Odie Lee Johnson
Visitation for Mr. Odie Lee Johnson was held Friday, April 8th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Frey-Wickenburg Funeral Home in Wickenburg. Mr. Johnson passed away April 4, 2005, at home. He was born in Placid, Texas, April 21, 1921, to Quay and Florence (Haywood) Johnson.
He was known by his friends as Lee. Lee was a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, where he met his wife of 56 years,Juanita Gene Robinson.Through his adult life he worked at General Dynamics in both San Diego and Pomona, Calif. He left General Dynamics to pursue his love of automobiles and all things mechanical. He was self-employed in these fields.
He brought his family to Prescott in 1966 where he resided until retiring to Wickenburg in 1997.
Although he had numerous and varied interests, his love of the universe prompted him to design and build telescopes, which he coupled with his interest in photography to take pictures of natures wonders such as comets and constellations.
Lee is survived by his wife, Juanita Gene Johnson; daughter, Stephanie Hickman; son, James (Pam) Johnson; grandsons, James, Samuel, and Jacob; andliving siblings, Curtis (Wanda) Johnson of Del City, Okla., Lela Anderson, Maggie Hammock and Clarence (Wilma) Johnson of Abilene, Texas.
His humor and intellect will be missed by all who knew and loved him. But most of all, he leaves a void in the lives of his loving family who were his life.
Visitation services will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday.
(Information provided by the survivors.)