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Sam Leeland Johnson

March 16, 1936 November 18, 2017
Sam Leeland Johnson
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Funeral services for Sam Johnson, age 81, will be held at 2 P.M., Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Madisonville Funeral Home. Rev. Joshua Crutchfield, pastor of First Baptist Church in Madisonville, will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Bedias Methodist Cemetery in Bedias, Texas. A public visitation will be held from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., Monday, November 20th at the funeral home.

Sam Leeland Johnson was born on March 16, 1936 in Carlisle, Texas, one of nine children to Odell & Cassie (McFarland) Johnson. He made a profession of faith as a child while attending Dorcas Wills Baptist Church in Trinity, Texas. Sam was a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the U.S. Army. He worked for thirty-two years at Alcoa Aluminum in Rockdale, Texas subsequently moving to rural North Zulch following his retirement. He passed his time ranching and finishing furniture. Sam especially enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. His grandchildren always looked forward to the delicious breakfasts Sam would cook during their stay. After enjoying some "retirement time," he decided to return to the workforce and took a job with Madisonville C.I.S.D. Following his second "retirement," he worked for Brazos Transit until he retired permanently in 2007 to enjoy his family from the comfort of his back porch. Sam was a Master Mason, a member of Rockdale Lodge No. 414, and was recognized in 2010 for his fifty years of membership. Sam had lived in Madison County for the past twenty-two years and attended First Baptist Church in Madisonville.

Sam passed away on November 18, 2017 at his home in Madisonville with his family by his side following a short, but brave, battle with leukemia. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; son, Stephen Craig Johnson; brother, Claude Johnson & two sisters, Sue Barnett and Virginia Cox.

Sam is survived by wife of forty-four years, Edith Johnson of Madisonville; sons, Randy Adams (Cheryl) of Madisonville and Walt Adams (Lydia) of Baytown; daughter, Susan Leann Martin of Taylor; sisters, Ruby Dell Emory of Houston & Oneita Anders of Thorndale; brothers, Lloyd & Louie Johnson of Mt. Enterprise & Roger Johnson of San Augustine; grandchildren, Leeland Adams (Morgan) of Midland, Laura Adams of Burleson, Jason Adams (Mary Hope) of Huntsville, Milton Dean Adams (Liz) of Deer Park & Christopher Van Adams (Erin) of Baytown and great grandchildren, Sophie Vivian Adams, Nolan Lee Adams, Emery Hope Adams, Kolby Dean Adams, Kaleb Dean Adams & Karter Dean Adams. Sam is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: Leeland Adams, Jason Adams, Milton Dean Adams, Christopher Van Adams, Dave Kelly & Ronnie Phipps.

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville is in charge of all arrangements.

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5:00 PM 11/20/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
Madisonville Funeral Home

1511 E. Main St.
Madisonville, Texas 77864

Madisonville Funeral Home
1511 E. Main St. Madisonville 77864 Texas
United States





2:00 PM 11/21/2017 2:00:00 PM
Madisonville Funeral Home

1511 E. Main St.
Madisonville, Texas 77864

Madisonville Funeral Home
1511 E. Main St. Madisonville 77864 Texas
United States

Cemetery Details


Bedias Methodist Cemetery Final Resting Place

CR 125
Beidas, TX 77831

CR 125 Beidas 77831 TX
United States

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