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