Thomas Dexter Johnson, of Mount Pleasant, Ark., son of the late George Arnett Johnson and Vernie Caraway Johnson, was born April 29, 1957 in Batesville, Ark. He died March 24, 2009, in Melbourne, Ark. at the age of 51.
He was united in marriage to Imogene Jones on August 28, 1997 in Jonesboro, Ark. At the time of his death, he was a self-employed truck driver and of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by: his wife of 11 years, Imogene Johnson of Mount Pleasant; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Dexter Johnson Jr. and wife Jessi, of Sage, Ark.; one step-son, Brian Scott and wife Erika of Sherwood, Ark.; one step-daughter, Angie Sutterfield and husband David of Jonesboro; one sister and brother-in-law: Barbara and Ronald Cheatham of Batesville, Ark.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Patsy Johnson of Jonesboro, Jeff and Anita Johnson of Jonesboro and Vann and Sheila Johnson of Melbourne; seven grandchildren, Gracie Johnson, Emma Johnson Elizabeth Scott, Alexius Foster, Ethan Foster, Noah Sutterfield and Arabella Sutterfield; an aunt, Mildred Moser of Melbourne; sisters-in-law, Linda Harris and Carol Walker both of Jonesboro; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held on March 28 at the Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne with David Jennings officiating. Burial followed at the Reeves Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.
Pallbearers were: Donnie Tate, Kevin Tate, Tony Cooper, Tim Engles, Mark Jordan, Heath Harris.