Darrell T. Johnson, 87, of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2022, in Oklahoma City with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side. Darrell was born June 7, 1934, in Blanchard, Oklahoma, to Sandford and Dorothy Johnson.
Darrell moved to Yukon in 1950, graduating from Yukon High School in 1952 as the salutatorian of his class. He married Janet Jane (Litke) Johnson in Mead, Oklahoma, on May 21, 1955, sharing 68 years together. He worked at the Air National Guard for 35 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1989.
Darrell’s hobbies included woodworking, and gardening, with a special love of watching all sports, especially Thunder Basketball.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; son, Ricky Johnson (Jo); daughter, Rebecca Johnson Van Horn (Juston); grandkids: Travis Johnson (Irene); Carly Johnson Carney (Lance); and Parker Van Horn; and great grandkids: Isaeh, Gabriel, Lexi and Peyton Johnson, Emma and Tucker Carney; and sisters, Phyllis Wallace and Patti Stone
Darrell was preceded in death by both parents, two sisters and two brothers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Autism Speaks or The Dale Rogers Training Center.
Viewing will be held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the funeral home. Celebration of life services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Yukon, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Yukon Cemetery, where he will be honored with full military honors.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, Oklahoma.