Albert Johnson

Albert Johnson, of Waco, fell asleep in death on Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Service Information: Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 27, at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Albert Johnson was born on September 22, 1950 in Waco, Texas.  He was the eldest son of the late AJ and Inez Johnson of Crawford.  Albert was raised in Crawford, Texas and attended Crawford and McGregor schools.  He graduated from Crawford High School in 1969.

During his senior year, Albert met and began courting the love of his life, Carolyn Crain, whom he would soon marry and begin the joyous adventures of starting and raising a family.

Albert worked diligently and tirelessly as a Lineman for Texas Power & Light (TP&L), which was later renamed TXU Energy, then subsequently Oncor, for 36 years and retired in March 2006.  Following retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family (especially playing with his grandchildren), various home projects (including at his children’s homes), and spending time in his yard.  Everyone who has met and visited with Albert recalls his genuine care and concern for others, how industrious he was in each and every aspect of his life, and the contagious smile he so handsomely wore and shared.

Albert loved and treasured his family while always making great sacrifices for them.  His wife has precious memories of their union and enduring together in raising their children while instilling strong values within them.  His children and grandchildren remember him as their hero and are forever grateful for the fine example he set of always being eager to learn while having a strong work ethic and extending compassion to others.  His son-in-law and daughter-in-laws are ever thankful to be welcomed into such a beautiful and loving family who is the epitome of their patriarch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, AJ and Inez Johnson and a granddaughter, Kai Lois Ervin.

Albert leaves behind to celebrate the life he lived and to cherish his memory, his precious wife of 50 years, Carolyn Crain Johnson; beloved, four children, Angela Yvonne Johnson, Barbara Nyree (Tyrone) Johnson, Ryan Albert (April) Johnson, and Bryan Matthew (Myana) Johnson; six, beautiful grandchildren, Jada Louella Martin, Grant Ethan Hicks, Matthew Bryan Johnson, Jacob Cameron Johnson, Carson Edward Johnson, and Riley Albert Johnson;  four endearing sisters, Vivian (Robert) Campbell, Daisy Tidwell, Faye Weddington, Catilyn Swift, and one dear brother, Martin Johnson.  Albert has a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends who mourn his passing.  

The Johnson family would like to sincerely thank you for your prayers offered on our behalf, the love you have shown us, and your support as your acts motivated by concern and love have increased our faith, encouraged our hearts, given us strength, and reminded us also of God’s love for us.  Every expression of sympathy has sustained us.  We pray that God continue to show loyal love to each and every one of you and bless your kindness shown during this time of indescribable grief.  We extend our gratitude to Baylor Scott & White Hospice who provided beautiful care to Albert and our family during this difficult time.

Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706



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  1. Georgia Grilley

    What a beautiful life. I am blessed to know his namesake, Ryan Albert and look forward to the wonderful resurrection where we can enjoy awesome family times together on a beautiful paradise earth!

  2. Wayne and Lisa Johnson

    So sorry to see our cousin Albert leave this earth. One of my favorite things I remember from childhood was visiting and playing with Albert. He will be missed.

  3. My prayers are with you and the family. I met Albert in 2010 at our family reunion here in Dallas. We kept in touch from time to time after that. He would always ask Elwin about his cousin in Dallas. May y’all continue to be blessed.

  4. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    Dear Johnson Family,
    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Johnson and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Tressa Massingill

    So sorry for your loss Martin. He sounds like a good Christian man.

  6. Ruben Ortiz and Family

    Deepest condolences to the Johnson family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

  7. Jo Ann McNeal

    Thinking of you with heartfelt Sympathy and surrounding you with gentle care wishing you feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult times. Blessings and love, The McNeals'(Jo Ann and family)

  8. To The Johnson Family. May The Lord Keep You In The Shelter Of His LOVING Arms.

  9. Michael and Kathleen Plemons

    We are so sorry for your loss. We graduated from Crawford in ’69 and will always remember Albert’s smile and laugh. May God comfort you and your family at this time.

    Michael and Kathleen Plemons

  10. Carolyn and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Albert. When I was working (Sears) he would come by to see me sometimes. Albert was such a fine man……even though he was from our biggest rivalry at the time, Crawford Pirates. Since being retired now, that is the one thing that I miss most, getting to see friends like Albert and others.

    Neal Shows-Class of CSHS 1969

  11. Vickie (Powers) Thompson-Null

    Albert and this loving family lived just down the road from us in Crawford. They were as close as blood relatives and we share in your loss. God bless the family and comfort them during this difficult time.

  12. Chois Blackwell

    I AM SORRY TOO HERE THAT ALBERT PASS AWAY , I worked with him at TXU I am glad to have know him and worked with him for about 25 years before I retired in 1996, Please take care GOD BLESS

  13. Stanley and Connie Meyer

    Albert was in my graduating class of 1969 and he was always the nicest person to be around. We are so sorry for your loss but are glad you have many wonderful years of memories to recall. May God be with you. When we would run into him around town, he would always tell us about his family. He was so proud of you.

  14. JEROME and Joyce Johnson

    We are sorry for your loss. We will continue keepIng your family lifted in prayer. God will provide the strength that is needed during these times.

    Jerome and Joyce Johnson

  15. Mr. Avery Redd

    I am sorry that your farther passed away .
    My the Lord keep blessing your family
    during this time .
    From the Redd family and my dogs Maxx & Biggie.

  16. Sharon Hopwood

    The Hopwood family expresses our heartfelt condolences to the family. Sorry to hear of your loss. May God strength each if you during this time. The Lord is our Shepherd.

  17. Elwin Johnson

    To. The Johnson’s.
    Albert was a man I had so much respect for.
    He was a excellent cousin to us thru the years of us knowing him. He would always make sure I was alright. When I was ill he would visit and ask what I needed him to do. When mom was ill he Never ask what I needed ,
    he took it on himself to do. God bless Albert and family is my prayer! BbElwin R. Johnson

  18. I send my condolences to the Johnson family may GOD’S peace and comfort be with all of you. I am truly sorry for your loss

  19. Arthur Jackson

    My family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Albert Johnson. We consider you all our family and our hearts hurt knowing that Albert has passed away. You all remain in our prayers and we hope God will give you comfort and hope. May God’s promises in the Bible keep your hearts encouraged.

    Revelation 21:4 – “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    With Love,
    Arthur Jackson and Family

  20. Bertram and Joyce Delvaille

    The Albert Johnson Family
    My heart feels sad to hear of Albert J’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grieving. May you find comfort in knowing that God will wipe your tears away. Albert will be truly missed. God Bless you.
    Blessings,
    Joyce L. Delvaille (Aunt Grace’s Daughter)

  21. Connie Foreman

    To the Family of Albert Johnson may you all cherish the the loving memories of your love one in your Heart and Soul. And may prayer carry all of you During this difficult time

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