Layton Johnson Sr

Apr 22, 1924 - Oct 2, 2011

Obituary

ENTERED THROUGH THE GATES OF HEAVEN WITH FAMILY AND LOVED ONES AT HIS BED SIDE, ON OCTOBER 2ND, 2011. LAYTON OR “TEX” AND “SARGE” AS HE WAS KNOWN BY MANY WAS BORN IN MADISONVILLE, TEXAS. AFTER DISCHARGING FROM THE ARMY HE MARRIED AND RAISED 5 CHILDREN WITH HIS WIFE, VIOLA. HE WORKED AS AN ENTREPREUNER IN MANY AREAS AND WAS, PART OWNER OF A FAMILY RUN RESTAURANT AND CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEE WITH THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. HE HAD A SERVANTS SPIRIT WORKING WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FOR OVER 20 YEARS AS WELL AS ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL PTA’S.

AFTER LIVING IN THE SAN MATEO FOR MANY YEARS, HE MOVED TO SACRAMENTO IN 1981. HIS RADIANT SMILE AND SEASONED WISDOM WERE SHARED GENEROUSLY WITH ALL HE MET.

AS THE PATRIACH OF THE “JOHNSON’S HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS CHILDREN LA VOLA, LAYTON, JR., LOLITA, JEARLD AND LAWRENCE AS WELL AS 8 GRANDCHILDREN, 3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND A HOST OF FAMILY, EXTENDED FAMILY, “ADOPTED” DAUGHTERS AND LOVING FRIENDS.

“TEX” LOVED LIFE AND PLANNED HIS FINAL HOMEGOING SERVICES WITH HIS HEARTY LAUGH AND FABULOUS SENSE OF HUMOR. HIS HOMEGOING WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE TO BE SHARED WITH ALL WHO WERE BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HIM.

A VIEWING WILL BE HELD AT EAST LAWN ELK GROVE MORTUARY, 9189 E. STOCKTON BLVD., ELK GROVE, CA. 95624 ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011 FROM 4 PM TO 8 PM. THE HOMEGOING CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD AT THE SAME LOCATION, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14TH AT 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624

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