Richard Woodrow Johnson, Jr.
Richard Woodrow Johnson, Jr. was born in Wellston, Oklahoma on April 28, 1942, to Richard Woodrow Johnson, Sr., and Vivian Opal (Osborn) Johnson. He passed away in Oklahoma City on January 16, 2023.
Richard grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma the middle child of five children. He graduated Edmond Memorial Hight School in 1960. Richard enlisted in the United States Army in June of 1962, he served in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Fort Myer, in Arlington, Virginia as an Army Medic. He married the most wonderful girl in the world in June of 1964, Sharon Lea Reed.
After leaving the military he attended Central State College (now UCO) and received a bachelor’s degree in Business. He then went to work for McKesson Wholesale Drug Company for 32 years until his retirement in 1997.
Richard loved spending all of his time at the baseball park first watching his son play and then both his grandsons. He loved playing golf with Tamara, Greg, Jacob & Derek. His two grandsons, Jacob Filer and Derek Johnson were his pride and joy. He missed having his daughter Teri live close by but enjoyed their weekly Sunday evening phone calls. He loved his family, his dogs, OU, the Dallas Cowboys, and the New York Yankees.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Sharon Lea Johnson, his children, Tamara Filer, Teri Bowser and husband Mike, and Greg Johnson and wife Angie, his grandchildren, Jacob Filer and Derek Johnson, siblings, Donna Chastain and Stephen Johnson and his wife Annette. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Linda Clonts and D.C. Johnson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Oklahoma Chapters of the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK.
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