Byron “Bookie” Johnson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Funeral services for Bookie Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Cravens. Rev’s Jeff James, Hardy Estes and Russell DeVore will officiate. Burial will be in Drakes Fork Cemetery under the direction of
Smart & Son, Leesville. Visitation will start at the church at 2 p.m. Friday and continue until service time.
Bookie, 55, passed away in an Alexandria Hospital Thursday Oct. 8, 2009. A native of Sulphur, he has lived in Cravens for
somewhere around 35 years. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Ten Mile. Affectionately known by his CB buddies as “Stovepipe,” he drove his own log truck for at least 32 years and enjoyed both hunting and fishing.
are his wife of 35 years Deborah “Perch” Johnson of Cravens; his sons James W. Johnson and Lanie of Pitkin and a daughter, Wendy Lentz and Jesse of Pitkin. Other survivors are his brothers Larry Dane Johnson from Edgerly and Richard A. Johnson of
Pitkin and sisters Karen Johnson of Pitkin and Loretta Howard of Fairview. Grandchildren are Shelby, Zecke, Charley, Allie and Saylor.
He is preceded in death by his parents James P. and Ruth Doyle Johnson. Grandparents Simon and Edna
Doyle and Robert Willie and Alice Johnson.
Pallbearers are James W. Johnson, Brad Belcher, Brandon Jeane, L. J. Bass, Jr., Jeremy Lockhart and Greg Lockhart.