Eugene Basil Johnson

Mr. Eugene Basil Johnson, 79, of Merryville passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at his residence. 


A native of Troup, Texas, Mr. Johnson had lived in Merryville for three years, formerly of Silsbee, Texas. He was a Korean War Veteran and served in the US Air Force. Mr. Johnson retired from BNSF Railway in Silsbee with 34 years of service. He was a member of the Silsbee Kiwanis Club for several years. Mr. Johnson enjoyed outdoor activities and loved to travel.  He was a loving father and grandfather. 


Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 52 years, Darlene Quave Johnson, of Merryville; three sons, Jerry Keith Johnson of Merryville, Kevin Wayne Johnson of Houston Texas, and Kyle Eugene Johnson of Port Arthur, Texas; three daughters, Patti Lynn Bearden of Hurst, Texas, Kathy Jean Johnson of Lake Charles, and Cheryl Cavazos (Clay) of Keller, Texas; two brothers, Joe E. Moore (Joyce) of Meridian, MS and Leslie Moore (Alicia) of McGehee, Arkansas; one sister, Virginia Sellers (Roger) of McGehee, Arkansas; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 


Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Johnson of Houston, Texas and Hattie Mae Moore of McGehee, Arkansas; one brother, Winston Carnell Johnson of St. Petersburg, Florida. 


Visitation will be held at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder on Friday, February 13, 2009 from 4 PM until 7 PM. His funeral will also be held at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10 Am with Brother T. J. Bordelon officiating. Burial will follow at Meadows Cemetery in Merryville.

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