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Jerry Bates Johnson

September 13, 1933 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 86)


A private family graveside service for Jerry Bates Johnson, 86, of Lawton will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Highland Cemetery. 

Mr. Johnson passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Lawton.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until   9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Jerry was born on September 13, 1933 in Ada, Oklahoma to Charlie and Cora (Thacker) Johnson. He grew up in Lawton where he attended school. He attended OU before being drafted in the Unites States Army and after his honorable discharge, he returned home to run the family business, Johnson's Bakery. He married Miss Barbara Smith in February of 1955. After his retirement at the bakery, Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading his bible. He was a member of First Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his loving wife, of 65 years, Barbara, of the home; three sons and their wives, Michael and Ramona Johnson, of Elgin, OK, Keith and Danette Johnson, of Tulsa, OK, and Randy and Cindy Johnson, of Lawton, OK; his brother, Johnny Johnson, of Dallas, TX, his son in law, John Craft, Sr, of Walters, OK; brothers in law and sisters in law, Edward and Fran Smith, of Dallas, TX and Judy and Rick Carlson, of Geronimo, OK; his grandchildren and their spouses, Jared and Janna Johnson, Jordan and Tiffany Johnson, Parker Howell, Charli and Jake Jones, Chase Johnson, Chance Johnson, John and Kristy Craft, Jr, and Amber and Joel Goyer; his great grandchildren, Loggan Hodge, Katie Craft, Wyatt West, Warren West, Morgan West, Haley Jones, Jacey Jones, Karson Jones, Branson Jones, Jasper Johnson, and Jacksy Johnson; one great great grandson, Jensen West; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Cindy Craft.       

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May 17, 2020

12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

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