USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association

Curtis H. Johnson

Curtis H. Johnson

I am writing this email to inform you my father, Curtis H. Johnson, has passed away. He was a crew member on the Cleveland and attended several reunions. He often talked of his experiences on the Cleveland. I have attached his obituary and something he wrote a long time ago. My sister found this paper that was falling apart entitled "My Experiences on the U.S.S. Cleveland", she has retyped it and I have attached it to this email. You are welcome to use this in your records or newsletters.

-- Rick Johnson


August 18, 1926 - July 5, 2012 DEL CITY Curtis Herman Johnson, 85, passed away on July 5, 2012. Curtis was born on August 18, 1926 in Buffalo Gap, TX to Quay Miller and Florence Gertrude (Haywood) Johnson. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and enjoyed tinkering, playing dominoes, camping and jeeping in Colorado. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; first and second wives, Eva Johnson and Norma Smith. Siblings, Odie, J.W., Clarence, Elaine and Mildred; grandson, Terry David Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda; children, Vicky Moomey (Daryl), Danny Johnson (Barbara), Ricky Johnson (Peggy); sisters, Lela Mae Anderson and Maggie Copeland; step-children, Diana Mills (Charlie), Larry Shropshire (Lanette), Donna Graham (Larry); grandchildren, Timothy Moomey (Amy), Brian Johnson (Michelle); 12 step-grandchildren; and numerous great and step-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery.

Published in The Oklahoman on July 8, 2012