Jeffrey Jay Johnson

1961 ~ 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Jeffrey Johnson Obituary

Jeffrey Jay Johnson was born on February 3, 1961, to JB and Deanna Johnson, in Rockford, Illinois. He grew up with two siblings, sister: Gwendolynn Johnson, who passed away as an infant, and brother: Cortie Johnson. Jeffrey went to Harlem high school, and later joined the Army in 1980.

Jeffrey met his former wife, Anita Hamilton, in 1983. Soon after they had their daughter Tara Lynn Doane. In 1988, Jeffrey and Anita divorced, and he decided to work as a “Carnie” ride operator for Barnum and Bailey and traveled all over the United States.

Jeffrey lived life in the fast lane and always had fun. He enjoyed fishing, betting at the casino, being outdoors, hanging out with friends, and would talk your ear off. He was always helping others. Jeffrey settled down in 2010, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be closer to his daughter and grandsons, who he loved very dearly.

Jeffrey passed away at 62 years old, on Saturday, January 6, 2024, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jeffrey is preceded by his mother: Deanna Johnson, father: JB Johnson, sister: Gwendolynn Johnson, and brother: Corty Johnson.

Jeffrey is survived by his stepmother: Arlis Johnson of Rockford, IL., daughter: Tara and husband Scotty Doane of Beggs, OK., grandsons: Tyler Rainwater of Mounds, OK., Caleb Rainwater of Mounds, OK., Braden Anderson of Mounds, OK., and Lane Doane of Sapulpa, OK., cousins: Debra McClain of Rockford, IL., Dennis McHenry of Rockford, IL., David McHenry of Rockford, IL., and Tabi Adams of Rockford, IL., friends: Kristi Summers, Jody Jordan, Angela Thompson, Cindy Foster, Kim Tulk, along with many other family and friends.

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