Sammy Neal Johnson
Sammy Neal Johnson of Winfield was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Aug. 6, 2019.
He was 70 years old and was born in the Pittsburg Hospital July 6, 1949, to William R. and Mildred I. Johnson.
Sammy was raised in Mount Pleasant and Waco, TX.
After graduating from Mount Pleasant High School, he attended East Texas State University. He married Melba Arnold of Sulphur Springs, in 1977.
He served as a minister in the Baptist Church.
He worked in construction and operated Johnson Cattle Company alongside his son, Chris Johnson. He will be remembered by all as a man who enjoyed spending time with family, sharing a good chuckle, watching his Dallas Cowboys, and tending the cattle.
Sammy was preceded in death by his father, William R. Johnson, mother, Mildred Johnson- Vanhoose, and sister, Patricia Johnson. He is survived by his wife, and children; Georgia Joudah and husband, Joffrey, of New Braunfels; Natalie Johnson and Walter van de Laar, of Saltillo, Chris Johnson and Jaci Ellis of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren; Aidan and Jaxon Joudah, Carter and Sarah Korsmo, Kyler, and Kayden van de Laar; siblings, Ricky Johnson of Mount Pleasant, Dixie Threadgill of Pittsburg, and Gayle Johnson of Texarkana.
Pallbearers were Tom Cody, Danny McCauley, Don Cody, Mack Love, Mick Roberts and Joel Conroy.
Visitation was held Aug. 10, followed by funeral service at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant. Burial will follow at Cooper’s Chapel Cemetery.