Funeral services for Dallas “Jerry” (J.J.) Johnson, 70, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson passed away at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home.
He was born July 27, 1945, at Siloam Springs, Missouri, to Julian Johnson and Lizzie Collins Johnson. He graduated from Dora High School with the Class of 1963 and on June 12, 1965, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Patricia “Patty” Lowe. Jerry worked as a truck driver from the age of sixteen years; traveling a total of over four million miles. In February, 2000, he was Driver of the Month; in 2003, he was 4th runner up in Hawaii as Contractor of the Year; in May, 2004, he was Driver of the Month and was the Truck Loader Carrier’s Association’s Independent Contractor of the Year, winning the grand prize of a 2006 International 18-wheeler. He loved spending time on his farm and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Johnson attended Spring Creek Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Johnson, of the family home; two sons, Stacey Johnson and wife, Kelly and Chris Johnson, all of West Plains; six grandchildren, Anthony, Brittney, Meagan, Zane, Zerek and Zoe Johnson; one great-grandchild, Addilynn Howell; one brother, Orville Johnson, Redding, California; one sister, Pauline Osborn, Eugene, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one son, Michael Johnson; two sisters, Irene Ledbetter and Betty Partee and one brother, Tom Johnson, precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Stuart Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Start Union Cemetery or Shaw Cancer Treatment Center Building Expansion and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.