Ivan Keith Johnson
Services for Ivan Keith Johnson, 84, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Field Street Baptist Church. Dr. John Hall and Reverend John Glover will officiate. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wes Johnson, Brett Johnson, Tanner Childress, Tiger Childress, Trale Tevis, Ivan Tevis. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the funeral home.

Keith Johnson passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 in Fort Worth. He was born September 25, 1935 in Cleburne to James and Stella Mae (Walker) Johnson. He married Jeaniv Anderson on August 12, 1955 in Cleburne. Keith was a member of Field Street Baptist Church.

In October of 1961, Mr. Johnson joined the First Armory Rifle Battalion of the 144th Infantry in the 49th Armored Division of the Texas National Guard in Fort Polk, Louisiana. He spent 10 months in DeRidder, Louisiana where he was active in the First Baptist Church. In 1962, he returned to Cleburne where he established Johnson's Transmission Service, which is now owned by his son, Steve.
He and Jeaniv belonged to the Cleburne Curli-Q's from 1976-1992, and the Satellite Trailer Club in 1979. His hobbies included collecting fine Fostoria Antique glass, making Christmas puzzles of which many he completed by framing them. He was also active in Relay for Life. He was famous for his pecan pies and chocolate candies.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Jeaniv Johnson of Cleburne; children, Steve Johnson and wife Alicia of Cleburne, Shelley Childress of Cleburne, Shawn Tevis and husband Denzel of Perryton, Texas; siblings, Jan Rhodes of Fort Worth, Ann Wylie of Corsicana, and Van Johnson and wife Melanie of Burleson; grandchildren, Wes Johnson and wife Christine, Brett Johnson and wife Tessa, Tanner Childress and wife Taylor, Tiger Childress and wife Kalee, Trale Tevis and Ivan Tevis; great-grandchildren, Cason Johnson, Kamryn Johnson, Cohen Childress, Cheyanne Childress and Turner Jett Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Stella Mae Johnson; brother, Marion Johnson; sister, Donnell Underwood; and son-in-law, Tony Jack Childress.

Memorials may be to Field Street Baptist Church, Relay for Life and Texas Health Harris NICU.
Published on December 10, 2019


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Kim Monk (Elliott)
Dec 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers for comfort and healing to all family and friends, Rip Keith
Howard York
Dec 12, 2019
Keith was a very gentle and fine person that I didn't get to see enough of rest in piece with God
Buddy and Jan (Walker) Riley
Dec 11, 2019
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Tim and Linda Strickland, Amy, Jennie, Tyler and the clan
Dec 11, 2019
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Dec 10, 2019
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Bob and Cindy Pritchard
Dec 10, 2019
So sorry for the loss of this good man. Our prayers are e
Jason Cech
Dec 10, 2019
What a great man. The Cleburne community mourns his loss with your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Janis & Jimmy Sikes
Dec 10, 2019
Praying for y’all. I’m so glad I have one of his Christmas puzzles.
Craig, Johanna and William Ross
Dec 10, 2019
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James & Kathy Moss
Dec 10, 2019
Mr. Johnson was a friendly man that you could trust. We send our love and sympathy to Steve & Alicia and family.
Curtis and Jennifer Pruitt
Dec 10, 2019
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