GERALD "JERRY" ELBERT JOHNSON, a resident of Huntsville, Arkansas, was born August 24, 1941 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, a son of Elbert Elias and Oma (Staten) Johnson. He departed this life Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Huntsville, Arkansas, at the age of 74 years.
He is survived by his children, son, Gregory Paul Johnson of Huntsville, Arkansas; son, Bryan Gerald Johnson and wife, Lisa of Huntsville, Arkansas; daughter, Traci Elizabeth (Johnson) Pettengill and husband, Robert of Springdale, Arkansas; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.
On September 16, 1961 he was united in marriage with Rose Marie Matney, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Elias and Oma (Staten) Johnson.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville, Arkansas. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville, Arkansas, with Pastor Terry Easterling officiating. Interment will follow the service at the High Cemetery, Berryville, Arkansas under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.