Samuel Ronald "Ron" Johnson, 70, of Bryant passed away on Aug. 24, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
â€śMy flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." (Psalm 73:26.)
He was born Sept. 4, 1942, in Rosebud to the late A.C. Johnson and Nellie Mae Edwards Johnson. Ron was a faithful Christian.
He loved spending time with his family and friends as often as possible.Always on the move, he enjoyed restoring old cars and tractors and collecting antiques. An avid lover of relics with a story, he often enjoyed sharing his own stories with anyone he encountered including family, friends or the unsuspecting stranger. Ron brought life to any situation and more often than not, left an experience that was worth sharing with others. His impact on peopleâ€™s lives was a testimony to the unwavering love he had for all and will resonate in generations to come.Â
He was preceded in death by sisters, Maxine, Ruby and Melba.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Geneva Ann Taylor Johnson; his children, Terrie Lorenson (Mike), Michael Johnson (Charlene) and Sheri Sulton (Darrin); grandchildren, Cameron (Amy), Aaron (Megan), Hali (Luther), Breanna and Acee; great-grandchildren, Brynn, Alex and Westin; siblings,Thelma, Donald (twin), Elton â€śEddieâ€ť and Brenda.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. Those attending are asked to share a fond memory.Â
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Heart Association or Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital.Â
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.