Olen Earl Johnson, 77 July 27, 1938 – October 8, 2015

Olen Johnson

Olen Earl Johnson, 77, of Commerce, passed away on October 8, 2015, at Medical City of Dallas.

Born July 27, 1938, in Birthright, TX, he was the son of Irine Small Johnson and Earl Eugene Johnson, he graduated from West Delta High School, in 1957.

Olen married Billie Louise Smithers on May 5, 1972. He retired in 1993 after 30 years with the Texas Department of Transportation, in Cooper.

He is survived by his sons; Terry Johnson of Commerce, Johnny (Kathy) Burton, of Commerce, Harold (Donna) Bowen, of Gladewater, Bryan (Julie) Bowen, of Commerce, his daughters; Kay (Charley) Clampitt, of Cumby, Peggy (Joel) Gammons, of Edgewood, Joyce (Jeff) Dixon, of Sulphur Springs, his foster daughter, Tonya Bowen, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, his 15 grandchildren and his 24 great grandchildren, he is also survived by his brothers: Nevoy (Wanda) Johnson, of Klondike and Glenn (Betty) Johnson, of Whitewright and his sisters; Laqueta (Jerry) Parker, of Cumby, Vera (Sammy) Lancaster, of Cooper and Rita Morris of Paris.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Johnson, his parents; Earl Eugene and Irine Johnson, his sister Josie Johnson, his granddaughter, Erica Smithson and his niece, Regina Meadows.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with B.J Smithers officiating.

Burial will follow at Cumby City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Fyke, Joey Gammons, Garrett Jackson, Gary Glossup, Brad Lancaster and Dwayne Glossup.

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