Russell Morgan Johnson was born to Lester M. and Helen Johnson, in Glendale, California, on April 27, 1928, and transitioned to heaven on December 19, 2019. He was one of four children born to the couple, Shirley (Lee) Johnson, Joyce Jespersen, himself, and Ronald Johnson. He made his home in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2016, with his wife of 48 years, Norene O. Johnson.

Russell is survived by his wife Norene, sister Joyce Jespersen and Ronnie Johnson. His children and their spouses: Linda (Jimmy) Bethoney and Cindy (Cal) TenBrook; and step-daughter, Janet Reynolds. His grandchildren: Diane Mowris, Denise Radka (Michael), Russell Stromer, Heath Stromer (Janae), Julie Stromer; and his great grandchildren; Jordan (Melanie), Raelynn, Travis, Gus, Mae, Hendrix, Maddox, Alexander, Keira and Austin; and two great-great grandchildren; Brandon and Bella.

Russell lived his life committed to Jesus, his wife Norene and his family; was an avid golfer and worked hard (at Bendix) providing for his family. His sense of humor was noted by all around him at any given time, and he will be missed. He left all of us with a strong work ethic, and doing what is right no matter what the cost. Most of all will miss his laugh!

A memorial service will be held January 18, 2020 at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of the Lakes, 9125 W. Spring Mtn. Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117.