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Percy "Lee" Johnson

January 8, 1942 — May 3, 2024

Dayton, Texas

Percy "Lee" Johnson

CWO-3 Percy "Lee" Johnson, a dedicated and compassionate soul, bid farewell to this world on May 3, 2024, in Dayton, Texas. Born on January 8, 1942, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Lee's life was a testimony of love, service, and kindness.


Lee's journey was defined by his never-ending commitment to serving others. He embarked on a remarkable career that saw him retire from the U.S. Coast Guard in February 1984 after 23 years of selfless service. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Lee's courage and sacrifices during his military tenure were exemplary. His service included notable roles such as being part of the Presidential Detail for President Nixon in Miami Beach FL and serving at Explosive Loading Detachment #1 in Cat Lai, RVN (Vietnam).


He also held the profession of teaching. For 8 years, he devoted himself to educating and nurturing handicapped and disadvantaged children within the H.I.S.D., leaving an indelible mark on countless young lives.


Beyond his professional endeavors, Lee found joy and solace in various hobbies and interests. Whether it was spending time with his grandchildren, casting a line while fishing, delving into the depths of literature through reading, or exploring new horizons through travel, Lee lived life to the fullest. He was also an active amateur radio operator (WA5PES) for over 50 years.


A man of immense pride and dedication to his community and beliefs, Lee's list of accomplishments is nothing short of extraordinary. An active member of the First Methodist Church in Dayton, a 50-year Mason with numerous leadership roles across various lodges including Batson Lodge #974 and Tranquility Lodge #2000 among others; a longstanding member of multiple esteemed associations ranging from the Order of the Eastern Star to the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Association - Lee's contributions have left an indelible impact on all those he touched.


In his final moments on Earth, Lee was surrounded by his loving family—a testament to the profound connections he forged throughout his lifetime.


Lee now leaves behind cherished memories for those who remain. He is preceded in death by his first love and wife and mother of their children, Karan Maddux Johnson; as well as his beloved parents Rev. Bill & Ruth Johnson.


Lee is survived by his loving wife of 35 years: Linda Vae Johnson of Dayton; daughter LaRhonda Pritchett and husband Larry; son William Johnson along with grandchildren Calynn and Christopher "Drew" II; J.B. Neff; Olga H. Neff; Van Neff and wife Tina; William Neff and Kimberly; sister Shirley Marie Krause; grandchildren Kimberly & T.J. Berry, William Johnson II, Christopher Johnson, Keith & Michelle Rosales, Maria & Patrick Warren, Robert & Ninfa Segundo, Jackie & Shane Burnet, Michelle & Brandon Rose and many more great-grandchildren along with numerous relatives and friends who will carry forth his legacy with fondness.


The life that Percy "Lee" Johnson lived serves as a beacon of light guiding all who had the privilege to know him towards compassion, service to others, and dedication towards making this world a better place. May his soul rest eternally in peace as his memory continues to live on in our hearts forever.


There will be a visitation for Mr. Johnson from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at First Methodist Church, Dayton, Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Guy Williams officiating. Burial will take place at South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Texas following the service and will begin at 2:00 p.m



This obituary celebrates Percy "Lee" Johnson's remarkable life while honoring his contributions to both country and community with reverence befitting his dedication and kind spirit.

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Past Services


Monday, May 13, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Dayton - Pace-Stancil Funeral Home

1304 N Cleveland St, Dayton, TX 77535

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am

First Methodist Church of Dayton

106 S Cleveland St., Dayton, TX 77535

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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