Wesley M. Johnson
July 28, 1933 – October 16, 2020
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we wish to announce the passing of Wesley M. Johnson, 87, on October 16, 2020. He is now with the Lord and reunited with his loving wife Charlene Johnson. Wesley was born on July 28, 1933 in Hotsprings Arkansas. Wesley worked at Southern California Gas Company for 32 years. He was also a Navy Veteran. Wesley is survived by a brother Danny Johnson and two sisters Carolyn Lacy and Pat McGuire. He also left behind two children, four grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. James W. Johnson (son) and wife Donna Johnson, Connie Dressen (daughter) and husband Bob Dressen. Along with grandchildren Crystal Johnson, James O. Johnson and wife Briana Johnson, Brandon Dressen, and Michael Dressen and wife Lindsey Dressen. And all the great grand children Kylee Henry, Novalee Johnson, Harper Johnson, Wesley Dressen, and Everett Dressen. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.
Monday, November 2, 2020
Wesley M. Johnson
October 22, 2020
My brother, what can I say? He was loving and kind, both him and his wife Charlene! Not many of my friends from Hot Springs knew our relationship. You see I was only 5 or 6 when my brother married and moved a long way off. I always felt shortchanged that I couldn't grow up with him. You see there was such an age difference, he was serving our country in the military when I was little. Two stints in Korean War. Hot Springs people would remember him by his nickname "Bud or Buddy", because that's what everyone called him. We as a family tried to visit as often as possible maybe ever4-5 years we would make a trip and stay about a week and in between they would visit us. I so looked forward to those trips, I got so excited when I knew they were coming. Because i always felt a special bond with my brother. When I graduated high school we made one of those trip, and while there they ask me and my brother Danny to come back out and see if we could find work. Which we did. They took us in and were so loving to us I lived with them about a year and my brother stayed longer. But you would have thought we were their kids, they took care of us just as though we were. We have such fond memories and will miss them both so much. In loving memories I share that they both loved us as much as we them.. We always kept in touch, they supported our dreams and hopes, they were fun loving, pulling pranks on each other.
October 22, 2020
Grandpa, Where do I start I have so many amazing memories of you. Like the time I decided to runaway at like the age four and I called you and grandma so I could runaway to your house which you guys let me. How about all the good times in Laughlin and feeding all the fish at the casinos. My favorite one of you is Kylee's first Christmas. I'm grateful that you were here to see you grow into the beautiful, amazing women she is. Time just does not seem long enough anymore. Im greatful your not in pain anymore but, it dont make it any easier. I just want to be able to hug you one more time and hear you tell me "I'm your favorite granddaughter" only because I was the only one. But later on you were blessed with three other great granddaughters that you truly adored. Your back with grandma now and I know that is all you ever wanted. Love and miss you dearly.