James Allen Johnson, May 19, 1963~January 25, 2015

Johnson, James Allen Pic for PaperJames Allen Johnson, 51, of Fayetteville died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. He was born May 19, 1963 in Carson City, Nevada to Lyle and Joyce Pearce Johnson.

He was employed with Tyson Foods for 21 years.  James enjoyed nature, writing music, traveling, watching TV and telling jokes.

He is survived by his wife Patricia “Patty” Johnson; his parents, Lyle and Joyce Johnson of Watts, OK.; two sisters, Konny Brandon of Durham; and Karyn Nielson of Watts, OK.; two brothers, Daniel Foster and Sid Foster, both of Hawaii.

Funeral services will be 3:30 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Laura Phillips and Jason Maloy officiating. Burial will be in Combs Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 5-7 PM. at the funeral home.

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    Bryan Maloney » 26. Jan, 2015

    Patty I am so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and James’ family. May God comfort you all during this time of enormous loss.

    Name » 26. Jan, 2015

    Dearest Family ~ Our hearts break for you all during this time of great loss. We want you to know our prayers are with you for peace and comfort as the days unfold. We will always remember James’ warm smile, kind heart, and intellect. In our heartfelt sympathy, The Craddocks: Michael, Jacqueline, Johnathan, and Matthew

    Gerry Craddock » 26. Jan, 2015

    Lyle and Joyce, we are so sorry for your loss. Even though we didn’t know James personally, we know he must have been special because you raised him. We are praying for comfort and peace for your family. We love you, Jim and Gerry

    Pat & Paddy Murphy » 26. Jan, 2015

    Tricia, we are so sorry to learn of James’ passing. Know that your are in our thoughts and prayers and that God loves you.

    I hope this quote from Joseph Campbell brings you comfort:
    Find a place inside where there’s joy, ant the joy will burn out the pain.

    Elaine Wall-Alexander » 26. Jan, 2015

    Lyle, Joyce and all of the Johnson family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know words on a page are so inadequate, but May you find comfort and strength in our Lord, knowing His love for James and each of us is unfailing and everlasting. ….Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3

    Judy » 27. Jan, 2015

    Patty, Lyle, Joyce, Konny, Karyn, Daniel, and Sid,
    My heart is broken for you. My prayers are with you. I pray that you will be comforted with your wonderful memories of James and the knowledge that you will see him on the earth made new. I fondly remember James and his joyous, fun filled nature. He was a beautiful soul. All my love and sympathy. Judy

    Name » 27. Jan, 2015

    Patty- my thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish I’d had the opportunity to meet James.

    Patricia & Peter Tataryn » 28. Jan, 2015

    Patty, Lyle, Joyce, Konny, Karyn, Daniel and Sid – James was a very special person, our life was greatly enriched by knowing him, his loving presence, joy and inspiration will continue to live in our memory. With deepest sympathy. We send our loving thoughts to you as we share in your sorrow. May God comfort you. We love you, Aunt Pat

    Angie Laughlin » 28. Jan, 2015

    Dear Family,

    James has always meant so very much to me. He used to create the most adventurous stories for Karyn and me. He could go on for hours. He should have written books. He was always telling corny jokes and making everyone laugh. James had the biggest heart. He would have given you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I loved his cooking – always lots of cheese, yum. My favorite times were when we played piano and sang music together. Did we ever get that on video? Remember when we were in the Florida Keys and the bed in our van collapsed and James thought that we needed to get a winch to get Grandma out of the hole. Mom and I still laugh about it. I have wonderful memories of James staying with us in Canada, going to Maui, and skiing in Utah and Lake Tahoe. I will miss him. My prayers are with each of you.

    Jayme » 28. Jan, 2015

    I love you!

    Janice Johnson » 29. Jan, 2015

    Patty I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and family. Keep him alive in your heart with the good memories and fun times you enjoyed together.

    Garrett & Justine Newkirk » 29. Jan, 2015

    Dear Patty, Lyle, Joyce, Konny, Karyn, Daniel and Sid:
    My heart goes out to you all and the rest of the family. My most memorable memories of James is of him playing that red guitar he had and eating so much cheese and all the candy he brought home at Christmas time. With deepest sympathy. May god bless you all. Aunt Justine