Johnny Oliver Townson
Johnny Oliver Townson, age 96, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at his residence.
He was born October 18, 1922 in Hill County, Texas. Johnny moved with his family to the Lockett Community in 1928. He was a member First United Methodist Church.
Johnny graduated from South Lockett High School and enlisted in the US Army Air Corp in October 1942 and honorary discharged December 1, 1945 serving in WWII. He married Dortha Jean Hampton in May on 1951. They celebrated 61 years of marriage before Dortha’s passing in 2013. Prior to his retirement, Johnny was a 35 year employee for Lone Star Gas Co. He was a member of the Vernon Lions Club and he officiated high school football and baseball games, Wichita Falls Chapter for 26 years.