Rodney Berg Johnson, 82, formerly of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Loomis, Nebraska, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Jan. 6, 2020.
Rodney passionately served Jesus, loved his family and had an amazing work ethic. His life was marked by the Bible verse Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“Rod” was born April 7, 1937 to Fredrick and Alice Johnson and raised in Loomis, Nebraska. A proud and loyal Wolverine of Loomis High School, Rod lettered in baseball, basketball and track. He graduated in the Class of 1955 with numerous athletic awards plus the honor of attending the Cornhusker Boys State of 1954. A Cornhusker fan forever, he graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Rodney had an incredible work ethic and retired from Rockwell International after 37 years followed by 18 years of service for National Distributors Leasing. Rodney married the love of his life, Cynthia Saucier Johnson, in 1970 at FBC Dallas. They raised five children: Jennifer, Angela, Natalie, Juliette and Christopher.
Rod loved to serve in a variety of ministries. He and Cynthia served at FBC Sulphur Springs, where he taught a Sunday School class for many years, was a deacon and found numerous opportunities to help meet the needs of people. He later served as pastor of FBC Dike which was one of his favorite ministries in his life.
Rodney leaves behind a legacy of faith and inspirational work ethic to his family and all who knew him. Rodney was preceded in death by devoted parents Fredrick and Alice Johnson of Loomis, Nebraska.
He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia and his children: daughter Jennifer House, son-in-law Michael House and grandson Clayton House of Rockwall, Texas; Angela Johnson of Mesquite, Texas; Natalie Johnson and grandson Layne Porter of Princeton, Texas; Juliette Johnson of Plano, Texas; and son Christopher Johnson of Syracuse, New York.
A family “Celebration of Life” ceremony was held at Grove Hill Cemetery with the focus on 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.”