Jerry Glen Johnson passed away January 27, 2018
Jerry Glen Johnson, 63, passed away peacefully while asleep in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 27th, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Jerry was born May 17, 1954 in Heber Springs to the late Harley Glen Johnson and Merle Louise (Adams) Johnson, and was a fifth-generation resident of Cleburne County.
After to moving to Michigan with his family as a child, Jerry attended Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, MI. He worked many years on off-shore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico before returning home to Cleburne County in the 1990s, and worked for many years thereafter in the construction industry.
Jerry loved music from an early age, and started playing at the age of five when his parents bought him his first guitar. it became a lifelong hobby of Jerry's, a passion he pursued all his life. he loved classic rock 'n roll, and was known to remark that, "The longer I live, the more I realize there ain't nothing but CCR and the Beatles."
Jerry was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, four sisters: Kimberly Fedora (husband Daniel) of Heber Springs; Vivi Lamberta (husband Mark) and Judy Vanausdoll of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Debbie Dillenbeck (husband Kevin) of Benton Harbor, MI; one brother, Ron Vanausdoll (wife Denise) of Green Bank, WA; one son, Aaron Johnson (wife Robin) of Bridgman, MI; three grandchildren, and a great many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Adams Family Cemetery Fund. For information on how to donate, please call (501) 206-6284.