Billy Don Johnson was born March 16, 1960 in Hobbs, New Mexico to James Deward Johnson and Billie Jean Swanson Johnson. He married Rosie Hernandez on August 31, 1977. He passed peacefully on January 13, 2021 in his home in Winchester, Texas.
Billy Don was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He often spoke his mind yet he was extremely generous and often helped others. He liked to bar-b-que and having family gatherings. He also enjoyed family trips including camping and motorcycle riding. While at home he liked to watch television and loved his dogs, Jake (Pooh Bear) and Butch. He liked being spontaneous. He would do anything to put a smile on his kids and grandchildren’s (spoiled) faces.
Billy Don was an excellent provider and was a business owner in the oilfield industry. He loved to wheel and deal, always had a lot of “irons in the fire” and couldn’t pass up a good deal. He loved telling stories and could go on and on. He never met a stranger.
Billy Don is survived by his wife Rosie, three sons; Billy Don Johnson, Jr. (Amanda Gates), Jimmy Johnson (D’Ana), and Brandon James Johnson, sister Cynthia Corapatra Meiners (Wallace), five grandchildren; Cheyenne Cruz Johnson, Jagger Lane Johnson, Marina Gates, Mia Pipkin, Abigail Altman, Jordan Taylor, Kourtney Johnson, and Brandon Johnson, Jr., dear friends; Richard and Georgianna Orona, George Burke, Richard and Ginger Royston, Trina and Manuel Magallanes and Roy Wuensche, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; James and Billie Jean Johnson, brother James Deward Johnson, Jr., sisters; Kay Bishop and Lavonne Johnson, and grandson James Deward Johnson, Jr.
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange. Funeral services are scheduled to follow the visitation starting at 11:30 AM at Fayette Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at the Winchester City Cemetery in Winchester, Texas.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Johnson family to cover the expenses of their unexpected loss.
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