RATLIFF CITY — Graveside services for Mr. Michael “Mike” Ray Johnson, 67, of Haynesville, La., are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Ratliff City Cemetery with Rev. Glynn Baker officiating. All are welcome to attend lunch at Ratliff City Baptist Church at 12 p.m. to visit with family.
Mike was born at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City on Sept. 18, 1951, to Gladys and Edward Johnson. He died peacefully in Cherry Ridge Skilled Nursing Facility on Oct. 30, 2018, in Bastrop, La.
Mike was a 1969 graduate of Fox High School and graduated from ECSU in 1973 with a BA in Industrial Arts and Geography. On June 30, 1979, he was united in marriage to Cathy Lyn Garrett. To this union was born one daughter, Pepper D. Johnson. The couple set about teaching Pepper about love and life. Mike is remembered as a kind, playful and loving Father who encouraged her to pursue her goals. He was an accomplished businessman/salesman for his business, J-Sport. Mike was a dedicated individual who loved sports, but especially OU and LA Tech football, and who was passionate about seeing his grandsons participate in sports. He loved going to watch them play and cheer them on. In previous years, he accepted Jesus as his Savior at six years of age. He was an active and dedicated church member.
Michael is preceded in death by his father; grandparents; aunts and uncles. He is survived by his mother, Gladys Johnson, of Velma; wife, Cathy Lynn Johnson, of Haynesville, La.; daughter, Pepper and husband Jason Lyon; grandsons, William and Elijah Lyon, of Sterlington, La.; brother, Keith and wife Nina Johnson, of Velma; nephew, Jason Johnson, of Oklahoma City and a host of extended family and friends.
Online condolences may be made to www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.