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Service Friday for Dwayne Johnson

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Service Friday for Dwayne Johnson

Marland “Dwayne” Johnson was born July 17, 1968 to Patsy M. and Marland M. Johnson in Ada, Oklahoma. Dwayne grew up in Allen, Oklahoma and attended Allen Schools, Ada Schools, and Pontotoc Technology Center. Dwayne was a member of the McCall’s Chapel and worked within the Ada community.

Dwayne was a member of Atwood Baptist Church and attended other various churches over the years.

Dwayne was active in the Special Olympics and was the 1989 Oklahoma State Special Olympian of the Year. Dwayne enjoyed attending sporting events including the Allen Mustangs, Latta Panthers, Oklahoma Sooners, and the Texas Rangers. Music was one of Dwayne’s biggest enjoyments. Dwayne could boogie all by himself to Randy Travis, The Presley’s, or even Blake Shelton. Dwayne enjoyed spending time with his family, taking trips, and fishing with his buddies.

There was never a stranger that Dwayne wouldn’t speak to, there wasn’t a basketball that he wouldn’t want to shoot. Each person was always greeted with his ornery smile, and if asked if he was doing okay, Dwayne would always reply with, “Oh yeah.” Life was very simple to Dwayne. Five dollars was a lot of money, Sundays were for church, and Allen, Oklahoma was always “home”.

Dwayne is survived by his mother, Patsy Johnson of Ada, brother Darran Johnson and wife Angie of Holdenville, sister Sheila Ward of Ada, nephew Cody Johnson and wife Elizabeth of Seminole, niece Ashley Newport and husband Dustin of Ada, nephew Dillon Anderson and wife Haylee of Ada, niece Dusti Dennie and fiancé Nick Nolan of Wetumka, Dylan Upton of Holdenville, as well as six great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Dwayne is preceded in death by his father Marland Johnson, maternal grandparents Homer and Beulah Gray, and paternal grandparents Snooks and Opal Johnson.

Dwayne’s celebration of life will be Friday, September 17 th , at 10:00 A.M. at Criswell Funeral Home. The officiant will be Coy Howry, pastor of Lovelady Baptist Church, and burial will follow immediately after at Allen Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darran Johnson, Cody Johnson, Dillon Anderson, Dustin Newport, Dean Goforth and Gerald Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are his best pals Jesse, Mike, Jay, and Tanner.

The family will accept visitors at the home of Pat Johnson from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday evening.