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Lee Wayne Johnson

October 12, 1945 — December 27, 2023

Oklahoma City

Lee Wayne Johnson

 

Lee Wayne Johnson, Jr. 78, of Oklahoma City, OK died on December 27, 2023 at OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK after a short illness.  His wife Penny was by his side.

Born October 12, 1945 in Reedley, California, Lee was the son of the late George L. and Marle J. Wilson, Bethany, Oklahoma and was the oldest of 4 siblings.  Predeceased by his youngest brother, Edgar B. Wilson.  Lee is survived by his wife Penny Crist-Johnson, his 2 sons retired Lt. Colonel George A. Johnson and daughter-in-law Jennifer, Gregory N. Crist and daughter-in-law Johanna, his cherished granddaughters Anja and Tressa Johnson and Astrid and Linnea Crist: brother Timothy I. Wilson, Hill AFB, Utah and sister Georgetta Wilson McCloud, Upland, California; cousins, nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

Lee graduated from Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, and the University of Oklahoma with a BS Degree in Nursing.  Lee was drafted and served our country in the Army during the Viet Nam War as a Medic in a surgical unit.  Lee worked as Supervisor of the operating room at Baptist and later at University Hospital and Children’s Hospital.  He completed his working career as State Procurement Officer for the State of Oklahoma where he retired.

Lee had a full and joyful life.  Family and friends frequently said he was born with the “happy gene”.  He was curious and never stopped learning.  His life was about service to others.  The list of people he helped who had serious health issues is long.  Additionally, he volunteered his time to First American Museum, Scissortail Park, Devon Tours and just celebrated 25 years as a docent for the Cowboy Hall of Fame.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and served as Treasurer for the Sportsman Hunt Club.  Our beloved Lee was a devoted husband, father and grandfather  His love for his four granddaughters was immense and gave him great happiness.  Lee enjoyed traveling to New Mexico and spending time with cousins, riding horses, apple picking and sitting on the front porch looking at the beautiful night sky.  He was an intelligent, engaging and thoughtful man.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.  According to his wishes, there will be no service.  The family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. 

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