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Mr. Johnny Williams

April 10, 1943 ~ June 2, 2019 (age 76)
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Johnny Monroe Williams was born on April 10th 1943, he received his wings on June 2nd 2019. He was the loving husband of Theodora Christine Williams, they shared 56 amazing years of marriage together.

             Johnny was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was the son of ElIas L Williams and Kizzie Roberson.  He attended and graduated from Long Beach Poly in 1959. Johnny attended University Of Southern California (USC) where he played in the position of running back for the football team. Later he went on to coach a football team while stationed overseas in Panama Canal Zone. Johnny attended cosmetology school and was a staff assistant at Hughes and Hamilton Jr High School in Long Beach.

             If you knew Johnny, you know he always wanted to go by the name "Skip". He had a jovial personality. He was a fun guy and always had a good story to tell about his kids, when they were growing up oversees or just good war stories. While living in Long Beach, Johnny and Theodora owned a bar, had a business called Skip and Dee's Hobby Yard, Skips Beer Mug. Johnny owned and operated multiple real estate companies and several other businesses. Johnny also ran for city council district 9 in Long Beach California.

             Skip was an entrepreneur, certified public speaker, loan officer and processor. It makes sense how all of his kids and grand kids are so good at multiple things because he instilled in all of us a good days hard work, commitment and consistency. Skips laugh could be heard from miles away living in their house on Forhan in Long Beach, If you knew the Williams family, YOU were family, and he treated you as one as his own kids.

 He is survived by his loving wife Theodora. Siblings: Cassandra, Linda, Louise and Robert. Children: Leon, Alice, Jon and Yolanda and son_in_law Melvin. Grandchildren: Lyrica, Melvin, Nathan, Cashe, Clarissa, Manzel, Jaqueese, Diante and Jonathan and daughter_in_law Ashley. Great grandchildren: Meleah and A'mora, Sister_in law Catherine J. Alston and Janice Alston, Brother_in_law Howard and Lawrence Alston Jr and a host of nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his mother Kizzie, father Ellas and siblings Willie, Calvin and Dianne.

             Johnny enlisted to the army and fought in the Vietnam War from October 1961 and actively retired in January 1981. His list of duties include: recruiter, helicopter pilot, air borne special forces, combat and transportation specialists. He was a proud war veteran and served in the military for over 27 years, and even when he retired he helped surveillance and flew over the LA Rodney King Riots in 1992. Johnny was a proud war veteran and was honored to serve in the United States Military. His foreign assignments included: Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Russia, Panama and Okinawa.

             He received the following medals: Silver Star, Good Conduct with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Airborne Jump Wings, Helicopter Pilot Wings, U.S. Army Recruiter Badge with 3 Sapphires, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Presidential Citation and Vietnam Civil Action Citation.

Memorial service for Mr. Johnny Williams has been set for Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel

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