Quintis Cordell Johnson

October 09, 1946 - November 26, 2021

Quintis Cordell Johnson

October 09, 1946 - November 26, 2021


“We Reflect on a Notable Life!”


Quintis Cordell Johnson (Que) was born on October 9, 1947 to Forrest Johnson and Jean Bates in Chicago Illinois. Shortly after birth he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma with his beloved father Forrest.

Que completed his education in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in High School (Booker T Washington) he met the love of his life Kathleen Bryant and from the union they had three (3) daughters Evelyn Louise Johnson, Ginna Johnson and Kendall Felicia Johnson. Quintis soon enlisted in the Navy where he served his country for several years and was released with an honorable discharge. During his time in the Navy he got his Electricians license and would later work for Southwestern Bell.

Que was always conscious of his appearance and hygiene. His hair had to be cut and brushed just right. Clothes had to neat and shoes shined for all occasions. What man keeps nails clippers and nail file on hand? That would be Que a “Classic Man”. He always had a twinkle in his eyes and pep in his step.

In 1985 Quintis started residing at the Claremore Veteran’s Center where he flourished as a provider for other patients taking on many jobs and tasks that he was so proud to talk about. An avid Dominos player he once played in the Annual Veteran’s Domino Competition at the State Capital against Governor Brad Henry and George Nigh and guess who won Que!!! As much as he liked Domino’s his first love was READING. His retention of the material that he read was amazing. Even up until the end Que could pick up a book and tell you what that book was about and also hold a conversation about what he liked or did not like about that book (if the book was not to his liking he would keep it but try his hardest to give it away). Let us not forget the “Rib Crib” his restaurant of choice and if a Western (show/movie) was playing on the TV he was all eyes and ears (his guilty pleasure).

Que accepted his lord and savior Jesus Christ and would attend Church regularly and sometimes he would receive a surprise visit from his first born Evelyn and they would attend Church together at the VA (I could see his smile now).

Quintis was preceded in death by his father Forrest Johnson, ex-wife Kathleen Johnson, Daughter Ginna Johnson, Grandson Charles Edward Johnson and Granddaughter Alexanderia Rose Johnson.

He is survived by his two (2) daughters Evelyn Louise Johnson, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Kendall Felicia Johnson-Wiggins (Leon) of Kansas City, Missouri, Grandchildren Terrence Johnson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Javahana Johnson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kathleen Johnson, of Kansas City, Missouri, Alonzo Johnson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Isaiah Johnson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; along with an abundance of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and his many friends at the VA.

Blessed are the pure at heart: for they shall see God

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: December 8, 2021 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Quintis Cordell Johnson

  1. Evon Ingram says:

    I remember Mr. Q. Johnson as a well liked man. I will always remember his smile and his breakfast we served him while he was a resident at Claremore VA Nursing Center. I will always remember those quiet moments shared with Quintis Johnson.

  2. This is a reprint from the Booker T. Washington Class of 1964 email that I think is a fitting tribute to our Classmate Quintis written by Classmate Harold Fields.

    Dear classmates and friends,
    It’s been a month since Quintis passed. He’s been on my mind a lot since then. Seeing his picture and the impish smile on his face brought back memories that reminded me of his spirit. The background theme of books was quite fitting for him based on the details in his obituary.

    I am reminded of something that Anaïs Nin had said. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.” Learning more about Qunitis’ life and passions made me feel richer and brighter, even knowing that this phase of life is over for him.

    And it helps me focus on the treasured memories I have of all my classmates. Our intersections with each other has been enriching and has given us the ability to experience the world differently and uniquely with each other. I hope you will continue to share your interests, personalities, dreams, hopes, wisdom, and thoughts with as many people as possible. In ways we don’t always understand, we make a difference whenever we connect.

    I wish the best for you and your families during this holiday season and beyond. With much love and gratitude,

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