Greg Dwayne Johnson, was born on March 14t h, 1957 in Waco, Texas to Lula Mae Giddings (Johnson) and Elyard E. Vaughn, Jr.. He was the last born of nine children.
Greg graduated from Richfield High School in 1975. He then attended Texas State Technical College and Paul Quinn College. Later he joined the United States Army where he was an Admin Specialist and earned designations of Sharpshooter (Rifle) and Expert Hand Grenade. Gregory served three years in the United States Army and twelve years with the Army Reserves. He was honorably discharged. Mr. Johnson served on active duty from 1976-1979. He served in the 41st infantry, 2nd Armd Division: 980th Engineering Battalion Waco, Texas, 420th Engineering Battalion, Bryan, Texas (1980-1985), and the 348th Engineering Batallon Waco, Texas. Greg served in the Army reserves from 1985-1999. Greg worked fifteen years at the V.A. Hospital, Waco, Texas in nursing services.
At an early age, God was important to Greg; he attended Dunbar Church of God in Christ with his
family. This foundation at an early age led him to continue his faith as a member of the New Wine Worship Center Church in Temple, Texas, under the leadership of Apostle Steve Jackson. He accepted the Lord at an early age and recently recommitted himself through baptism on October 11, 2020. He met the love of his life Dara Janine Johnson April 10, 2014 and the two were married April 30, 2016.
Gregory Johnson is loved and revered by all who know him. Affectionately known by terms of endearment as “Big Greg”, “Big Baby”, “G”, “G-Mony”, “PawPaw”and “Bookie” he made a lasting impression on all he met. Greg was family oriented, accepting, supportive and strong-willed. He never met a stranger. Mr. Johnson was the type of person who made everyone feel welcome. He accepted you for who you were, with no judgments, just love and compassion. Greg had a bigger than life personality, he was not the “life of the party” he was the “party”. Greg enjoyed every moment of life and taught us all to embrace each moment.
Preceded in Death by his mother, Lula Mae Giddings (Johnson), Father, Elyard E. Vaughn, Jr., Sister Carol Mims, Brothers Willie Floyd Mims, Donald Ray Johnson, Sr., Wayne Alfred Johnson, Sr., Charles Roland Johnson, Robert Louis Johnson, Sr., and Eric Johnson and his daughter Cara Elaine Johnson.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving wife Mrs. Dara Janine Johnson and one brother, Wendell Johnson; sons Greg Long, Sr. (Veronica), Preston Johnson, Broderick Miller, Sr., daughters; Wanna Monic Perkins, NaTasha Graham and LaCresha Duffey (Taurean) ; special brother in laws Baty Graham, Jr. , Edward (Charlene) Graham, Donald Graham and Mary (Roger) Williams, and beloved nephew (brother): Donald Ray (Carolyn) Johnson, Jr. and special grandchildren: Greg Long, Jr., Vanessa Long, Zayquon Brooks, Deondre Henderson, Jayden Clark, Zayanna King, Za’Maryah Miller, Victoria Long, Lamar Brock, Ziyanna King, Antonio Duffey , Ziryanna Clark, Cameron Clark, Broderick Miller, Jr., Braylon Miller, Kai Duffey, Levi Duffey, Ian Miller, Karis Duffey, Ethan Miller and aunts: Betty Arman, Barbara Tyler, Earlene Campbell, Jessie Barrett and one Uncle Jimmy Vaughn and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all he touched
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