P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Horace "Buddy" Johnson, Jr.
May 3, 1935 - January 13, 2022

Horace "Buddy" Johnson, Jr.

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Horace ''Buddy'' Johnson, Jr., age 86 of Monticello, AR, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at his home in Monticello surrounded by his family. He was born May 3, 1935, in Drew County, AR to the late Horace Davis Johnson and Ola Mae Bostian Johnson. Buddy was a devout Christian at Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church where he has received the perfect Sunday School attendance pin for the last 38 years. He loved the fellowship that came with the men's breakfast at the church. He loved anything outdoors and spent his retirement from the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Maintenance department on the tractor or doing yard work. Buddy loved four-wheel riding with his kids and grandkids and teaching them everything he knew about turning wrenches and mechanic work. He was very gifted as a mechanic. He also loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Wright and Geneva Burton; a brother Otis Reed; and a niece, Vicki Moore.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ann Dye Johnson of Monticello; two sons Johnny Johnson and close friend Debbie Tenorio and Dave Johnson and wife Vanessa; five grandchildren, Leah and husband Aubrey Nixon, Joshua and wife Brittney Johnson, Tiffany and husband Keith Booker, Sariya and husband Micah Lane, and Emiley Johnson; nine great-grandchildren, Carson, Dustin, Cooper, Alivia, Colton, Tristin, Caroline, Holt, and Paisley; two sisters-in-law, Jean Carr and Mary Wallace of Monticello; brother-in-law, Winfred Dye of Monticello; nephew, Cecil Reed of Monticello; niece, Cathy Curtis of Monticello; special great-niece, Kelly and husband, Thomas Burnett; great-nephew, Jason Moore and his children, Austin Moore, and Madelin Wood; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Andrews Chapel Cemetery, Barkada Rd, Wilmar, AR with Rev. Dwayne Roper officiating. Visitation will be in the cemetery from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. before the service. Please sign Buddy's guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com

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Sunday, January 16, 2022
From 3:00-3:30 P.M.
Andrews Chapel Cemetery
Barkada Road
Wilmar, AR  71675
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Graveside Service
Sunday, January 16, 2022
at 3:30 P.M.
Andrews Chapel Cemetery
Barkada Road
Wilmar, AR  71675
Map & Directions

Andrews Chapel Cemetery
Barkada Road
Wilmar, AR  71675
Map & Directions


  1. John & Paige (Hill) Stell
    Mammaw Ann and family-
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead. Papa Bud will be missed by so many.

    John, Paige, Jayson, Colt, Brayden, Jared (Marlee), Jake (Bethany), & Brad
  2. Peggy Williams
    Ann ,Johnny , Dave and all of the Johnson family, All of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time and in the days to follow. Buddy was a very fine Christian man that was loved by many, he will be missed by so many, especially his family and church family. I love you and I will see you when I get back home, love and prayers. Peggy Williams
  3. Steve Mooney
    So sorry for his family's loss.
  4. Debbie Ashcraft
    My family loves Papa Bud. His love for others is genuine and his love for his family is to be held up as a Christian standard. To his family, I will keep you in my prayers during this challenging time.

    But... Buddy never said Goodbye when parting because he believed in everlasting life.

    So, Dearest Papa Bud, See ya later on those streets of gold.
  5. Donna Bradley
    Papa Bud was so very important to me. I grew up doing things with the family and he was like a second daddy to me. We laughed alot and had so much fun at the Saline river. He never missed church and was a quite person most of the time. I know he loved chocolate. On Christmas I gave him a great big chocolate Kiss and thought that was so funny. I told him ever time he took a bite remember me! I loved Buddy Johnson. He will truly be missed. Great fellow❤️
  6. Lori
    I’m sorry!!! Really sorry! He was a wonderful person! I wish I could have done more! Prayers for all of you! All my prayers!
  7. Wayne and Tonya Hudgens
    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for all family and friends!
  8. Gloria Ryburn
    I am so sorry for your loss, Buddy was a friend to all and will be missed by many. Now he has gained. His Heavenly home. Love to all and prayers for you
  9. Bonita Yount
    So sorry to hear of Mr Buddy's passing. He was such a nice man. Praying for you all.
  10. Mary Lasiter
    Deepest sympathy to Ann and all of the family. Buddy was a great guy and will be missed by many.
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