Ira “Mike” Johnson, Jr. 93, of Dill City


Ira (Mike) Johnson Jr., 93, of Dill City, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 23, 1925, to Ira Tip & Ida (Schneburger) Johnson in Foss.

Mike grew up and attended school in Burns Flat, graduating at the top of his class as Valedictorian in 1944. After high school he enlisted into the United States Army and was proud to serve his country. He fought in World War II and served under General George Patton.

Later, he met the love of his life, Charlene Cook, and they were married on July 3, 1954 in Thomas. To this union were born five children: David, Kay, Terry, Vance and Beverly.

Mike spent his working life farming, he loved his cotton fields, he even won farmer of the year in 1955. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Dill City. Mike loved his family more than life itself, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his children, David Johnson of Dill City, Kay Plummer of Dill City, Terry Johnson and wife Tammy of Dill City, Beverly Gilstrap of Dill City; daughterin-law Robin Johnson of Elk City; grandchildren Stoney Johnson of Dill City, Bobby Johnson of Dill City, Tammy Rhoades and husband Jimmy of Sentinel, Rowdy Johnson of Dill City, Terry Kay Alexis and husband Kenny of Duncanville, Texas, Bertina Wolfe of Dill City, Cody Peters and husband Chris of Elgin, Jeremy Johnson and wife Hopi of Dill City, Jerrid Johnson of Dill City, Logan Gilstrap of Dill City, Justin Johnson and wife Renee of Burns Flat, Jerome Johnson and wife Wendy of Canyon, Texas, Joni Sherrer and husband John of Norman, Shea Glancey and husband Brandon of Elk City, Travis Johnson and wife Shayla of Elk City; 26 great-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Donna Kilhoffer of Dill City; brothers Johnny Johnson, of Sayre and Donald Johnson of Dill City; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Ira Tip and Ida Johnson; wife Charlene Johnson; son Vance Johnson; grandchildren J.B. Johnson and Dakota Johnson; one great-grandchild Victoria; and two sisters, Imogene Nicholas and Mildred Thionnett.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2019, at Grace Baptist Church in Dill City with interment at South Burns Cemetery in Dill City.