Albert Roy Johnson
Albert Roy Johnson, 78, was born June 10, 1942 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to the late Cecil and Katherine Johnson. Albert attended school and graduated from Berwyn Public Schools. He attended Murray State College, East Central University and received his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Southeastern University. He was employed at Kerr and Reavis Drug Store, Employment Counselor at H.F.V Wilson Community Center. He retired as a counselor from the Oklahoma State Employment Commission in 2003.
Albert accepted Christ at a young age, subsequently joining Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Gene Autry, Oklahoma. Albert served in the United States Air from 1964 to 1967 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was there that he met the love of his life, Mary Alexander. They were married on April 15, 1967 at Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Conway, South Carolina. To this union, one son was born, Albert Roy Jr.
Albert was a loving son, father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to everyone. Whenever you saw him, you saw a smile. Albert loved sports and spent his free time watching various sports games and doing family genealogical research. He also enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, and fishing with his friends. His sardonic sense of humor and wit and his love of dressing nattily earned him the nickname "Slick". In his later years, his greatest joy was delivering meals to the senior citizens of Ardmore.
Albert leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 53 years, Mary; a daughter, Dorothy Myrtle Beach, SC; a son, Albert (Rachel) Coppell, TX; a brother, Charles Johnson Ardmore, OK; a sister, Carolyn Pirtle of Gene Autry, OK; a granddaughter, CreAsha Peters; a great-grandson, Amir; a great-granddaughter, Amyllia, as well as a host of loving relatives.
The family would like to express our appreciation to the personnel at Mercy Hospital, Ardmore, OK; and Carrus Hospital & Rehabilitation Center in Sherman, TX. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Tommy Lee Thompson, Cindy Huddleston, Principal of Ardmore Middle School along with the faculty and staff; Luis Carmona, Isis Roberts, Annilisa Peevy, Debra K. Johnson, Renita Dotson, Myiesha Antwine, Ethel Williams, Wimith Fort, Brittani Martinez. Kirk Funeral home for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
Mary Johnson, The Fox
Published on January 24, 2021