Dwight Edward Johnson, Sr., was born on November 6, 1963, to the union of James and Margie Johnson in Dallas, Texas.
Dwight grew up in Rosston and was a 1982 graduate of Oak Grove High School. A few months after graduation in October he enlisted into the United States Army. He was the recipient of the Army Service Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, Driver and Mechanic Badge, Driver w/Overseas Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Expert Badge with Grenade, Machine Gun, Rifle, and Pistol Component Bars. National Defense Service Medal and the parachute badge. His completed education and training included Basic Training, German Head start, Leadership Development, Mobile Retention Team Training, and Single Channel Radio Team Chief. His primary specialty was Infantryman.
He was a member of Eastern Star Baptist Church and worked as a machine operator at Firestone Building Products for over 20 years.
On September 16, 2008, he married Marilyn Johnson and together they made great memories. Dwight was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys Football fan. He enjoyed listening to the blues and fishing. The family was the cornerstone of his life and quality time with them was irreplaceable. He would take advantage of family get-togethers to tell all of his jokes.
Dwight passed from this life on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Derrick Sellman.
Dwight leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Marilyn Johnson of Gurdon; one son, Dwight Johnson, Jr., of Milford, KSA; two bonus children, Justice (Denzell) Newsom of Dallas, TX and Thomas Muldrow of Gurdon, AR; a god-daughter, Nakia Prater and six grandchildren. He also leaves three sisters, Sandra (Curtis) Arberry of Hot Springs, Patrice (Harold) Kirby of Rosston, AR, and Tonya Johnson of Prescott, AR; two brothers, Ronnie (Janice) Johnson of Stephens AR and Eric Johnson of Rosston, AR; special friends, Sylvester Joe Brewer, Samuel "Dale" Charles, Randolph Vanhook, Ivory “Moe” Roberts, and Jewel Evans and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Public visitation will be Thursday, November 18, 2021, from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 19, at Eastern Star Baptist Church with Rev. James G. Giles, Sr., officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Stephens, Arkansas with Military Honors.