Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Fred Lincoln Johnson, Sr., are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Gene Autry. His body will be laid to rest In Calvary Cemetery. His Sons, Fred L. Johnson Jr., and Everice Johnson will officiate. F.L., as he is known by family and friends, was born May 26, 1921 in Springer. He is the youngest of 4 children born to Eastman and Cora Roberts Johnson. At the age of 96 years, 4 months and 9 days old, at Ardmore’s Oklahoma Veterans Center, and with his children at his bedside, his soul took flight. He attended Robertsville School in Springer. F.L., enlisted into the United States Army in 1942. He served overseas 23 months in North Africa, Italy, Asiatic Pacific Area and worked as a member of the crew, loading and unloading military supplies and equipment from ships. After his duties with the army in 1946, he studied agriculture at Noble Foundation. Also, in 1946, he and the former Jerelene Weakley were married. Nine children were born to this union. He became a widow in 2001. F.L., loved the Lord and he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. A lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church, he was ordained as a deacon by the Pastor, George Roberts. One of his favorite songs was, “The Reason I live this life.” A lifetime farmer and rancher, he raised cattle, hogs, goats, horses and chickens. After several years, he retired from Beetle Plastic, but continued the farm life until his health prevented. He was a member of Sunrise Masonic Lodge.  
F.L., is preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings, Inez, Levi, and Tilro; 2 cousins who were raised by his parents, Jimmy Ray and Tilford Sr.,  a son, James Johnson, a daughter, Florene Johnson Herbert; and 2 grandsons, Quentin Stephenson, and Leanders Johnson, Jr.
A long life well spent, F.L., leaves to forever cherish precious memories his children, Lorene Johnson, Fred Johnson and his wife, Eldora, Paul Johnson and his wife, Sharon; Dennis Johnson, Zella Walker, Dan Johnson and his wife, Vivian, and Everice Johnson and his wife, NaKeisha; 19 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; numerous other relatives and countless friends. Grandsons and grand daughters will serve as Bearers of the Bier and Flowers. Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home. Viewal will begin in Kirk Chapel at noon Monday. Condolences may be sent to kirkfuneralhome@cableone.net.