Kenneth Wayne Johnson was born in Alex, Oklahoma to Monroe & Wilma (Willoughby) Johnson August 25,1935. After a little over a year of declining health from heart failure, he left his journey on earth the evening of January 4th, 2020. He was the 5th out of their 6 children born. His 5 siblings, Harold, Melvin, Earl, Mona Jean and Howard all preceded him in death. He graduated from Middleburg High School in 1953. He married the love of his life, Joy Love Standridge March 12th, 1955. They were together for 54 years when Joy passed away in 2009. He could do and fix most anything but his specialty was creating beautiful bathrooms, kitchens, floors, and fireplaces out of granite, marble or tile. He was very proud of his company - American Marble & Tile that he started in 1980. He also built a few houses in his latter years. He won several contractor awards of achievement for his quality workmanship. He attended Sherwood Baptist Church most of his life. Ken is survived by his children Kennetha, Marshall - wife Kimberly, and Eric. Also daughter-in-law Maria who provided much care and comfort to him the last 10 years but even more so in his failing health. He is also survived by his greatest of love’s - his grandchildren: Chris Krob (wife Valerie), Jeremiah Johnson (wife Rachel), Jedidiah Johnson, Joy Johnson - affectionately known to him as Sissy and “little deer”, Dylan Johnson and Melina Johnson affectionally named by him as “Sweet Pea”. He was blessed with great grandsons - Hayden, Myles & Wyatt Johnson and Nash Krob. Ken is also survived by 2 step grandchildren, Katie Chavez & her daughters Chloe’, Celeste & Eva G and Charlotte Young and her son Judah. He took great pride in his grandchildren and over the years attended most of their sporting and school events. He was the best at making sure they got to go on family adventures whether it be taking them on vacation, camping in the RV, boating, or fishing. In later years, he was always up for lunch or dinner dates with them. He was endlessly available for advice on how to fix the latest car or plumbing problem and always came up with a solution. It seems trite to try and sum up 84 years of a son, brother, man, friend, husband, Dad, Papa, Poppy and great granddads life in as brief of a summary as this because, the true sum of a man’s life are the lessons he leaves behind and the memories he evokes for years to come in lives of his loved ones. For this we will be forever grateful until we join him in eternity with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
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