Cecil Clyde Johnson passed away on July 6, 2021. He was born on October 23, 1934 in Lecompte, LA, to Cecil Clyde Johnson Sr. and Alice Cecilia Guillory.
Cecil Johnson was undoubtedly a man of many talents and any task that he would take on would soon become his expertise. From his time in the Army, he mastered morse code and was a radio operator. His careers ranged from a heavy equipment operator, a fire fighter, and an employee at Kountze ISD, in all of which he excelled greatly. His service to his community was always a great sense of pride. As an active member of fire fighter local 399 he helped to build Union Hall. He was also instrumental in the building of the first fire training grounds for Beaumont Fire Department. Cecil was undoubtedly a hard worker, but outside of that he certainly enjoyed his free time. He could often be found bass fishing, or deer hunting out in West Texas. Cecil loved to travel and frequently enjoyed attending gospel concerts. Above all other hobbies, his family always came first. They were his pride and joy, and he cherished their company deeply. Cecil was an excellent cook and he loved to share this skill by creating culinary delicacies to share with his friends and family. He was always known to be an extremely intent listener, and often taught that if you wanted to learn something, you should shut your mouth. Cecil Johnson was a great man who will be remembered fondly by those who knew and loved him for years to come. His heart was bigger than the state of Texas, and as he was used to being the caretaker not the cared for, his very last words were, "Thank you."
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of fifty years Juanita Rice Johnson; Children Greg Johnson and wife Linda, Monica Brannen and husband Ricky, Steven Johnson and wife Lori, Peter Johnson and wife Lisa, Joan Brandt and husband Carl, Stanley Key, Donna Wright, Elizabeth Leslie and husband Dale, Kelly Key and wife Delain, Galen Key and wife Kristy; 16 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his first wife Barbara Morein; brother C.K. Johnson; sisters Joyce Wiley, and Myrna Brocato.
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