Cuyler Carlyle “PeePaw” Johnson, 87, of Dumas, won his battle with aggressive acute leukemia and has begun his eternal life with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Funeral services are to be conducted at 11 o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Howe, pastor of the church, officiating and Rev. Ed Rogers, assisting. Graveside services will be conducted at 4:30 in the afternoon on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Whitesboro, TX with Rev. Mike Flanagan of First Baptist Church in Whitesboro, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 o’clock until 7 o’clock in the evening on Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.
Cuyler was born on September 12, 1929 in Bennington, Oklahoma, to Jess and Mary Johnson. He graduated from Achille High School in 1949. He was captain of the 49ers State Championship Basketball Team. He married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Dolly Horn, on February 11, 1950. They moved to Dumas where Cuyler worked for Diamond Shamrock for 42 years. He taught Sunday School for 65 years and was an active member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and on multiple committees. He also served on the City of Dumas Electrical Board and was a member of various other electrical organizations. He found immense joy in delivering Meals on Wheels.
Cuyler was an avid sports fan, but the Demonette volleyball team held a special place in his heart. For 24 years, he was the main supplier of bubble gum for the girls who affectionately referred to him as “PeePaw”.
Cuyler loved to study the Bible daily, loved camping, feeding the squirrels and birds, and woodcrafting. But most of all, he adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anytime he could be with them, he had a huge smile on his face.
Cuyler was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Johnson; his father, Jess Johnson; and a great- grandchild, Sam Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Dolly Johnson, of the home; his daughters: Karen and Ted Brannan of Whitesboro, TX, Sharla and Jack Wilson of O’Fallon, MO, and Cherri Kehoe of Watauga, TX; He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Kari Brannan of Anna, TX; Kevin and Suzy Brannan of Whitesboro, TX; April and Aaron Ollila of Whitesboro, TX; Amber and Jesse Speer of Whitesboro, TX; Tiffani and Jason Burris of O’Fallon, MO; Zach and Vicki Wilson of Rowlett, TX; Justin and Beth Ann Kehoe of Keller, TX; He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren: Skyler, Zalenka, and Zander Brannan of Whitesboro, TX; Dawson and Brenna Ollila of Whitesboro, TX; Brynlee and Brayden Burris of O’Fallon, MO; Kyler, Jack, and Hunter Kehoe of Keller, TX; sister: Miriam Worden of Hutchinson, KS.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family suggests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 617, Dumas TX, 79029.
Sharla, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Your family will be in our prayers. If You get as much comfort from us as we did from you when dad died I know ;you will be very much comforted. Give your mom a hug and our love and prayers to you all. Love Ya!
Amos & Gaylon McGalliardDumas, TX
Mr. Johnson was such a Godly man. He will be missed. Your family is in my prayers.
Sherry Cox Robinett
Sherry RobinettDumas, TX
Mr. Johnson and Miss Dolly sit in front of us at church. Hunter always makes a lot of noises, and they never complain. Mr. Johnson was always so kind to hug my neck or shake my hand and ask how I am. They've also watched my daughter grow up and consistently ask about her when she is not home to be at church. I will be praying for all of you in the difficult days, weeks, and months to come as I know you will be missing him so very much.
Carrie AlbertDUMAS, TX
Our sincerest condolences to the Johnson Family. Cuyler was one of my supervisors when I worked for Diamond Shamrock. One of the good guys.
Larry and Darlene HolmesPampa, TX
We were so saddened to learn late this afternoon of Cuyler's home going. He was truly one of the most faithful and committed Christians we have ever known. Our lives have been truly blessed and enriched by his life. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his wonderful loving family. Because of his faith in Christ, Cuyler is now more alive than he has ever been for now and all eternity!
We are so sorry we cannot be there for the service. I am recovering from Achilles tendon repair surgery and hope in a few days to be able to take my first steps in 9 weeks. Terrie is recovering from a fractured sternum. We wish we could see all of you, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan & Terrie TurnerAmarillo, TX
You are in our prayers. PeePaw was so very kind and loving, we will miss him so.
Jack & Liz HomansFort Worth, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know your loss of his daily presence with you is deeply felt because the love you all share is also so very deep. We are praying for you.
Dave & Jan
Dave & Jan RiddlespurgerAbilene, TX
Bill CopelandRockwall, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family as they deal with the loss of a great man. I know that God has his arms around you all and will pour his love and peace upon you. Love you all!
Helen ClarkNorth Richland Hills, TX
Maynard Family sends our sympathy to each one of yall.
Kyle MaynardWhitesboro, TX
so sorry for your loss
my thoughts and prayers
are with each of you in this time of need
I pray for comfort of the heart
Aunt Dolly & Family, Sending our love to you all. We loved Uncle Cuyler so much. We will miss his smiling face & kind heart, but his memory will forever remain in our hearts. We know that he is happy & healthy now with our Lord!!! I know that you & your family can find comfort in knowing that. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. Once again love to all of you from the bottom of our hearts. ❤️ Karen & Jimmy
Jimmy & Karen VanLandinghamMesquite, TX
We are so sorry for your loss but know he is not suffering anymore. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful man with so many of our kids. He will always be remembered. Prayers are with you and your sweet family ❤🙏🏼
Eddy and Linda GodfreyDumas, TX
Dolly and girls, may God hold you close at this time of great sorry!
Love and prayers ,
Zelda SheldonBoerne, TX
Peace be with all of you as it is now with Cuyler. Love you all Terry and Norma
Terry and Norma VanLandinghamGarland, TX
Heartfelt condolences to you all. Love ya'll Tish Haltom
My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends. He always made me smile and always had the best hugs. Such a sweet man with a huge heart.
Nicole GuidryDalhart, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Uncle Cuyler lived a life to celebrate. Love you all.
Jeretta Horn Nord and Daryl NordStillwater, OK
So Sorry for your loss, will keep your family in my prayers
Darla Vaught DavisCanyon, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. I've gone through that pain. You are in our thought and prayers. God bless
Rhonda HarveyHurst, TX