William T. Johnson, 85 of Paris, formerly of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Paris.

He was born Jan.28, 1933 in Lavaca, to the late Othal and Beulah Johnson. He was a Christian and a member of the Eagles Club. Music was his passion; he loved to play the guitar and play music with his family. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Johnson.

He is survived by two daughters; Rhonda Smith of Fort Smith, Julie Mills of Parks, four sons; Roger Johnson of Bonanza, David Johnson of Hackett, Darren Johnson of Gore, Okla. and Wendell Johnson of Sallisaw, Okla. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

 A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.