Ervin Johnson, 82, of Blytheville passed from this life Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at his home. Born in Morrilton, Ark., to Austin Guinn and Willie Lee (Stell) Johnson, he was a United States Marine, who proudly served during the Korean War. Ervin was a retired farmer, was a member of the First Baptist Church and was the former mayor of Dell. He was a hard worker who loved his family, his coffee drinking buddies and his dog, Chip.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Whistle Johnson; son, Byron Johnson; four brothers and four sisters.
Ervin is survived by his wife, Charlene French Johnson, who he married on Nov. 20, 2002; sons, Greg Johnson and wife Regina of Dell, and Scott Johnson and wife Tammy of Manila; brother, Birl Johnson of Kewanee, Mo.
Ervin took delight in his two grandchildren, Jordan Johnson and Josh Johnson, and his seven step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, in Cobb Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Mitchell King Jr. and Rev. Steve Baillio officiating. The family received friends at 10 a.m. until service time. Graveside services were private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to Lone Oak Baptist Church building fund or the Humane Society.
Online register may be signed at cobbfuneralhome.com.