A Celebration of Life for Glen Russell "Rusty" Johnson, Jr. of East Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at The Reserve, 7725 US 259 N, Longview. Rusty was born September 22, 1954, in Dallas, Texas to Glen and Virginia Johnson. He passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017.
Rusty had many adventures in his life: boxer, cowboy, singer, karate - black belt, owned his own lawn sprinkler business, and law enforcement. Rusty was in law enforcement and loved it. It was something he had wanted to do for a very long time but did not pursue it until later in life. He finally fulfilled his dream to be in law enforcement about six years ago. He had worked with Gregg County and Upshur County. Rusty loved music. He sang in the choir as a child and then as an adult. He also sang in a quartet carrying the lead parts, and played the guitar. Rusty had a corny sense of humor and was still using it while in the hospital. He was a good provider for his family. Rusty had a small role as an investigator on Walker Texas Ranger.
Rusty is survived by Donna; children, Cody Johnson, Haley Johnson, and Cristin Hayes; grandchildren, Aubrey, Ayden and Alyvia Hayes, Liam Swaim, Clayton Adams and a little girl due in September; sisters, Glenda Meier and family, Ginger Reid and family, and many nieces and nephews.
Rusty was preceded in death by his brother Gary Morgan Johnson; father, Glen Russell Johnson, Sr. and mother, Virginia Johnson. Memorials may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, founders of The Wall.
Memorials may be made to: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910
Arlington, VA 22202
or online at:
and going to "SUPPORT VVMF" and choosing "Donate Now"
Many of you know of Rusty’s deep love for his brother, Gary.
Unfortunately, Gary’s name is one that is inscribed on The Wall.
His family feels that Rusty would be very happy to know that his brother’s service to the
United States would be remembered even through his own death.