Services: Have been held.
Mr. J.D. Johnson, 88, of Clovis, a restaurant owner/operator, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.
He was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Hillsboro, Texas, to Tom and Lydia Johnson.
He married Ruby Faye Simms on Feb. 27, 1937, in Walters, Okla., and later settled in Clovis in 1941. His first business was the soda fountain at Duckworth Drug, then The Long Champ, The Westerner, Johnson’s, and J.D.’s Drive-In. He also worked as a switchman for the AT&SF Railway. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Clovis, the Clovis Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. Family members said he loved hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Faye of Clovis; two sons, Mike (Lesley) of Clovis and Tom of Phoenix; and two grandchildren, Tracy Ladd of Lubbock and Jay Brian Johnson of Santa Fe.
Jon Forrest will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Beach, Kenneth Cable, Brian Foster, Raymond Furrow, Jake Saylor and Bill Raulie.
Honorary bearers will be Cotton Simms, Keith Blair, Jim Claiborne, Bill Snyder, H.J. Lee, Paul Kinard, members of the Masonic Lodge No. 40 and members of the Clovis Shriners.
Memorials may be made to the Shrine Hospital.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.