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Jimmie "Jim" Johnson
December 1945 August 2010
Jimmie Johnson was born in 1945 to parents Dempsey and Loretta Johnson.
He served over 20 years in the United States Army; stationed in Germany, Holland, Korea, Vietnam and stateside. During his time in the service, he was a transportation specialist; he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class before retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Fidelitas Lodge #830 and American Scottish Rite Bodies in Germany; also Abou Ben Adhem Temple in Springfield, Mo. and he was a life member of Turlock V.F.W. Post #5059. Jimmie's favorite hobbies were woodworking and gold panning.
 He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cynthia; daughters, Sonja Johnson and Krista Johnson both of Turlock; brothers, Douglas Johnson of Bowie, Md. and Bruce Johnson of Turlock; sisters, Roseita Piceno of Carson City, Nev., Beverly Pierce and Janet Shores,  both of Modesto.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Waldo; and brother, Louis Johnson.
A committal service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, followed by a reception at 12:30 p.m. at Valley Hope Community Church on Hawkeye Avenue in Turlock.
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Shriner's Children's Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd.,
Sacramento, CA 95817 or American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.
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