Peter Isaac Johnson was born on August 6, 1933 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the union of Chester and Estherine Johnson. He attended Tulsa Public Schools including Carver Middle School and Booker T. Washington High School. He gave his gave his life to Christ at an early age and grew up in Greater Union Baptist Church. After graduating high school, Peter attended college at Tennessee State University and was soon drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served his country for two years.
Upon his return to Tulsa, he was employed with the American Airline/American Eagle Division as an aviation engineer. He was a dedicated employee for 35 years and after retirement worked an additional 20 years with ClearWater Car Wash. He even worked at ClearWater up until his death. Peter met, fell in love and married Alfreda Hawkins on April 8, 1956. To this union six children were born, Donna Sue, Peter Jr. (Cheryl), Sonya, LaDrake, Ingrid and Patrick (Alem). Peter loved the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team and never missed a game. He was also affectionately known as “Paw Paw” by his grandchildren and if you were to ask them, he was the best Paw Paw anyone could have. Meeting him at Heaven’s gates will be his father, Chester Johnson; mother, Estherine Johnson, siblings Atrena Johnson, Jake Johnson, Helen Randall and Barbara Works; daughters, Donna Sue Johnson and Ingrid Johnson-Taylor. Leaving to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Alfreda Johnson; children, Peter Jr., Sonya, LaDrake, Patrick, Brandon, Brian and Byron; sister, Margaret Johnson; grandchildren, Stacy, Tyesha, LaRay, Irvin, Ray, Jassiem, John Tyler, Marit and Caleb; great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Donovan and Shariye as well as a host of nephews, nieces cousins and friends.
Memorial Services for Mr. Peter Isaac Johnson, Sr. 10:00am Saturday September 7, 2019 Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home Chapel 2103 East 3rd Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104. Visitation Friday September 6, 2019 at the Funeral Home 3:00pm til 8;00pm
Burial will be Tuesday September 10, 2019 at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma.
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