Born 3-11-1916 - Died 4-1-2002
Marvin Lewis Johnson, 86, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Edgar Paul and Flossie Iowa Broyles Johnson was born March 11, 1916, in Searsboro, Iowa. He died Monday, April 1, 2002 at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mtn. Home, Ark. He was married to Ruth Wilma Watson on April 18, 1941, at Crown Point, Ind., and to this union, five children were born. He attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and Baker University in Indiana. He taught school for a few years in a one room school house. He began preaching in Bogata, Ill. in 1942. During his early years of preaching he supported his family as a salesman. He held full time preaching positions with Churches of Christ in West Liberty, Montezuma and Menlo, Iowa; Kensington Park, Kansas City, Leavenworth, Atchison and Vinland, Kan.; downtown Kansas City, Mo., and Winner Road at Independence, Mo.Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Ruby Johnson of Somerville, Ala., and Kenneth and Mary Johnson of Rochester Hills, Mich.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Howard Burris of Salem, Barbara and Vern Schnathorst of Monument, Colo., and Wilma and George Mallon of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his much appreciated extended family at Fulton County Nursing Center; and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers, Kenneth and Don Johnson; one sister, Paula Steen, and his father and mother.Services were Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Salem Church of Christ with Claude Lewis and David Gibson officiating. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.Memorials can be made to Rochester College, Rochester, Mich., or to a charity of your choice.