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In Memory of

King Henry Johnson

July 3, 1950 - August 6, 2017

Obituary


On July 3, 1950, King Henry Johnson was born in Lexington, Mississippi to his loving mother Bobbie Ree Carthan and his father Lloyd Johnson.


In 1952, his mother Bobbie Ree Carthan married the love of her life Booker Coats, moved to Chicago and raised King. While attending the public schools of Chicago I.S.D., King successfully graduated from Harrison High School, class of 1968. He received a scholarship to Malcom X Junior College in basketball and art where he earned his associates degree.


The summer of 1972, King visited his...

On July 3, 1950, King Henry Johnson was born in Lexington, Mississippi to his loving mother Bobbie Ree Carthan and his father Lloyd Johnson.


In 1952, his mother Bobbie Ree Carthan married the love of her life Booker Coats, moved to Chicago and raised King. While attending the public schools of Chicago I.S.D., King successfully graduated from Harrison High School, class of 1968. He received a scholarship to Malcom X Junior College in basketball and art where he earned his associates degree.


The summer of 1972, King visited his grandfather in Peoria, Illinois where he met his soulmate Kay Lamon. In 1977, they married and as a result of their matrimonial union they were blessed with their beautiful baby girl, Kenice Chavaun Johnson and three years later, they had a bouncing baby boy, Kellen Lamon Johnson. As a young father, King decided to relocate his family to Houston Texas. King and Kay decided to sell everything to make this opportunity possible for their family.


After arriving in Houston, King began working for Union Pacific Railroad, later on he worked for Coca Cola. He retired from I.E. Smart Systems as a Data Communications Project Manager, where he was respected throughout the industry. Kings leadership skills were strong and effective. He had the ability to command perfection from his team and accepted nothing less. Due to his strong capability to lead he was sought out by many general contractors to oversee major projects. King was also a member of The Church Without Walls, under the leadership of Pastor Ralph Douglas West.


King was the life of the party, who was known for his candid humorous opinions. He was a very outspoken, ornery, funny, giving and a caring person who looked out for the people he loved whether they were family or not. He was an avid sportsman and collector of anything related to Chicago sports team (Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs). King could always be found attending his grandchildren's sporting games. He enjoyed music and had a record collection of over 1000 albums.


King took pride in landscaping his yard and winning yard of the month on a few occasions. He also enjoyed keeping the family Christmas tradition, like lighting up his house at Christmas like an airport runway and finding any reason to Barbeque for a family gathering.


On Sunday, August 6, 2017, God said "Well done, my good and faithful Servant" and called King home. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving devoted wife, Kay; daughter, Kenice (Calvin); son, Kellen (Crystal); Three Sisters, Melva (Van), Vivian and Jacqueline; Four Grandchildren; Makalob (grandson); Trinity, Akira and Karter (granddaughters) and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to count all of which he loved dearly. Greeting King at the Pearly Gates are his parents Booker and Bobbie Coats.


Arrangements under the direction of Katy Funeral Home, Katy, TX.