|Birth: ||Jul. 9, 1936|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1996|
Memorial Services for Jerry Ray Johnson, 59, of Duncan were held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 1996, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. The Rev. Randy Mitchell officiated. J.R. died Friday, June 14, 1996 at his home on Water Plant Road following an extended illness.
He married Patricia Godbey Johnson on February 9, 1955, in Hoisington, Kansas.
A resident of Duncan for 30 years, he retired in 1994 after working 39 years with Exxon, U.S.A.
J.R. also served as a law enforcement officer for 26 years, including three years as a deputy for Stephens County Sheriff Marshall Thomas and 10 years for the Duncan Police Department, retiring as a detective. He was recognized throughout the state as an accomplished criminal investigator and trainer. Upon his retirement in 1981, Gov. George Nigh appointed him as Territorial Marshal of Oklahoma.
He was an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, serving as commander of the James A. Morgan Camp No. 1356 and Oklahoma Southwest Brigade Commander.
Pallbearers were Chris Ray and Steve Hawkins of the Duncan Police Department, James Dixon and Eddie Harrel of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and Ron Westbrook and Tommy Edwards of the Stephens County Sheriff's Department. Honorary pallbearers were all of his many dear friends.
J.R. has two sons who followed their dad into law enforcement.
Gurney Ray Johnson (1910 - 1984)
Ernestine Lola Kimbrell Johnson (1913 - 1991)
Duncan Municipal Cemetery
Plot: Sect. 52
Created by: Jeff R. Johnson
Record added: Nov 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44793779