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James Elbert Johnson, Sr
Birth: Feb. 2, 1939
Hartshorn
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 1, 1969
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

James Elbert Johnson was born Feb. 2, 1939 to James & Bernice Edgmond Johnson. They had seven children: Geraldean (died in infancy), Edward, James, Evelyn, Helen, Linda, & Billy.

Elbert attended both Hartshorn and Summersville, Missouri schools.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1956 and served four years for his country, specializing as Air Craft Control and Warning Operator in the Air Training Command. He spent considerable time stationed in Alaska, 250 miles from Russia.

After discharge from the Air Force, he came to live in Des Moines and married Judith Ann Bales. They had six children: Kelly (Judy's daughter from a previous marriage), Jamie Ray (died in infancy), Ronda, Shawn, Brandi, & James Jr. (died in infancy).

He was employed at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. and was a member of United Rubber Workers Local 310.

'Elbert' was a great husband, father, son, brother, & friend. He was a friendly, outgoing person and made friends wherever he went. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Alva Johnson (1909 - 1994)
  Bernice Marie Edgmond Johnson (1918 - 1992)
 
 Spouse:
  Judith Ann Johnson (1940 - 2009)
 
 Children:
  Jamie Ray Johnson (1961 - 1961)*
  James Elbert Johnson (1968 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Geraldean Johnson (1934 - 1934)*
  James Elbert Johnson (1939 - 1969)
  Billy Joe Johnson (1953 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
His dreams were never dreamed.A good man never dies--this he was.
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 05, 2004
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 Added: Dec. 21, 2012
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