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Monty Johnson

d. February 21, 2019

Monty Johnson

Monty Thomas Johnson passed from this life on February 21, 2019, at the age of 63, following a motor vehicle accident on Highway 18 South of Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Monty was born on January 2, 1956, in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Monty was the son of Tally Thomas and Bessie (Harris) Johnson. He grew up in the Terlton and began his education at Terlton School. Following the completion of 4th grade, Monty transferred to Cleveland later graduating with the Class of 1974. After graduation Monty continued helping his family on the farm raising cattle, bailing hay, as well as many other jobs needed to keep the operation going. Monty also worked as a brick mason and did several other construction jobs in the area. Monty worked for Midcon Refractory in Tulsa for several years and in 2004, started with the Pawnee County Sheriffs Office. He began as a deputy and was currently the Under Sheriff. On May 10, 2002 Monty was united in marriage to Anita Jo (Bennett) Harris in Pawnee, Oklahoma and made their home in Terlton. Monty had a wealth of knowledge and was the person people went to for questions and answers. He had a calming effect in any situation. Monty was a mentor to many, and was one that led with his voice and not with force.

Monty had a love for people far beyond others. He was a history buff and collected Indian artifacts, providing and identifying numerous pieces to the Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums. Monty also was an expert about local history and was instrumental in establishing the Terlton Senior Citizens Center at its current location. He was formerly active with the Terlton Fire Department, serving for several years as the Fire Chief. Monty was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Jennings Hebron Lodge 151. In 2002, Monty was initiated into the Eastern Star as well. Monty and Anita have traveled throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Kansas visiting the Grand Chapters of Eastern Star. Yearly trips to the Kiamichi Mountains was also something the family did while active with the Southwest Spanish Mustang Association. Most of all in life Monty was devoted entirely to his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He and Anita were members of the Terlton First Baptist Church. Monty was on numerous boards, as well as advisory committees at the church. He loved his family dearly and cherished each and every one of his grandkids. Monty is described as a Godly man who touched everyone.

Survivors include his wife Anita of the home; three children Monica Johnson of Terlton, Oklahoma; Melissa Waters and her husband Jeff of Skedee, Oklahoma; Kendall Johnson and his wife Lydia of Mannford, Oklahoma; one brother Trenton Johnson and his wife Cathy of Terlton, Oklahoma; nine granddaughters, Morgan, Sahara and Savannah Ryan, Jenni, April and Aidan Waters, Sarah Perkins, Samantha Law, Shantel Kelley, three grandsons, Ayden Wyatt Johnson, Cade David Joe Johnson, Colton Waters; 10 great grandchildren; uncle Coyote Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; aunt Betty Jones of Terlton, Oklahoma as well as many other friends and family that will mourn his passing. Monty was preceded in death by his parents Tally and Bessie Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Cleveland Event Center. The body will lie in state on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 10:00 am till 7:00 pm at the Chapman-Black Funeral Home and on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 am till 4:30 pm, at the Pawnee County Court House with a prayer service to follow at 4:30 pm. Private burial will be held in the Terlton Cemetery following the funeral services on Thursday. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office will be providing the Honor Guard and supported by numerous other entities in the region. Friends and family may visit an online guest book and memorial page for Monty at www.chapman-black.com. Chapman-Black Funeral Home will be in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

10:00am - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Pawnee County Court House

500 Harrison Street, Pawnee, OK 74058

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

4:30 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Pawnee County Court House

500 Harrison Street, Pawnee, OK 74058

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Terlton Cemetery

, Terlton, OK 74081

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