Lloyd Earl Johnson SMSgt USAF (Ret)

Lloyd Earl Johnson SMSgt USAF (Ret)

January 29, 1933 – February 3, 2024

Age 91

Lloyd Earl Johnson grew up barefoot in backwoods Kentucky with his three brothers and extraordinarily kind parents.  The minute he grew up, he walked into town and joined the United States Airforce, where he served as a Russian linguist and interpreter for 24 years.  In 1955, while stationed in England, he met and ran off with Ivna – a local beauty with a wild streak. They spent the next 68 years living all over the world, taking precarious walks, and camping together. He served the second half of his career at the post office in Olde Towne Bellevue. Lloyd was diligent, dutiful, and reserved, but his grounded intelligence and nimble wit sparkled in conversation. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were nurtured by his open mind and caring heart. He loved all babies, children, cats, and dogs, but everyone knows Reggie was his favorite. His steadfast love and desire to be of service made an immeasurable impact on the people lucky enough to call him Papa. 

Preceded in death by his brothers Ronald & Douglas Johnson.

Survived by his wife of 68 years Ivna Johnson; daughter Sandra Robinson; son Keith Johnson (Cheri); grandchildren Alyson Westby, Adam Westby (Amanda), Dennis Cunningham (Michelle), Lauren Cunningham (Ray Johnson); great grandchildren Henry, Stella & Pearl Roach; brother Charles “Buddy” Johnson.

Memorial Service: Saturday, February 10, 11:00 a.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel.

To view a live broadcast of the service, click the link below.


Military Honors:  Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard

Memorials suggested to the Town & Country Humane Society / www.townandcountryhumanesociety.org


1 Comment

  • Collette Youngblood Posted February 7, 2024 3:14 pm

    What an amazing human!!

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