Sammy Eugene JohnsonSeptember 14, 1949 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 67)
On September 14, 1949 a solider was born to Sammy Lee Johnson and Annie Pearl Mariner Johnson in Ethel, Arkansas. Sammy was affectionately known as “Buggy,” “Gene” or “Sarge” to many that loved him. Sammy ‘s life was exemplary and defined by II Timothy 4: 7-8“ I fought a good fight, I finished my course; I kept the faith.; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.” On August 12, 2017 the spiritual soldier was deployed to his heavenly home. His parents preceded him in death.
Sammy graduate from St. Charles High with the distinguish class of 1968 and further his education by earning college credits. In 1969 he enlisted in the United States Army. Serving as a Staff Sergeant, he served his country very well deploying in many tours– he was a war veteran of the Vietnam War, Iraq Freedom War and Operation Desert Storm. In 2007, after dedicating 38 years of service in the United State Army and National Guard he graciously retired.
Sammy was a profound reader and was fascinated with the operation of farming. He also loved and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories one brother, Johnnie Johnson of Little Rock, AR; three sisters, Rose Calamese of Stuttgart, AR; Matlin London of Dewitt, AR and Gayla(Robbie) Earls of Maumelle, AR; one step-son, Omar West of Kansas City, MO; two step-daughters, Rochelle West and Nicole West both of Kansas City, MO; four grandsons, Kendrell (Bug) West, Arrion West, Ramone West and London West all of Kansas City, MO; one granddaughter, RaVeonna West of Kansas City, MO; one great-granddaughter, Amariah West of Kansas City, MO; five aunts; Lousie Davis of Kansas City, MO, Novella Daniels, Donna Johnson, Denise Conner of Dewitt, AR and Linda Jefferson of Conway, AR; two uncles, Ely Wilburt Johnson of Silver Spring, MD and Wilford “Hook” Jemerson of San Antion, TX; with a host of nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends that will miss him tremendously.