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