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Warren Gene Johnson
March 10, 1939 ~ March 8, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Warren Johnson was born March 10, 1939 in Enid OK to Frank and Ruth Buss Johnson. He passed from this life at his Antlers, Oklahoma home on March 8, 2023 surrounded by his family.
Warren grew up on the family farm near Kremlin, Oklahoma. He graduated Kremlin High School in 1959. He then went to OSU and received a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture. In 1963 he became a teacher at Covington High School making $4300 a year. He later graduated from Phillips University with a Master's Degree in Education and became Principal at Hunter High School. He was a foster parent to teenage boys. He took over the family wheat farm when his father passed, and was a 4-H Leader in Garfield Co.
After many years he found a woman that would tolerate calves in the bathroom.
He asked her to marry him indirectly by asking Jesse and Tanya if they wanted to move to the farm after he married their Mom. He married Laverda on July 20, 1979.
He was known for his generosity and willingness to help everyone. His children remember many trips to drop off food to other families.
After moving to Antlers in 1985 he was once again a 4-H Leader and became a social worker with OK Dept of Human Services.
He is preceded in death by his parents Frank Johnson and Ruth Buss Johnson and a son, Leland Frank Johnson.
He is survived by his wife Laverda Johnson of Antlers. His children Tanya Walker, Jesse and Julie Moore, LeaAnn and Jimmie Wyrick, Tamara and Damon McElroy, Joshua and Paige Johnson.
Jonathon Johnson and Jerald Johnson, Billy and Michelle Hancock, and his
19 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
He always loved children.
A family night will be held Sunday March 12, 2023 at 6-8 pm at the Serenity Funeral Services. Services will take place Monday March 13 at 2 pm at the chapel. Interment will follow at Oddfellows cemetery in Antlers. Pallbearers Eric Baskin, Sid Tabor, Jett Gardner, TJ Williams, Jimmie Wyrick, and Damon McElroy. Honorary pallbearers include: Ian Walker, Taylor Walker, Beniah Walker, Ben Walker, Skylar Hancock, Luke McElroy, Zach McElroy, Easton Wyrick, Logan Wyrick, Jasper Johnson, and Logan Westphal.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Warren's honor to Oklahoma 4-H Foundation or St Jude's Children's Hospital.
Services are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Service of Antlers.