Ivan Keith Johnson

Ivan Keith Johnson

Wednesday, September 25th, 1935 - Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Services for Ivan Keith Johnson, 84, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Field Street Baptist Church. Dr. John Hall and Reverend John Glover will officiate. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wes Johnson, Brett Johnson, Tanner Childress, Tiger Childress, Trale Tevis, Ivan Tevis. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the funeral home.

Keith Johnson passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 in Fort Worth. He was born September 25, 1935 in Cleburne to James and Stella Mae (Walker) Johnson. He married Jeaniv Anderson on August 12, 1955 in Cleburne. Keith was a member of Field Street Baptist Church.

In October of 1961, Mr. Johnson joined the First Armory Rifle Battalion of the 144th Infantry in the 49th Armored Division of the Texas National Guard in Fort Polk, Louisiana. He spent 10 months in DeRidder, Louisiana where he was active in the First Baptist Church. In 1962, he returned to Cleburne where he established Johnson’s Transmission Service, which is now owned by his son, Steve.
He and Jeaniv belonged to the Cleburne Curli-Q’s from 1976-1992, and the Satellite Trailer Club in 1979. His hobbies included collecting fine Fostoria Antique glass, making Christmas puzzles of which many he completed by framing them. He was also active in Relay for Life. He was famous for his pecan pies and chocolate candies.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Jeaniv Johnson of Cleburne; children, Steve Johnson and wife Alicia of Cleburne, Shelley Childress of Cleburne, Shawn Tevis and husband Denzel of Perryton, Texas; siblings, Jan Rhodes of Fort Worth, Ann Wylie of Corsicana, and Van Johnson and wife Melanie of Burleson; grandchildren, Wes Johnson and wife Christine, Brett Johnson and wife Tessa, Tanner Childress and wife Taylor, Tiger Childress and wife Kalee, Trale Tevis and Ivan Tevis; great-grandchildren, Cason Johnson, Kamryn Johnson, Cohen Childress, Cheyanne Childress and Turner Jett Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Stella Mae Johnson; brother, Marion Johnson; sister, Donnell Underwood; and son-in-law, Tony Jack Childress.

Memorials may be to Field Street Baptist Church Missions, 201 N. Field St. Cleburne, TX 76033
Relay of Life of Johnson County 3301 W. Freeway, .Fort Worth, TX 76107
Texas Health Harris NICU.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home
    512 North Ridgeway Dr.
    CLEBURNE, TX 76033
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 10:00am
    Field Street Baptist Church
    201 N. Field Street
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    Dr. John Hall
    Reverend John Glover
  • Interment

    Rosehill Cemetery
    405 Waters St.
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Jamie Jones

Posted at 08:28am
Mrs. Jeaniv, I am so sorry for your loss! Mr. Keith was a really good man! He was always so much fun to be around at Field Street! He was one of the people I always look forward to see ever Sunday!!! I will keep you and your family in my prayers!

Jamie Jones

Ronnie and Vicki Goodman

Posted at 12:35pm
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Darlene Carlson Jordan

Posted at 10:22am were my Sunday School teacher at North Cleburne Baptist! I am sad to see this! Thank you for being such a great mentor to us when we were teenagers!
Prayers for you and your family! Darlene Carlson Jordan!

The Hardy's & Whittenburg's

Posted at 09:05am
We are so, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
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Gene and Cynthia Gallagher

Posted at 07:01pm
Jeaniv and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Keith always treated us with kindness and respect. He was a true gentleman. Prayers of comfort.
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