FRANK FRANCIS JOHNSON, 91, of Fort Worth, TX,
passed away on June 19, 2017.
Frank was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Stamford, TX, to
parents Jesse Andrew "Jake" & Lillie Mae Johnson. He
grew up in Ranger, TX attending Ranger High School in
the Class of 1943, with his parents and older brother,
Jesse Andrew "J.A.", Jr. He married his high school
sweetheart, Billie Jean Turner (RHS-1944), in May of
1944. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a radioman
stationed in the Azores Islands from 1944 - 1946. When
he returned from duty, he re-entered the Agricultural
& Mechanical College of Texas, now Texas A&M University,
and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Electrical
Engineering, class of 1950. He and his family lived in
Dallas and he worked at LTV/Vought Aircraft in Grand
Prairie as an electrical engineer from 1951 to 1992.
Upon his retirement, he & Billie Jean moved to Arlington
and later to Fort Worth. Throughout his life Frank gave
back to the community, supporting causes ranging from
manning all night suicide prevention hotlines to serving
at the First St. Methodist Mission Food Pantry Ministries.
In retirement, he served as a docent at the Fort Worth
Zoo and the Fort Worth Stockyards. He and his wife were
longtime members of First United Methodist Church of Fort
Worth and were very active in the Covenant Sunday School
Class, where he continued to serve as program director
until his passing. Frank will be remembered by family and
friends for his outgoing and always positive nature, his
generosity and kindness, and his life long commitment to
service and compassion for others.
He was preceded in death by Billie Jean, who died in 2014.
His brother was J.A. Johnson (RHS-1936).
He is survived by his son, Mark Douglas Johnson; daughter,
Janis Elaine Johnson; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Warren
Johnson; grandchildren, Katherine, Jake & Rosemary
Johnson and Ernest Maples IV; and many nieces & nephews.