Lathon was born July 18, 1933 to Thomas G. and Golden H. (Mantooth) Johnson in Post, Texas. He graduated from Post High School in 1950 and attended Texas Tech University. He spent two years serving our country in the United States Army. Lathon married Verna Mae Biddy on July 20, 1955 in Carlsbad, N.M. He worked for AT&SF Railway for over 37 years and retired as a signal supervisor. He was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed reading, fishing, and spending time with his grandkids.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Thomas, Norman, Daniel and Clifford Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Verna, of the home; three sons, David Johnson and wife Bette of North Richland Hills, Texas, Dennis Johnson of Amarillo, Texas, and Dan Johnson and wife Debbie of Blanchard; one brother, Lee Johnson and wife Anne of Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Eydie Middleton and husband Ronnie of Tulia, Texas; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Ward and husband Scott of Roanoke, Texas, Courtney King and husband Mike of Boerne, Texas, Kaitlyn Johnson of Blanchard, Michael Ayres and wife Jessica of Abilene, Texas, Michelle Camp and husband David of Blanchard, Melissa Ayres of N.C., Mark Johnson of Altus, and April Johnson of Amarillo; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at Kincannon Funeral Home. Online tributes may be made at kincannonfuneralhome.com