Walter Johnson, 90, of Midwest City, Oklahoma passed from this life Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at his home.
He was born at home on May 1, 1932 to Henry and Zelma (Deere) Johnson in Norman, Oklahoma.
Walter was raised in Norman. He lived in Tecumseh for 25 years before moving to Midwest City where he has resided for the last 12 years.
He married Betty Bennett on December 2, 1966 in Little Axe, Oklahoma.
Walter worked as a heavy equipment operator for Pottawatomie and Cleveland Counties and the City of Norman.
He was a proud member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe. Walter was an avid reader, loved music and played the bass guitar early in life in a band along with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Zelma Johnson; 1 sister, Barbara Wilkerson; and 3 brothers, Maurice Johnson, Jerome Johnson and Anthony David Johnson.
Survivors include his wife of 57 ½ years, Betty Johnson of the home; 1 daughter, LaFonda Taylor of Midwest City, OK; 2 sons, Henry Johnson of Little Axe, OK and Grant Johnson of Del City, OK; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, JoAnn Lovins of Norman, OK, Velma Hutchinson of Norman, OK and Noreen Johnson of Tecumseh, OK; and other extended family and friends.
Tribal Rites will be held Thursday evening, April 13, 2023 at Absentee Shawnee Tribe Community Center with Glenn Mann officiating. Burial will be Friday morning, April 14, 2023 at Absentee Shawnee Tribe Burial Grounds under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.