Funeral services for Mr. Laverl Johnson, 85, of Nacogdoches, TX, formerly of Tatum, Texas, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, TX, with Bro. Ronnie Ham and Bro. Roy Culley officiating. Interment to follow in the Corith Cemetery in Timpson, TX with Military Honors provided by Barksdale Air Force Base Honor Guard. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Friday, February 10, 2017 at Taylor Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born October 1, 1931, in Gary, Texas. Laverl Johnson was the son of the late Burtis and Vergie Mae Johnson. Mr. Johnson grew up in the Corinth Community and attended Gary High School. He joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and retired after 20 years of service before going to work for his friend Grady Downs in Tatum, Texas for seventeen years. He married the love of his life, JoAnn Bailey in 1953 and has spent over 63 years with her before his going home to be with the Lord on February 8, 2017. Laverl was always busy doing something, whether it be working on A/C units, doing electrical work, or working in the woodshop, he was happy just working. When he wasn’t busy working he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time with his church families in Nacogdoches and Tatum. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Laverl enjoyed spending countless hours outside gardening and keeping his yard beautiful.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, JoAnn; daughter Debbie Crump and husband Ronnie of Nacogdoches, Texas;grandchildren, Justin Crump and wife Kat, Julie Rice and husband David; great grandchildren, Kirsten Crump, Korben Crump, Abigail Rice and Madalyn Rice; brothers, Allen Johnson, Lester Johnson, Cleon Johnson, Larry Johnson, Leland Johnson; sister, Nelda Stevens; and a host family and friends who will miss him greatly.
Laverl was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Matthew Johnson, and Richard Johnson.
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may to go www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Drive, Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.