James A. Johnson age 88 of Grove died Friday July 2, 2010 in the Grand Lake Villa Nursing home in Grove, Ok.  The son of Ralph R. Johnson and Alice Faltinson Johnson, he was born on September 26, 1921 in Tulsa, OK.  James attended the Oklahoma Military Academy.  He served in the Air Force in WWII as a 2LT.  He had worked as a rancher before working for the Oklahoma Highway Department as an inspector.  He married Lillian Chrisco on February 14, 1980 in Vinita, OK.  James was a 50-year Mason and Commander of the American Legion in Tulsa.  He attended the Presbyterian Church in Tulsa.

Surviving are his wife Lillian, her children Chris Newhart, and Vicky Smith, grandchildren Chance Newhart, Chad Wiens and Stephanie Smith

Preceeding in death were his parents and a brother Edward Johnson.

Private family services are planed at a later date.  Arrangements are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove, OK.