Ward Rudolph Johnson

Ward Rudolph Johnson, 83, of Folsom, LA, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.


Rudolph served his country in the United States Army and later obtained a degree in Geology from McNeese State University.  He lived in DeRidder, Louisiana, for more than 30 years and retired from teaching and coaching at Merryville High School in Merryville, Louisiana.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, managing his small farm, genealogy research, and spending time with his family and friends.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandparent, brother and friend.  He will forever be treasured in our hearts.

Rudolph was a member of the First Baptist Church in DeRidder and is currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Covington, Louisiana. 


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Joyce Johnson of Lafayette, LA; sons, Mike Johnson & Frances of Fort Worth, TX, and Andy Johnson & Christine of Raleigh, N.C; stepsons Michael Hebert & Lisha of Lafayette, LA, and David Hebert & Monique of Mandeville, LA; sister, Mattie Louise Coffman of Lafayette, LA; grandchildren, Brian Johnson of Fort Worth, TX, Hannah Johnson of Pittsburgh, PA, Emma Johnson of Raleigh, NC, and Camille Johnson of Raleigh, NC; step grandchildren Thomas Hebert of Lafayette, LA, Matthew Hebert of Lafayette, LA, Daryan Gauthier & Daniel of Lafayette, LA, Blair Hebert of Lafayette, LA, Katherine Hebert of Mandeville, LA, and Caroline Hebert of Mandeville, LA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ward & Myrtle Johnson; first wife and mother of his sons, Bonnie Johnson; brother, Jack Johnson; and sister, Ruth Dugger.


Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017, from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 also at Myers Colonial Funeral Home.  Brother Truett Brown will officiate.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.