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Andy Johnson, 52, and a resident of Rockwall for 27 years, was born Aug. 12, 1964, in Greenville and passed away March 16, 2017.
Andy met the girl next door, Ruth Warmelink, in Perryton, fell in love and married her in 1983.
Andy enjoyed his career as an insurance underwriter and was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall.
In his spare time, he loved golf and coin collecting as well as art and history. His favorite pastime was basketball. He coached both boys' and girls' basketball at the YMCA and also coached his three children.
Andy was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he taught Faith Formation Classes for children. He was a loving husband and father and was very involved in his children's lives. Andy was also a loving, joyful uncle to Jack, Amy, Sam, Lily, Aidan, Cormac, and Blake.
Andy is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years: Ruth Johnson of Rockwall; children, Rachel Anne Johnson of Allen, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson of Lubbock, and Benjamin Karl Johnson of Rockwall; one granddog: Winston; brothers: Perry Houston of Greenville and Jason Johnson of Plainview parents: Dale Johnson, John Warmelink and Anita Warmelink and Jerry Morgan; one aunt: Lisa Erwin; grandmother: Gene Erwin; sisters-in-law: Jane Norris of Fate, Susan Wagner of Nobblesville, Ind., and Katie Dillon of Park Ridge, Ill; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother: Linda Erwin Johnson.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus, in Rockwall with Father George Monaghan officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m.,Wednesday, March 22, in Ochiltree Cemetery, in Perryton.
The family will receive friends Monday evening at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a vigil beginning at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dobbs Elementary School Library at 101 S. Clark Street, Rockwall, 75087 or to the Lupus Foundation of America at www.lupus.org.
Published on March 20, 2017
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