In Memory of

Raymond Allen Johnson

July 5, 1948 - September 14, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Raymond Allen Johnson

Raymond Allen Johnson

Born: July 5, 1948
Died: September 14, 2020
Age: 72

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     Raymond Allen Johnson, the son of Raymond and Virginia (Tackett) Johnson was born July 5, 1948 in Estherville, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Estherville and Spirit Lake, IA area where he attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served until his Honorable Discharge in 1984. He lived in Bakersfield, CA until moving to Iowa in 1989.            

     Ray had a wide range of talents, from baker to butcher. He was an avid reader, who was always known for his plethora of information. We always said if you didn’t know and needed an answer find Grandpa! He enjoyed riding his bicycle, fishing, Game of Thrones, trips to Las Vegas, enjoying adult beverages with friends and spending time with family, especially his grandkids. He loved watching his grandkids sporting events while snacking on caramel puff corn made by his good friend Sheli.

     Ray passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sherene Thompson, Renee Thompson (Hoss); two stepbrothers, Melvin Thompson, Arthur John.

     Left to cherish his memory are his son, Erik (Jenny) Johnson of Spencer, IA; grandkids April, Blaine (Tori), Kade and Levi Johnson; four sisters, Lucinda (Charles) Soria, Edwina Gardner, Geraldine Crawmer, and Vikki Johnson; three brothers Kebin Thompson, Shahn Thompson, Terry Johnson; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will take place 10:30 A.M., Saturday, September 19, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Larry Neiderhiser
Blaine Johnson
Kade Johnson
Levi Johnson
Kim Simington
Steve Simington
Kurt Cheevers
Visitation will take place one hour prior to to the funeral.
"Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind" Confederate Railroad
"Grandpa (Tell Me Bout The Good Old Days)" The Judds
"In Color" Jamey Johnson
"You Should Be Here" Cole Swindell
"Drink A Beer" Luke Bryan
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa


Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 9:24 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.”
- Jim & Mike Tackett families & Charlotte (Tackett) Hertel
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“Very sorry for your loss Johnson Family! Always cherish the great memories made, and always hold dear his words of wisdom and laughter. He helped mold you to be extraordinaire! ”
- Kelly Graplar
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“My utmost condolences to the family. Ray was a great guy, and friend to my pops, I got to know Ray through my dad, and as a customer. I just got his info, and was planning to come and see him, and talk about old times. I was saddened to hear about his passing before I could reconnect with him. RIP Ray, and say hi to pappy for me, im sure he's there waiting on you.”
- Jeff knapp
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of Ray. He was a great guy & always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time. ”
- Kim & Todd Haisman
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“It was a honor to drive Ray to the VA for his appointments. R.I.P. Ray!! Thank you for your service!”
- Merlyn Brown
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:38 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!”
- Jenny & Matt
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:13 PM
“Johnson Family -Ray was a very kind person. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. God Bless”
- Phyllis Hubbel and Heidi Kirschbaum Family
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:13 PM
“Thinking of you during your difficult time
With our love dad and mom”
- Darlene Rahe
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“So very sorry for your loss”
- Jennifer Botcher
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Erik, Jenny, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. ”
- Adam & Alyssa Johnson
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He was a wonderful man! I'll miss his smile and waves ♡”
- Missy & Matt Lair
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