Arthur Eugene Johnson

Arthur Eugene Johnson
October 22, 1968 – May 3, 2020

Arthur Johnson, 51 of Bryan, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020. A private family visitation was held at Callaway-Jones on Sunday, May 10, 2020. A Graveside Life Tribute Celebration Service will be at 10:00 am, Monday, May 11, 2020, at Steep Hollow Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Arthur was born October 22, 1968 in Lubbock, TX to Arthur Sylvanus and Cynthia Lee (Smith) Johnson. He attended Lubbock and Frenship schools, where he loved marching band, pulling off pranks and talking his way out of the principal’s office.

Born a “Block Brat,” he eventually began a career with H&R Block that would continue throughout his life. Beginning with working for his parents, he moved on to manage districts all over Texas and Oklahoma, becoming a franchise director in Atlanta. He met the love of his life and best friend Bridget (“Lovie”) along the way. They married on June 9, 2000 and had two sons; Brian Arthur (19) and Bryce Harrison (16) as he went on to become a franchisee in Texas. They settled in Bryan, where he never intended to stay, but fell in love with the area and with Texas A&M.
Arthur loved every kind of music from bluegrass and country to the 80’s. He loved politics, a good joke, or a bad one and was quick witted, leaving people laughing to the point of tears. Arthur became friends with everyone and kept them all as he moved through life.

Arthur loved his boys deeply and they were his proudest accomplishment. That pride overflowed on the day that Brian went to work in one of his Block offices. His is the house where all the kids hang out and he loved them as his own. They all came to find “Papa J” and listen to him advise, lecture, encourage or express his pride in them. He was a generous man, wanting to take care of everyone who touched his heart, but never told others or wanted recognition. He was satisfied with having done the right thing.

Arthur is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Sylvanus Johnson of Lubbock and Beloved father-in-law Richard Moore of Karns City, PA.

Left to cherish Arthur’s memory and miss him deeply are his wife, Bridget (Moore) Johnson – sons Brian and Bryce Johnson all of Bryan – Mother, Cindy Robertson of Rockdale – Sister Kelly (James) Pinion of Lubbock – Favorite Mother in Law, Marlene (Pyle) Moore of Karns City, PA – Friends he loved and respected like his own brothers, Kenny (Victoria) Elliott of College Station and Doug (Linn) Bell of Bryan, and his childhood friend Brian (Kristi) Alfaro of San Antonio, for whom his son is named, and numerous Aunts, an Uncle, cousins and countless friends.

Honoring the life of Arthur Johnson as Pallbearers are his sons, Brian and Bryce Johnson; close friends to the family, Hunter Brady, Chris Court, Eric Johnson, Tra ‘vion Nichelson, Micah Peterson, Ross and David Rightmer, and Jose Tirado.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May God grant y’all peace and comfort now and the days to come. Hugs to all Love Mollie and Carroll Modesette

  2. I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Arthur. I pray that God will grant you strength. My most sincere condolences.

  3. Bridgette, your Boerne Office expresses our love and heart felt sympathy to your entire family.

  4. Lifting Arthur’s family and friends in prayers! May God grant them the strength to carry his legacy. Till we meet again Arthur, RIP

  5. Arthur will be forever in my heart. My love and prayers sent to Bridget, Brian, Bryce and all of his loved ones… may you find peace in the beautiful memories.

  6. We are sorry for y’alls lost our deepest condolences to you and the boys and family we will keep you all in prayer. Arthur was a good man willing to help anyone in need he’ll be greatly lost but never forgotten .

    We will miss u my dude!!
    Love the Gonzalez family

  7. Ms. Bridget and Johnson family, sincere and heart felt condolences to all of you, God called into himself a wonderful husband, father, son, friend and wonderful man, he will stand beside you and see you thru this hurtful and trying time. Love you!

  8. I taught Arthur in 7th grade and we formed a lifelong friendship. He was a fun kid and I see he was a great boy dad as well. I will miss his messages. What a guy! My deepest condolences to his family. I know he will be greatly missed. ❤️

  9. My condolences on the loss of your dear son Arthur. May you take comfort in the messages of sympathy, the kind acts of family and friends, and knowing that your loss is also felt by others. My thoughts are with you. Rosemary Fellows

  10. My sincere condolences on the passing of Arthur. I knew him at Frenship beginning in 4th. grade. He was always.making everyone around him laugh and was a wonderful person. I will greatly miss him. Mine and my family’s thoughts and prayers will be.with his wife, 2 precious children and the entire family. God Bless.

  11. Very sorry to hear about Arthur’s passing. Our prayers are for you and Family.. He well be missed greatly

  12. Praying for comfort for you, (Bridget) and your family during this terribly sad time. Sending condolences for all.

  13. Bridget and sons,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. You are in my heart and prayers. Emilia

  14. To Bridget and Family: We will truly miss Arthur. Doug and Linn lost a wonderful friend. God bless you all with His comfort and strength. He is a very present help in trouble, according to His Word, which is true. We love you.

  15. Patrick and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Arthur’s passing. We have many great memories of hanging out with you guys and enjoying evenings filled with laughter, good food and wine. Sending our love and heartfelt condolences to you and your boys.

  16. My Condolences to the Family of Arthur
    Johnson, I will cherish the few conversations we had . God be with this
    Beautiful Family and give them comfort
    As they grieve . To the Family So sorry for your loss.

  17. Bridget, I am so very sorry for this tragic event. My heart is heavy for you and the boys. Prayers for all of you. My deepest and most sincere condolences.

  18. So very sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget him as a young boy at the office so many times. Can’t believe he has a son 19. And sorry to hear of Bryan’s problems. Best of luck to all. Remembering the family in my prayers.

  19. I am still beyond belief…

    Arthur ALWAYS cracked me up! I enjoyed reading his comments on Facebook, political or otherwise. He was unique and his Frenship H.S. buddies won’t forget him. I will miss him.

    My ❤️ Goes out to you Bridget & the boys! Hopefully you guys can find some peace. I know he’s in heaven talking up a storm!

  20. Sending our condolences to the family of Arthur Johnson! Losing your son, husband, father, and friend is so difficult. Remembering the many good times I had traveling with the Johnson family…. Arthur was definitely known as the H&R Block Kid!! May God comfort you in the coming days!
    Allen and Janet Daehne
    Corpus Christi, TX

  21. I was so heartbroken to hear about Arthur. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bridget, Brian, Bryce, family and friends. May God comfort you through this difficult time.

  22. I just found out….I am very heartbroken. Arthur and I had stayed in contact all these years, mostly through email. I will miss my friend.
    Many Prayers to Bridget, Brian and Bryce.

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