James Allan Johnson, 70, of Paris, died at 1:12 AM, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A celebration of his life is set for 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Oak Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Judi Brandt officiating. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
James was born September 20, 1942 in Wamego, Kansas to Johnie Burton and Alma Alberta Salzer Johnson. He graduated from Wamego High School and attended both Kansas State University and Kansas State Teachers College. James served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a computer programmer and analyst and wrote the first voter registration program for Tarrant County. He married Linda Gay Brown on December 3, 1966 in Topeka, Kansas. He attended Oak Park United Methodist Church.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Linda Johnson of Paris; his son, Jeremy Allan Johnson of Paris; siblings, Janie Edwards and husband, Ed of Kansas City, Kansas, Don Johnson and wife, Donna of Wamego, Kansas, and Jodi Niehoff and husband, Chad of Lawrence, Kansas; several nieces and nephews; and nine foreign exchange students from Germany, Finland, Russia, and Brazil. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard Johnson and Fred Johnson.
Online condolences may be made to the Johnson family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com .