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Elvin Johnson

August 20, 1927 — December 22, 2016

Elvin Johnson

Elvin Murl Johnson, 89, of Whiteface passed away in Lubbock on December 22, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 26, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Whiteface. Burial will follow in the Whiteface Cemetery.

Elvin was born August 20, 1927 in Silverton, Texas to Jess and Annie (McGowan) Johnson. He grew up in Spade, Texas and Pettit, Texas. Elvin married Lottie Mae Kitchens on June 6, 1948.

After a stint in the Merchant Marines, Elvin worked at a cotton gin before moving to the Whiteface area where he began farming and running a few cows for the next 65 years. He enjoyed playing fast pitch softball, and pitched until he was nearly 60 years old.

Elvin was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 65 years, brother, Barty Johnson; and sisters, Amalee Pinckard and Odell James.

He is survived by his sons, Jackie of San Antonio, David of Whiteface, and Randy and wife Lisa of Whiteface; sisters, Bey Feinberg and Joyce Peters both of Lubbock; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 301 N. Fillmore St., Whiteface Texas 79379 in Elvin's memory.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory at

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111

Service Schedule

Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
301 Fillmore Street
Whiteface, TX  79379
Monday, December 26, 2016
1:00 pm
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Burial Schedule

Whiteface Cemetery
Whiteface, TX  79379

Memorial Contributions

First Baptist Church
301 N. Fillmore Street
Whiteface, TX 79379

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