In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Whitesboro

Memorial Service –

Saturday, April 1, 2023 – 5:00 PM

.1897 County Road 201

Gainesville, TX 76240


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Jimmy Ray Johnson, 76, of Collinsville, TX. Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his daughters and wife on a beautiful Tuesday evening of March 14, 2023.

Jimmy was born on July 13th, 1946, to Everett and Christine “Cricket” Johnson of Collinsville, TX.

Jimmy had a profound love for playing his bass guitar, hunting, construction, and cars.  Most of all he loved having his entire family together.

Jimmy was proceed in death by his parents, older brother, Charles Johnson, and his two sons-in-law, Carl Zimmerer of Muenster and Gary Pope of Whitesboro, and lastly brother-in-law Gerald Hedges.

He is survived by his wife Frankie Johnson and four daughters: Christy Kopecky and husband Brian of Sadler, Stacy Dougherty and husband Scott of Beebe Arkansas, Jennifer Pope  of Callisburg, Michelle White, and husband Darrin of Collinsville. As well as Michael Johnson, step daughter Deanna Tucker, his brother Joey Johnson, and sister Freda Hedges. Jimmy had 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren as follows: Joshua Johnson, Dakota Gray, Brent Kopecky, Makenzie Kopecky, Mikayla Blanton, Kaycee Dougherty, Tori Jerrell and husband Scotty, Devyn Crisp and husband Camren, Bailey Smith and husband Hayden, Kylie Johnson, Lexi Jones, Tucker White, Makenna Johnson, Chad Harpol, Jr, Alton Tucker, Adrianne Ramirez, and Great Grandchildren Sawyer Crisp, Korbin Crisp, Jocelynn Johnson, and Justice Johnson.

The family will celebrate the life of Jimmy Ray Johnson at the home of Michelle and Darrin White, 1897 County Road 201, Gainesville Tx 76240, on April 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m.

There is a memorial scholarship fund being set up in honor of Jimmy and his love for playing music.  This award will be presented to a Collinsville High School senior each year in his honor.  If you would like to donate to the Jimmy Johnson Musical Scholarship Fund, monetary donations can be mailed to his daughter Stacy Dougherty at 1312 Hwy 31 N, Beebe, Arkansas and flowers may be delivered to the home of daughter Michelle White at 1897 County Road 201, Gainesville, Texas 76240 on April 1st.