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Derwood L. Johnson   I am a Veteran.
January 8, 1925  -  September 5, 2017

 

Derwood L. Johnson of Sherwood, passed from this life into his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. He was born in Gould, AR to the late Rufus C. and Mattie Knight Johnson.

He was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock and a life member of VFW in North Little Rock.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Hoyt, Harold and RC Johnson and one sister, Hazel Ashcraft and his loving wife of 63 years, Ellen Jean Johnson.

Derwood was an Air Force Veteran, with a career spanning over 21 years. He served during World War II in the United States Navy and served in Korea and Vietnam in the Air Force. He also retired from the State of Arkansas with 18 years of service as a collection officer at Arkansas State Hospital.

He was a devoted father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by those who knew him.
Derwood is survived by two sons, Robert Johnson (Laurie) of North Little Rock and Ray Johnson (Glenda) of Searcy; one daughter, Lynn Narkinsky (John) of Sherwood; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Hazelip (Jimmy); and a host of other family members.

The family will receive friends at 9:00 a.m., Friday, September 8, 2017 at Central Baptist Church, 5200 Fairway Avenue, North Little Rock, AR 72116 followed by a celebration of his life at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to Fox Ridge Assisted Living in North Little Rock for their wonderful, exceptional, and loving care.

The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Central Baptist Church or Fox Ridge Assisted Living, 17 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116.


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