James W. Johnson

Born: Sun., Jun. 14, 1942
Died: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Location: Lighthouse Baptist Church


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James Wesley Johnson (Jimmy) was born on June 14, 1942 and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. He was the son of Robert Vernon and Lucille Eaton.  Jim was united in marriage to Deanna Warner in 1960, and they were married for 31 years. In his early teenage and adult years Jim operated on the wrong side of God’s Law and man’s law, but all that changed on January 29, 1967 when Jim received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. Shortly thereafter, God called Jim to preach the gospel. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology on May 21, 1970. Jim was ordained into the ministry on December 17, 1970. He then spent the next 47 years pastoring churches, starting churches, serving as a missionary to Alaska, and serving in evangelistic work all over America and overseas. While in the ministry Jim also got a doctorate degree in Theology on April 18, 1992 from Salt Lake Baptist College. In addition, God used Jim for several years as a Professor at Fellowship Baptist College, training men for the ministry and preparing them for the mission field.

            God blessed Jim and Deanna with six children who married and have children of their own: Tammy and her husband David, Jamie and her husband Elmer, Todd and his wife Phyllis, Starla and her husband James, Jesse and his wife Candace, and Jinny and her husband Gabe. God has blessed their families with 21 children and 6 grandchildren and 2 on the way.

After the Lord saw fit to take Deanna home to heaven in 1991 God brought Loreen Albach into Jim’s life, and they were married in 1992 and they were married for 25 ½  years. This also meant that Jim was blessed with two more children that he loved and raised as his own: Adam and his wife Michelle and Tresa and her husband Nate. God has blessed their families with 10 Children.  Jim loved each one of his 8 children, 31 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren, and it was his goal and heart’s desire that they would each trust Christ as their Saviour and faithfully serve the Lord.

            Jim’s passions were: leading people to Christ, preaching the Word of God, riding horses, camping, and hunting, all while enjoying his family.

            Jim had a great sense of humor and was a determined individual, a perfectionist, and a hard worker.  He was skilled at welding, operating heavy equipment, construction, and as a mechanic. Jim was also very gifted at artwork, leatherwork, jewelry making, wood working, and at writing messages, poems, books, and Christian choruses.   

Jim is survived by his wife Loreen of the home, his sisters Karen Shackelford and Monica Fryman and her husband Mike, his brother Chuck Eaton and wife Kay, all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, numerous other relatives, and many friends.

            He was preceded in death by his wife Deanna Johnson and her parents Jack and Margaret Warner, his parents Robert Vernon, Jim Eaton, and Sally Eaton, His father in law Ray Lewis, and brother in law Chuck Shackelford.

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Brucellia (Bruce) Bennett
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Loreen & Family,
My heart aches for all of you at this time in your lives. Jimmy will never be forgotten as all of you have wonderful memories of him. My memories of years ago when we were in school together will always be with me. In the bad times & good times that we had. May God's love make your grief bearable & happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Your in my thought, my heart & my prayers. Bruce

Sheri Martinez
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Loreen & family,
We were sad to hear of the passing of your husband, Jimmy. He was a great friend to us and to our church. We're praying for God's grace to overwhelm you in your time of grief. We love you, Sheri

BILLIE RICE
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
The last time I saw Jimmy he did the graveside service for my brother Bud Rice. They were friends since school. I knew Jimmy in grade school through high school. His wife Deanna was a dear friend of mine.

Sorry for his family's loss.

Brucine Rice
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
I was very saddened to hear of Jimmys passing. He was a wonderful friend to my late husband, Bud Rice. He was there when Bud accepted the Lord into his life and did his graveside service. May he Rest In Peace and hopefully reunite with Bud .prayers for Loreen and his family. 💔🙏🏻🙏🏻

Doyle Johnson
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
We were so thrilled to spend a Sunday with Jim and Loreen in January. It was a grand time of remembering times past and praising the Lord for His goodness to us. May the Lord provide your every need Loreen and give you grace and strength in the days to come.

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