Funeral services for A.J. Johnson, 81, will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 in the Kiesau memorial Chapel officiated by Rev. Buck Nicholson. Burial will conclude in the Stafford Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Arthur J. Johnson was born March 5, 1928 to Arthur C. and Lena (Patterson) Johnson in Foss, Oklahoma and he passed away Friday, November 27, 2009 at his Grove, Oklahoma home. He was reared in the Stafford community and graduated in 1947 from Stafford High School.

While a member of Stafford Baptist Church he was called to the ministry, attended Oklahoma Missionary Baptist Institute at Marlow and Missionary Baptist Seminary at Little Rock, Arkansas. A.J. served churches in Oklahoma and Arkansas and was a member of Grand Lake Baptist Church at the time of his death.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors include two brothers; Leon Johnson and wife Doris of Clinton, and Clarence Johnson of Auburn, Alabama, two nieces, Barbara Marlett of Yukon and Regina Bloom of Tulsa as well as their families. He is also survived by several cousins and many friends.