William Leroy Johnson Jr

WILLIAM LEROY JOHNSON, JR., passed from this earth on  September 14, 2022 to join his Father in Heaven.  Bill Jr was born June 3rd, 1964 in Houston, Texas to William LeRoy Johnson, Sr, and Pearline Johnson.  After graduating high school at Katy Taylor in 1982, he joined the United States Army.   Bill Jr moved to Las Vegas after his Army stint was over.   He bought a sail boat and traveled to California as often as possible to sail to Catalina Island and various other places in the Pacific Ocean and around Lake Mead.  He loved to try new adventures such as scuba diving and parachuting from planes.  Bill had many hobbies such as building a small rail road track in his back yard to run trains, and he liked to run remote control cars.  He was so proud of the old 1976 Silverado pickup that he inherited after his Dad passed away and he loved his job at CCSD taking care of the busses. He loved his pet birds and his dogs.

Bill was preceded in death by his Dad,  Bill Johnson Sr.  Bill Jr  is survived by his wife, Maria Gascon, his son, Christopher William Johnson, and his mother, Pearline “Teeny” Johnson.

Memorial services are pending with Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

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  • Oh my goodness Teeny, my heart is breaking for you , my prayers are with you and Leroy’s family.
    Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you . I am always here for you .

  • Jim and Cindy Franklin
    September 19, 2022 7:27 pm

    Teeny and family: We are so sad about the passing of LeRoy. 💔He was a special man and son. He was very creative and lived a very extraordinary and adventurous life. May his memory be a blessing. You all are in our prayers.

  • Very respectful and active , will be greatly missed . I Uncle Eddie

  • Jimmy Johnson and Bobbie Johnson.
    September 19, 2022 8:50 pm

    Dear Teeny, Maria, and Christopher,
    So sad about your loss. As you are well aware, but only to inform others, Bill was such a good person with a kind-heart, compassion, and very intelligent. Bill set a good example for others to follow. Bill was a good son, husband and father. Bill worked hard and contributed good to society. I didn’t get to visit my cousin Bill as much as I would have liked, because we lived several states away, but I always enjoyed his great sense of humor and positive, happy disposition. He was a joy to be around and always had some interesting projects in progress, much like his dad. Both Bill Jr. and his dad, had creative minds and great at building and repairing things. They were both a source of fascination with their tinkering on things. We love Bill and his presence will be missed.
    Dear family, we know their is a hole in your hearts for your loss of Bill, but rest assured that he is in God’s hands and God knows those with good hearts and has future plans for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Teeny,
    Leroy was always special to me. He was kind and respectful and I will always remember his smile and kindness. I know he is Heaven with God and looking over the ones he left behind. Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you and all your family.

    Debbie Johnson Brown and Marissa

  • My deepest sympathies to Bill’s family. May memories of his smile and laughter bring peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

  • Jeanne Levrier
    October 6, 2022 8:41 am

    Dear Teeny, Maria, and Christopher,

    May your grief be lightened by knowing you are loved. May your precious memories bring you joy as you mourn the loss of your precious son, husband, and father. I can’t imagine how heavy your hearts must be having to wait for such a lengthy time before his committal. As we know he was such a giving person and amazingly continues to keep giving even after his departure as witnessed by his unselfish act of giving the precious gift of sight to two people through his thoughtful organ donation. His creative gift for staving off erosion from off Catalina Island is another way that illustrates his creativity as well as his generosity and his way of putting others first. So like his dad, my precious brother, putting others before himself. Amazing but not surprising.May God bless you, keep, and sustain you through your grief and evermore. Your sister-in-law, aunt, and great aunt Jeanne

    Revelation 21:4 (KJV)
    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

  • Sharon Tuggle
    October 8, 2022 6:30 pm

    Dear aunt Teeny, Maria and Christopher,

    We will miss Leroy and his since of humor, I always thought of my cousin as being strong and smart and full of life. I feel like he really enjoyed his job at the school and he had a since of calmness about him. Cherish the sweet memories. I pray for peace and comfort for all who loved him. He was truly special to all who knew him.


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