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James “Jimmy” Leslie Johnson

03/13/1942 - 11/10/2017
Service Date: 11/27/2017
Service Time: 9:00 AM
Service Location: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201


Graveside services and interment for James “Jimmy” Leslie Johnson of Dublin, Texas are scheduled Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9 A.M. at the Mesa City Cemetery under the direction of Bunkers Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson passed away in Stephenville, Texas on November 10, 2017 at the age of 75.  He was a resident of Dublin, Texas.  Mr. Johnson had lived many years in Mesa, Az. He moved to Texas after retiring from the Mesa City Gas Company.  Jimmy was born March 13, 1942 to Lonnie Monroe and Helen Burke Johnson in Amarillo, Texas. He was one of ten children born to the couple.  Jimmy was drafted into the US Army in 1966, served during the Vietnam Nam War and was awarded Bronze Star Medal.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nola Franklin Johnson, stepson Gerald Fitzpatrick, brothers -Gary, Clem, Bill Johnson and sisters-Virginia Moore and Linda Guinn.

Jimmy is survived by wife, Nancy Johnson, children-Darrin and Becky Johnson, Jimmy Dewayne Johnson, Perry Johnson and Janice Makinster, Leslie “Monk” and Cindy Johnson, stepchildren-Pam and Steve Ferris, Christina and Harold Long, Patricia Clark, Raymond Forehand, Brian and Meagan Forehand.

Mr. Johnson was fondly called “Poo” by his 8 grandchildren-Daniele, Caitlin, Arista, Matthew, Hannah, Maddison, Mekayla, Brody and 5 great-grandchildren-Mason, Emory, Austyne, Harper, Everett.  He is, also, survived by 15 step grandchildren and 15 step great grandchildren.

Mr. Johnson is survived by sisters-Judy Link, Kay Johnson, Sharon Fernandez and Karon Dial.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mr. Johnson’s name to one of the many agencies that support veterans of the Armed Forces.







  • See you in Heaven one of these days, Jimmy. To Nancy and all the family I love you.

  • Rest in peace Mr. Johnson

  • I have been blessed to have many special uncles who have had a heavy influence throughout my life. None more so than this man! Jimmy to most, Jimbo to many, and BoBo to me. He had the toughness that all of Lonnie’s boys did and the loving gentleness of my dear sweet grandma. He was such a dear and special person that I’m struggling to put into words what BoBo meant to me. I’m very thankful that he was in my life and even perhaps more thankful that I got to have a few hours alone with him as we drove back from Canton recently and talked about everything from the pain of head and neck radiation, to Amarillo weather (almost as painful), to how we shared a propensity to dish out nicknames to anyone and everyone. It is an honor to share his name, all the way from Jimmy to now I’m affectionately known as BoBo. He will always live in my spirit and heart. May God rest his soul and comfort the hearts of his wife, boys & wives and his grandchildren. He was a special man with a special kind of sweet spirit.

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