USAF Lt. Col. Clarence Amos Johnson (ret.)

USAF Lt. Col. Clarence Amos Johnson (ret.) passed away on June 11, 2015 at the age of 91. Rosary at 6:30 pm will be followed by a vigil services at 7 pm on June 15, 2015 at Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson. Funeral Mass will be held at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson at 10:30, June 16th. Amos Johnson served in both the Army and Air Force, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1971. During his service in the military he earned the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/1 bronze star and several other service medals. During WW II, he served in the Army stateside. He served as a research psychologist for the Air Force and had the opportunity to work with many of the early Air Force main frame computers. Upon retirement, he continued to work for the Air Force in a civil servant capacity. Amos volunteered his services to the Boy Scouts, as a youth shooting instructor, as an officer of the San Antonio Writer’s Guild, as an officer of the Lackland Bridge Club and within several medical projects at Wilford Hall hospital at Lackland AFB. He enjoyed gunsmithing and was a budding writer with one book and numerous magazine articles published regarding computing technology during the 1980’s. He was an excellent bridge player, avid reader and enjoyed collecting western art. His interest in stamp collecting when he was young led to a family stamp collecting business. His exhibit won 2nd place in a national stamp collecting show. Perhaps the most important contributions, however, were as a father and mentor to his children and grandchildren, always available and willing to assist and to support all, and demonstrating by example the values and integrity we all strive to live to. His love and support will be tremendously missed by all. He is survived by his three children, Steve and his wife Linda Johnson, Connie Johnson and Mark Johnson. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Deanna and her husband Chris Baran, Patricia Johnson, Chistopher Johnson and William Johnson along with his great-grandchildren Benjamin and Zachary Baran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia ‘Jo’ O’Kieff Johnson. Interment services will be held at 11:30 on June 18th at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


  1. Steve, Linda and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and pray that Amos is resting peacefully with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We pray for all of you during this difficult time that you will feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapping you tightly and showering you with His eternal love.
    With our love always,
    David, Susan and family

    Susan Martin
  2. “God is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18).” May God provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. I pray that you find hope in the beautiful promise the Bible contains for the future at John 5:28, 29 and Acts 24:15.

    Tammy Gibson
  3. I am sorry but we did not learn of Amos’ death until 6-25. Connie finally found me online and told me. I lived across the street from Jo and Amos for 10 years on Sugarhill, in san Antonio. We enjoyed knowing them. Amos could always entertain us with his wit and genius skills. I am glad that Steve gave him a big down line. I hope many of them got his intelligence and humor.

    Cindy & Jim Phillips

    Cindy and Jim Phillps

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