Jerrold Keith Johnson, a longtime Roswell resident, passed away on March 3rd, 2015 in Roswell, NM.
He is survived by his wife Janice; his brother Jay Johnson of Greeley, Colorado; Tanya Kraft and husband Richard Kraft of Roswell, NM, Tony Johnson and wife Cheryl of Flower Mound, TX; David Johnson of Carrollton, TX. He had 8 grandchildren; Devin Kraft, Kelsey Kraft; Brooks Johnson, Matt Johnson, and Sarah Johnson; Courtney Carlton (Bo), Blake Johnson and Kelli Johnson; and two great grandchildren, Jack and Blair Carlton.
Jerry was born on June 19th, 1932 to William A. and Ethel P. Johnson in Brush, Colorado. He was a graduate of Brush high school. He attended Ranger Junior College and was a graduate of the SMU Graduate School of Banking. He served as a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War.
He married Janice Elaine Wood on July 21, 1956 in Abilene, TX and was married for 58 years.
Throughout his career, Jerry had many different occupations. He worked at JC Penney, owned a Service Station, served as a loan officer at CIT Finance, Security National Bank, and ended his working years with Valley Bank of Commerce in Roswell.
He loved outdoor activities and was an avid fan of hunting with muzzle loading firearms. He always had a strong interest in studying Archeology.
Jerry was a community servant, working with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as President of the Roswell Historical Society, an officer in the Roswell Gun Club, and was a founding officer in the New Mexico Territorial Militia.
The family is grateful for the care given by the doctors, nurses and staff at the Lovelace Regional Hospital and Casa Maria Health Care Center.
A memorial service will be held at Valley Christian Academy, 1500 S. Main, on Saturday, March 7th at 10:30 am. The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Historical Center for Southeastern New Mexico in Roswell.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel
Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com