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Olen Earl Johnson

July 27, 1938 — October 8, 2015

Olen Earl Johnson

Olen Earl Johnson, 77, of Commerce, passed away on October 8, 2015, at Medical City of Dallas.

Born July 27, 1938, in Birthright, TX, he was the son of Irine Small Johnson and Earl Eugene Johnson. He graduated from West Delta High School in 1957.

Olen married Billie Louise Smithers on May 5, 1972. He retired in 1993 after 30 years with the Texas Department of Transportation in Cooper.

He is survived by his sons: Terry Johnson of Commerce, Johnny (Kathy) Burton of Commerce, Harold (Donna) Bowen of Gladewater, Bryan (Julie) Bowen of Commerce; his daughters: Kay (Charley) Clampitt of Cumby, Peggy (Joel) Gammons of Edgewood, Joyce (Jeff) Dixon of Sulphur Springs; his foster daughter, Tonya Bowen of Hot Springs, Arkansas; his 15 grandchildren; and, his 24 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: Nevoy (Wanda) Johnson of Klondike and Glenn (Betty) Johnson of Whitewright; and, his sisters: Laqueta (Jerry) Parker of Cumby, Vera (Sammy) Lancaster of Cooper and Rita Morris of Paris.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Johnson; his parents, Earl Eugene and Irine Johnson; his sister, Josie Johnson; his granddaughter, Erica Smithson; and, his niece, Regina Meadows.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with B.J Smithers officiating.

Burial will follow at Cumby City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Fyke, Joey Gammons, Garrett Jackson, Gary Glossup, Brad Lancaster and Dwayne Glossup.

Interment services follow funeral services.


SERVICES
Visitation

Sunday, October 11, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Monday, October 12, 2015
10:00 AM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Services

Monday, October 12, 2015
10:45 AM

Cumby City Cemetery
County Road 4726
Cumby, Texas 75433

Interment services follow funeral services.

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