Rickey Edward Johnson

Rickey Edward Johnson, age 69, passed away on April 29, 2021 in his home 
town of Hazen. He was born in Nettleton, AR on February 19, 1952 to the late Richard and Nellie Pauline Johnson.

He attended Nettleton High School and worked for Frito-Lay, in which he retired after 28 years. He enjoyed his grandchildren, the Razorbacks, and spending time at the beach. Rick was a former member and President of the
Hazen school board and volunteered as a coach for multiple sports in the community.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Kenneth Johnson, Wilford Johnson, Charles Johnson, and Sue Black, and an infant daughter Brandy Johnson.

Rick is survived by his wife of 32 years, Trudy Johnson; three daughters, Kimberly Huppert and husband, Jason, Kim Glaze and husband, Brian, and Karmen Lawson and husband, Mitchell; five grandchildren, Kristopher Huppert, Brandy Huppert, Addison Glaze, Beckett Lawson, and Henry Lawson; two great grandchildren, Zayne Huppert and Karissa Huppert; and siblings, Jean Irving, LaCreatia Hall, Paul Johnson, and Betty Carter. Rick also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved dog Penny.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Hazen with visitation at 10:00 A.M. prior to the service.

Interment of ashes will be at the Hazen Cemetery.

27 thoughts on “Rickey Edward Johnson”

  1. Kathy&,Rick Street

    So very sorry Trudy and family for your loss. We love you all and we are sending our thoughts and prayers your way.

  2. So many memories of this guy. He was like a brother to me growing up. He always treated me like a little sister instead of a niece. I spent a lot of time at Grandma’s house. He and his friends taught me how to play cards. He was a sore loser. LOL He will be missed. So very sorry that we lost him so soon. Prayers for his immediate family that you will be comforted in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering and in a better place. Love to you all!

  3. I am so sorry to hear this. I have so many memories on the field with him!! I will cherish these. Praying for y’all.

  4. I’m sorry for Mrs.Trudy and Kim and the family Mr.Rick was a great guy and a gentleman also,prayers go out to you all.God bless

  5. Gary Adams Jr.

    He will be remembered by friends and family. I always looked up to him as a young man. He was a good man and I will not forget him.

  6. No words can express my sorrow for Mrs. Trudy & family.
    It was always a time of laughter when they would visit NY.
    Prayers of comfort during this difficult time.
    I was blessed to have known him through Kimberly & Jason.

  7. To Trudy and Girls, I was so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. His FL route was the second route I ran as an extra man. That was 1984. We had many good times after that as a friendship was created. I worked with many, but never with any that was more dedicated to his career.

    To this day, I use a tying method he showed me from his early years in a box factory. Good friends do that; learn and share experiences.

    My hope and prayer is the sense of loss is soon replaced by all the good memories from the 32 years the two of you had together.

    Hugs and prayers.

  8. Brenda and Bruce Johnson

    Dear Trudy and Family, So very sorry to hear this. Sending you and yours hugs and prayers at this time.

  9. Pat & Glen House

    Trudy and family, so very sorry for your loss. I remember the first time we met Rick at a basketball game and our girls were just kids! Such a nice guy and always enjoyed running into him for a brief visit. Our thoughts and our prayers for you all today and the days ahead

  10. Debbie VanHouten Beachler

    I have NO words. I am in such a shock. I cannot believe this. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. You know I always liked Rick. He will be missed!! Trudy, I am so so sorry. Love you

  11. LaCretia DeMars

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My childhood has so many memories of Uncle Rick and his big smile. I will be praying for you all in the come days.

  12. Bobby & Michele Ashlin

    So sorry for your loss. We have known Rick for many years. Prayers for all.

  13. Sending my condolences to the immediate family of Rickey. I remember him always having the beautiful smile shown in this picture. Farewell, my cousin. Someday we will meet again and we can catch up on all those years we were separated.

  14. Ronnie and Kathy Simmons

    Trudy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the girls and family.

  15. Lacretia Hall

    He was my baby brother and I just about raised him.Trudy,I know how hard it is to lose someone.I have lost a lot of loved ones.I know they are in a better place. I love all of you. Sis

  16. Erica Toll Holland

    So very sorry for your loss! Mr. Rick was a great man. I have so many wonderful memories, from growing up, of him and your family! Prayers for you all.

  17. Sharon McElroy

    As a child Rick was like my twin brother rather than an uncle as he was the youngest child in the family and I was the oldest grandchild. I have very fond memories of long summer days playing at Grandma’s house. I am so sorry for for your loss.

  18. Billy and Gail Booth

    Our thoughts and prayers continue for Trudy and the family. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength, comfort, and assurance in this time of sorrow.

  19. Cindy Miller

    My love and prayers are with you and your family. He was an amazing man and I have so many memories of the both of you that I will always treasure. May the Lord give you comfort through these difficult times.

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