Doug Johnson Obituary, Death – Doug Johnson has unexpectedly passed away. He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan Blake Johnson, his children, Bryan and Lesley Johnson, Delayne Jackson and Jayne Johnson, his grandchildren, Audrey and Tylor Bledsoe, Dillon Jackson, Sarah and David Russell, Garrett and Lilly Jackson, Kylie, Kadyn and Karsyn Johnson, and his great-grandchildren, Shane, Ava, Hadley, Caroline Bledsoe, Elysian Jackson, and Finley Russell. In addition, he is survived by his sister Donnice Whitehead, who passed away before him. She was born and reared in Abilene, Texas, and considered that city to be her hometown.
During the years that he was the head football coach at Cleburne High School (from 1965 through 1976), a large number of the students and faculty members at the school referred to him as “Coach.” After fulfilling his obligations as a member of the military for a length of time, he started his profession as a coach the following year in the city of Hondo, which is located in the state of Texas. After he hung up his coaching shoes, he took the helm at the Cleburne Fulton middle school and then the AD Wheat junior high school in the aforementioned order.
In the year 1934, Leta May and Frank William Johnson of Cisco, Texas were present to welcome him into the world as he made his debut. They were there to witness his birth. He went on to play halfback for the school’s football team after graduating from Howard Payne University, where he had been coached by Bennie Williams, who would go on to become his guide, friend, and brother-in-law. Williams coached him during his time at Howard Payne University, where he also earned his degree. While he was attending Howard Payne University, he made the acquaintance of the woman who would later become his wife.
Doug and his wife were both devoted members of the Crossroads Church in Cleburne, Texas, where they both served as Elders. Doug and his wife attended the church every Sunday. Doug and his wife held this position for the rest of their time together as a married couple. The passage from Matthew 5:9 that says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God,” is a perfect illustration of Doug’s personality. He has a compassionate nature and is always prepared to lend a helping hand.