William "Bill" Johnson

February 13, 1963 - April 18, 2024

William "Bill" Johnson

February 13, 1963 - April 18, 2024


William Leon Johnson passed away on April 18, 2024 in his home, surrounded by his family in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather (Poppi), Son and Brother.

William (Bill) knew no stranger. Bill had many family and friends that knew and loved him.

Bill was born February 13, 1963 to the late Leon Dale and Linda Rae (Lukken) Johnson in Wakefield NE. William is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lori Jean (Hartman) Johnson; his son & daughter-in-law William Ryan and Michelle Johnson of Claremore and their children Weston, Wyatt Marie, and Drew Caroline. Son David Arthur Johnson of Broken Arrow and his children Kiley and Gage. Daughter Sarah LoRi’ & son-in-law Michael Hammers of Broken Arrow and their children Madison, Leah, Conner and Gabriel. Son and daughter-in-law Caleb Matthew and Monica Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida and their children Ezra, Illa and Uriah. Bill’s mother Linda R.(Lukken) Johnson of Broken Arrow; Sister Kelli (Johnson) & Brother-in-Law Eric Suntken of Owasso, OK. Brother-in-Law Clayton & Sister-in-Law Sandra (Bloom) Hartman of Dixon NE. Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his Father Leon Dale Johnson; In-laws Marvin and Janice (Lisle) Hartman, Grandparents, Aunts, & Uncles.

At the age of 12, Bill told us he started working with his dad, Leon, at Johnson heat, air, and electric. Bill attended Laurel-Concord High School and graduated in 1981. He always enjoyed working with his hands and often worked on cars. Bill’s friend, (also Lori’s cousin) Randy Bloom, led Bill to the Lord in 1981. Bill and Lori were reacquainted in February of 1982 and then married April 16,1983. Bill always enjoyed working on the farm with Marvin and Clayton. Bill and Lori moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in June 1988 to attend Rhema Bible Training Center in the Fall of 1988. Bill graduated from RBTC in May of 1990 from the pastor’s group.  One of Bill’s first jobs was putting up Christmas lights at Rhema.                         In August of 1991 he left working at Rhema to work at Bennett Electric where he worked until he became unable to work in January 2023 due to the disease process he was living with.

Bill volunteered at Rhema in the Sunday night 2 yr old class, drove buses and trams for Rhema transportation, was a volunteer coach for the boys basketball teams when they were younger, and participated with Rhema Rangers. He enjoyed attending every activity his children & grandchildren were involved in.

Bill found enjoyment putting models together, watching NASCAR, NHRA and collecting John Deere tractors. In the last year, speaking became difficult, but he enjoyed hearing what was happening on the farm, at your job, or what you had been doing at school. He never stopped smiling and his smile could light up a room. He was a giver and sowed into many people’s lives. Bill loved the Lord with all his heart and told that story through how he lived his life.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations to the family can be made to help fund further research into the Multiple System Atrophy Disorder.


  • Date & Time: May 4, 2024 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Rhema Bible Church Chapel
  • Location: 1025 West Kenosha Street Broken Arrow, OK 74012 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (918) 258-1588

Cure PSP Foundation

  • Website: https://www.psp.org/ineedsupport/braindonation/
  • Description: Most people know Bill as a person who made a difference in the world. He continues to do that today by having donated tissue to help a cause that was important to him and our family. Bill donated to the Mayo Clinic Brain Bank in partnership with the Cure PSP Foundation. This can provide us with an accurate diagnosis of his/her condition. It also includes information about the possibility of an inherited disorder, which may affect other family members. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, by providing tissue, research can be conducted to help understand these diseases, assist in early and accurate diagnosis and to find treatments. If you wish to contribute to the research being done at Mayo Clinic either monetarily or through your own tissue donation, please reach out to the following contacts at Mayo: Tissue Donation: Rachel LaPaille-Harwood 904-953-2439 Monetary Donations at Mayo: Development 855-852-8129 Cure PSP Donations: Joanna Teters 347-294-2871 x 810

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1 responses to William "Bill" Johnson

  1. So very sorry for your loss! Sympathy and prayers to you and your family! Cherish all the wonderful memories! 🙏

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