September 21, 1937 ~ January 20, 2022
Auburn, New York
Resided in: New Braunfels, Texas
Francis “Frank” Knapp Johnson peacefully entered into rest with his gracious Lord on January 20, 2022, at his home in New Braunfels, Texas. Francis was born on September 21, 1937, to the late Percival Johnson and Amy (Freeman) in Auburn, New York. Francis was the second youngest of eleven children Phyllis, Amy, Barbara, Pat, Marvin, Robert, William Henry, and predeceased Francis. Iris, Milton, and Joseph endure.
Francis is survived by his loving devoted wife of sixty-three years, Freda Johnson:, son, Kenneth Johnson; daughter, Cynthia Smith; four grandchildren, Vincent Smith, Nicole Johnson, Shaun Smith, and Vanessa Johnson; four great grandchildren, Azalea, Josiah, Elias, and Jeremiah; a host of nieces, nephews, dear friends, and church family.
Francis was a highly respected ordained minister, and former associate pastor at Loveland Church, Fontana, CA. Additionally, he served as a deacon. He is best known for his powerful speaking and singing abilities, as well as being a gifted pianist and organist. As a proud member of the Armed Forces, Master Sergeant Johnson retired from the United States Air Force as a Special Services Superintendent. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. After a successful military career, Francis began a second career, first he became the Registrar of Voters for Riverside County then elected to the position of Riverside County Clerk and then accepted the Manager of Administration position for the Department of Commerce, Census Bureau and finally he became a Private Contractor for the Election Data Corporation before he retired and moved to Texas.
His memorial service will be held, March 14, 2022, Monday, 10 a.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX 78130 with Pastor Steve Peace officiating. The interment with military honors will be held on March 21, Monday, 3 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78209.
Memorial donations can be made in Francis’s name to Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Service: March 14, 2022 10:00 am
Oakwood Baptist Church
2154 Loop 337
New Braunfels, TX United States
Cemetery: March 21, 2022 3:00 pm
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States
Thank you for being my “rock” and my “covering” Dad. I will miss your loving voice, beautiful smile, and listening to you play the piano for hours.
Love Always and Forever,
To the man who served as a father figure to me. Spoke of the Lord constantly while flawed in his own life and reconciled by a walk clearly shown before family members and friends. A real standard of a real man and I will always remember how much he cared for me, in his home and his life. See you soon I hope in Christ’s name I pray. Anthony G
Rest In Peace Uncle Frank. Say hi to my Mom for me.
My Beloved Uncle thank you 😊 for all the prayers of blessing for me and my children and grandchildren your prayers went up and the blessing came down l 🙏 that this lite candle will continually serve as a blessing to my family l love you RlHP your niece
I offer my sincere condolences at thus sad time. I pray you and your family find solace in the hands of Our Lord, Our Father. For he is the Way, the Light, and our Salvation!
Sending my condolences to the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Best regards.
Thank you for inspiring us to thank the Lord on each step of the way with Him. Thank you for being family when we were far away from ours. Thank you for lots of wonderful times of worship and fellowship. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift of singing with us.
I’m delighted to write honor a man that was an exemplary man of GOD. I have the fondest of memories of whenever we were able to spend time together. Thank you for all of your prayers. There’s a legacy of strong will & faith present in everything, and everyone that you’ve impacted. Thank you for the guidance, the care, and all of the prayers. Remain blessed.
My heart is truly aching knowing you are no longer with us, Mr. Johnson. May your soul rest in God’s loving arms. 🙏🏾🙏🏾
Took me a few good days to write this poppy because this was another crucial blow for me this year. I honestly don’t even know how to express the feelings of what you meant to me. I’m just extremely fortunate that we had a moment , a happy , fun , and blissful moment before you left. And it’s those memories I don’t take for granted , because it’s those memories that will help me move through this. I love you ! And I’ll always keep peppermints and dr. Pepper in the house so when I reflect on those times . It’s as if your right there with me . See you on the other side! Forever in my heart always!! Lil Vincent