Obituary for Dennis Johns

Ponca City Now - October 25, 2021 4:35 pm

Dennis Dean Johns

September 14, 1946 – October 23, 2021

Dennis Dean Johns of Braman, OK, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021, in Goddard, KS.

Dennis was born on September 14, 1946, in Blackwell, Oklahoma to David and Mozelle Johns. He graduated from Blackwell High School with the class of 1964 and went on to graduate from Okmulgee Tech in 1966.

Dennis served as a Sergeant in Vietnam in 1968-69 where he earned numerous prestigious Valor designations for heroism, several Bronze Stars and was also awarded the Purple Heart. Dennis was very proud of his service to his country and the lifelong friends that served along-side him.

Dennis married Darlene Bradford on April 25, 1970. They had two sons, Derry Dean on May 4, 1977 and DeeJay on September 8, 1980.

Dennis worked at Longs John Deere in Blackwell for many years until they moved to Braman where he fulfilled his dream of owning and running his own farm.

Dennis was passionate about hunting and fishing and taught his sons, grandchildren and many others to enjoy the sports as much as he did. He was a car club member and loved his Corvettes, collecting many over the years that were regularly seen in local parades!

Dennis was fiercely loved by his family. His generosity, quick wit and overall orneriness endeared him to many friends over the years.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, David and Mozelle Johns, sister, Carolyn Sue McCuan, in-laws Cleo and Anna Bradford and sister-in-law Lynn Johns.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Darlene Johns, sons Derry Johns and DeeJay and wife Jenna Johns, grandchildren Kenzi Lee, Kasen Cleo, Kimber Darlene, and Kory Walker all of Braman, OK. Also, brothers Dwaine Johns of Blackwell, David Allen and wife Karen Johns of Edmond, brother-in-law Jim McCuan of Edmond and sister-in-law Carolyn and husband Wesley Ailey of Blackwell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Braman Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jon Ihrig, Roy Adams, Doug McKinney, Dale Randall, Jeff Ailey, Bill Cutsinger and Rusty Strader.

Suggested memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to the Braman American Legion, 404 Broadway Avenue, Braman, Oklahoma, 74632.