Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1961

Billy Johnson BILLY JOE JOHNSON, 66, of Potosi, TX died July 15, 2010, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Billy Joe was born in Ranger, TX on Aug. 18, 1943 to William Thomas & Bobbie Jo (Wheat) Johnson. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1961. He raised goats and loved to take his boat out and fish after which we would have a fish fry. At every family gathering, he was the BBQ king. For fourteen years, he was a long distance driver who had a passion for classic cars. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather; a very unselfish person with everybody and had a good sense of humor. His father was killed in an explosion and his mother later married Terrell Williamson (RHS-1936) who died in 2010. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Lois (Simmons) Johnson of Abilene; a son, William Neal Johnson of Clyde; a daughter, Christy Diaz of Florida; his mother Bobbie Jo of Abilene; one brother, Eddie Frank Williamson of Abilene; aunt and uncle, Carey and Ruth Shipley of Aledo, TX; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a host of cousins and a special cousin, Johnny Merritt.