Richard Odell Johnson was born May 20, 1971, to the late Bishop Eddie L. Johnson and Eleanor Johnson. He departed this life on June 23, 2021, in Dayton, Ohio.
He received Christ at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. D. L. O’Neal at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas. After retirement, he joined Freedom Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio under the leadership of Rev. Frederick Hayes.
Richard was a graduate of Stuttgart High School, Class of 1989. Following graduation, he joined the United States Airforce where he served for 23 years. His highest achievement being the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He also obtained two Associate Degrees in Contract Management and Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University of San Diego, California. His life’s passion was being a friend to others and took pride in caring for United States veterans. Richard was the life of the party and left an impression on everyone he encountered.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bishop Eddie L. Johnson, maternal grandparents Rev. E.J.& Georgia Richardson, paternal grandparents, Odell and Matilda Cooper, and Elnora Johnson.
Richard leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted companion Angela Vaughn of Dayton, OH, one daughter: Sontreka Johnson of Bryant, AR, mother: Eleanor Johnson of Stuttgart, Arkansas, one brother: Apostle Victor (Anita) Johnson of Stuttgart, AR, one grandson: Kobe Williams, one stepson: Vincent (Hayley) Evans of Dayton, OH, two granddaughters: Charlotte and Harper Evans, four nieces: one nephew: Micah (Sharne) Johnson of Duncanville, Texas, Jacquala Johnson of Little Rock, AR, Tayler Johnson of Duncanville, TX, Bria Johnson of Dallas, TX, and Bailey Johnson of Maumelle, AR; a host of other relatives and friends who were all very dear to him.
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