were charter members of Grace Bible Church. His Lord called him home early February 2, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his wife, Charlotte; his daughter, Velma and her husband Al Fortunato of New York City; his son, Timothy of Nacogdoches; and daughter Sheila and grandson Tristan of Mill Valley, California; brother-in-law, Kenneth McBride and nephew Kenneth McBride, Jr.; nieces, Lana, Carolyn and her husband Gary Harling and Rita and her husband Tony Strain.