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Obituary: Anthony Lynn ‘Tony’ Johnson


Anthony Lynn “Tony” Johnson, 64, of Royal, Ark., passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Ark.  

He was born on April 16, 1959, in De Queen, Ark. He was a service manager for Suttle Equipment for 35 years. He a licensed pilot for 28 years. He loved his Volkswagen cars, loved flying his airplane, and his radio control planes. Tony had special friends and family who filled in the gap when help was needed, his brother-in-law, Howard Covington, his special nephew, Payton Covington, his special friends at Suttle Equipment and Rick and Tina Fleming.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Maurice, and Frances June Winton Johnson.

He is survived by: his wife of 32 years, Kelley Johnson; one sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Rick Fleming of Eclectic, Ala.; his children, Ashley and Julian Cheramie of Ashburn, Va., Jimmy and Shea Young of Conway, Ark., Zach and Nicole Young of Maumelle, Ark., and 12 grandchildren. His dogs Rue and Radar and a special cat that claimed Tony as his own, Rudder.   

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2024, at Fellowship Cemetery in Dierks, with Tony Griffin officiating, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Young, Zach Young, Payton Covington, Judson Boyd, Bladen Young and Gracie Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Trevor Aucoin and Jaxson Young.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2024, at the funeral home in Dierks.

You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com

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