Jimmie Murrell Johnson

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Jimmie Murrell Johnson, 76, of Greenwood, AR passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in Greenwood. Jim was born October 21, 1943 in Monroe, OK to Samuel Allen & Ollie Belle Goodin. Jim started Johnson Plumbing in 1967 and later formed JEPCO, an underground utilities company. Both businesses helped to develop Poteau and the surrounding communities for nearly 30 years. He was the original developer of the Wolf Ridge Golf Course. He coached Little League and Summer League Youth Baseball. He was a pilot and loved to fly until health reasons wouldn’t allow it. Jim’s life was one of humble beginnings and amazing accomplishments. A risk taker, he experienced the highs and lows that come from a life of climbing mountains and surviving valleys. His achievements allowed him to travel the world to visit people and places he only dreamed of as a poor kid growing up in Oklahoma. Jim was an overachiever by the very definition of the word and he wore it like a badge of honor. His presence and impression on others were his trademarks. Those that lived, loved, fought and worked with the man, to a person, will carry their memories of him for a lifetime. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Bonnie Gregory; and first wife Debbie Johnson.

Jim is survived by three sons, Jeff Johnson & wife Andrea of Norman, OK, James Johnson & Jonna Davis of Hontubby, OK and Joshua Johnson of the home; sister, Wanda James & husband Phil of Poteau, OK; special son, Dylan McElyea; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2 pm, Friday, September 25, 2020 at Evans Chapel with Phil McGehee & Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Hackett, AR. Pallbearers will be Phillips James, Andrew Marshall, Carl Brown, Dewayne Gregory, Lyndell Gregory, Josh Kinsey, Jeremy Kinsey, Justin Kinsey. The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK.

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