Leonard Johnson

Monday, June 8, 2015

Leonard "Harlan" Johnson, 87, was born in Magazine, Arkansas. He passed away on June 4, 2015 while residing at Green Acres Care Facility in Holiday Island, AR.

Harlan grew up in Oklahoma, where he was the third of six children born to Albert "Sidney" and Bessie Johnson. He served in the Navy in 1945-46 on the Fleet Tugboat USS Abnaki, then moved to California to join the fire service. Harlan retired after a long career from the Fountain Valley Fire Department as a Fire Captain. He lived in St. George, Utah until his parents passed, and then moved to Berryville, AR where he was active in the Southern Heights Baptist Church.

Harlan is preceded in death by his brother, Dale Johnson of Imperial Beach, CA; sister, Alberta Miller of Arcadia, OK; and is survived by his sisters, Susie Spradling of Arcadia, OK and Priscilla Wallace of Perry, OK, and brother, Harold Johnson of Buena Park, CA. He is also survived by his ex-wife and friend, Betty Johnson of Eureka Springs, AR; daughter, Diane Denghausen of Costa Mesa, CA and son, Dr. James Johnson of Irvine, CA; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc.