Dwight R Johnson

October 28, 1952 - September 18, 2013

10/28/1952 - 09/18/2013

MSgt Dwight R. Johnson, USAF Ret., 60, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
He is survived by his loving wife, W. Savonda Spence Johnson of Bellevue, NE; daughters, Savonda N. Petersen & husband Marvin of Sioux, IA; Maria Nagele & husband Ryan of Katie, TX; and grandson, Cooper Petersen. A service will be held at 11:00 am, Woodlawn Memorial Gardens on Friday, September 27, 2013.

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Timothy W. McCray 33o
7 years ago

A Better Place

He’s in a better place right now

Than He’s ever been before;

All pain is gone; He’s now at rest;

Nothing troubles him anymore.

It’s we who feel the loss of

Of his wisdom in our grief;

For he was a man among men

Far beyond belief.

We know we’ll reconnect with him

At the end of our Masonic Road road;

We’ll see his cherished face again

When we release our earthly load.

Torrence Family
7 years ago

A dear Brother but more especially a true Friend. You will be missed! We gave you your roses my Brother. Condolences to the family.

John Meyer
7 years ago

A good man and friend. Susan and I send our condolences to family and friends alike. Most assuredly, Dwight will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May he have fair winds and following seas on this his final journey. J-

Guy Fisher
7 years ago

A Masom’s Mason. Rest in peace old friend. Will meet on the other side.

Tasha Gardner
7 years ago

Aunt Sam & Family

“Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people–they always go away sooner or later. You can’t hold them anymore than you can hold moonlight. But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you, then they’re still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart.” Bruce Coville

Bro. Tyrone Watson
7 years ago

D..R. you will be missed. I truly thank you for all the wise counsel. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Gary Smith
7 years ago

D.R. thank you for your service not only to the Masonic Family but also to this great Nation in which you have served with distinction. Rest in peace in that undiscovered country in which no traveler returns. From one of many students you have left an influence on, thank you. Bro Gary Smith.

George M Burton
7 years ago

Dear Sam and Family. I am so sorry f for the delay but I just found out about D.R. a week or so ago. All I can do is offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Richard Haynes
7 years ago

Deputy Johnson will be greatly missed. We spoke periodically and he was my mentor. I was always impressed by the many sacrifices he made for others. He spent his life helping others. He definitely worked the works of him that sent him while it was day. He has now been rewarded by the almighty on high. Rest peacefully my brother.

Winnie & Philip Morgan
7 years ago

DR was one of the kindest, smartest people we have ever met. He was a blessing to all he encountered and will be missed. We have fond memories of the sound of his laughter that will sustain us forever because we loved him dearly.

Our condolences to his family. Rest in Peace Good Friend.

franklin w. mills
7 years ago

DR will surely be missed, he was a very special friend and mentor to me. Our prayers go out to his family. R.I.P dear friend, we were truly blessed to have you in our lives.

Frank & Pearl Mills

Dalzell, Sc

23 Sep 2013

charles t tom Jennifer Thompson
7 years ago

DR will surely be missed. All the years I have known him, he has always been forthright, always willing to help and a pleasure to be around. I will miss seeing him in my travels. He will be remembered and missed.

Daniel Poole
7 years ago

DR you will be truly missed big brother. The Johnson family are in my prayers.

GIG Doug Baker
7 years ago

DR, may you rest in peace, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Victor S.& Faith Baxter
7 years ago

Dr. was our son too!We love him and will miss him so very much. We all know he’s in a better place, and God said “Slow Down Servant.” If there is anything we can do for the family, just let us know. You are in our constant prayers.

Maurice Jemison
7 years ago

Dwight R Johnson

You will truly be missed my brother, we all will miss your guidance and loyalty you displayed for the love of masonry. A wealth of knowledge you shared with many brethren will continue to better the men of tomorrow in Washington State Jurisdiction PHamily, thank you good sir for the knowledge you bestowed upon me I will forever cherish it for the rest of my life.

B.J. Mitchell-Chavis
7 years ago

Dwight set the bar high when it came to helping others. I will always remember his kindness. Thinking of you today and lifting you up in prayer.

Dion Lyle
7 years ago

Eternal God and Father,

we praise you that you have made people to share life together

and to reflect your glory in the world. We thank you now for D.R. ,

for all that we saw of your goodness and love in his life

and for all that he means to each one of us. As we too journey towards death may we do so in the company of Jesus, who came to share our life that we might share the life of eternity. To him be glory with you and the Holy Spirit

for ever and ever.


SGIG Gilbert
7 years ago

Eunice & I will miss Dwight. He was a true friend and often called me Dad. We will miss the e-mail photos of his cooking on the grill and his grand-son. He will be a great loss to all he touched. Our Prayers go out to the family.

Perry J. Cooke Sr.
7 years ago

From Perry & Myresse Cooke; Your name will be forever ectched in our hearts, may the good lord continue to giuide you.

Michael A. Williams
7 years ago

He will truly be missed! He was my Friend, Mentor, Confidant and my Masonic Father. “DR” took my petition to Torii Lodge #46, when he was only a visiting member, he was my first Commander-In-Chief Keystone Consistory #85, he whispered in my ear as I crossed the desert Obelisk #187 he later advised me as Potentate #187 and recommended my nomination to receive the 33rd Degree Grand Inspector General. I hope to honor his memory as he would wish service to others, as he would say “It’s not about me” and “I ain’t trying to get in your business, just trying to help you.” If you should see a tear fall, please don’t wipe it away, for this man, I shall cry a river. Forever Loved and Remembered!

Thank you Sam for sharing him with us!

Michelle lee
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss…I will miss him

He was full of joy …

He will be in heaven

Marcus O. Harries
7 years ago

I would like to send my deepest condolences to the family of Bro. D.R. Johnson. May the Good Lord bless and keep you all in his ever loving care.

Cynthia Jackson Taylor
7 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Dwight’s passing and regret that my contact must come on such a sad occasion. I will miss my cousin greatly, but yet I am glad that the last time I saw him was during the happy occasion of a family wedding! I ask God’s blessings and peace for all of you now during such a difficult time.

Earl M May
7 years ago

It is imposible to put into words, what is in ones heart and memories. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER

Alex L. Pratt
7 years ago

It is with a heavy heart that I offer my most sincere condolences to the entire family of SGIG Dwight R. Johnson. I have known him during his earthly travels for many years. The opportunity to have met and greeted such a pillar of goodness was an honor. The world is truly a better place for his great deeds and mentorship to many. His legacy of charity, faith, and family will surely live on in those who were blessed enough to have met him. May God continue to keep his family now and always.


Alex L. Pratt

Audreia Jennings
7 years ago

It was an absolute pleasure meeting and fellowshipping with you. Your kindness and wisdom will be missed. Your family will be in my prayers. May you rest in peace.

Lisa Wakefield
7 years ago

It will be the little things

that you will remember,

the quiet moments,

the smiles, the laughter.

And although it may seem

hard right now,

it will be the memories

of these little things

that help to push

away the pain

and bring the smiles

back again.

Mark Lois Redmon
7 years ago

May God bless and keep you during your hour of sorrow. He will surely be missed.

God Bless

MWGM Patrick L. Hughes Sr
7 years ago

May God Bless you my Brother until we meet again; farwell. To the family God will keep his arms around you during this time of sorrow. May God bless and keep you.

Jason A Stone
7 years ago

May God comfort you in your time of need. DR will sorely be missed. The Stone Family.

Robert D. Cassidy
7 years ago

May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. DR was a true friend.

GIG Glen L . Downes
7 years ago

May you rest in peace Sir you will truly be missed.

ICIC James L Robinson Jr.
7 years ago

May you rest in Peace Sir. You will truly be missed. I will keep your family in my prayers.

GIG Earl Gittens
7 years ago

May you rest in Peace. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Deena Daves and Family
7 years ago

My Dear Brother Dwight, we will miss you forever and we will never forget you. You and your wife were our rocks to lean on when we lost our beloved husband and father a few years ago. We hope that we will be the rocks for your wife and children to lean on in these next few months. The world is a better place because of you and your love of life and all things good. You had a big heart and a kind soul. We will miss you terribly and we will always love you. You are safe in God’s arms. Know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers and we will always be here for your family when they need us.

Tony King
7 years ago

My dear friend I miss you so much.Knowing your in a better place and without pain or illness is rewarding.I consider it to have been an honor and privilege to have known you all these years, you were my brother.You departed so fast, seen you at 630am and 600pm you were gone forever but in my heart you will live forever my friend. “TK”

Julian L Harris
7 years ago

My heartfelt sorry for lost.

Dr. W Michael Murphy
7 years ago

My most sincere sympathy is extended relative to my good and honorable brother’s loss to the family. Like you all I take solace in the knowledge that he will be in God’s loving arms as he awaits us all at the time of our inevitable home-goings. God be with you all.

Lawrence Carter
7 years ago

My prayers goes out to the Johnson family. Deloris & I will always remember him for his kindness and dedication while assisting both of us with our claims.

Knight Eric Vincent Yumul
7 years ago

On behalf of John E. Peterson Council No. 5 of the Most Venerable James B. Sloan Grand Council of Washington, Order of the Knights of Pythagoras, we send our sincere condolences to the family of SGIG DR Johnson, 33°. He will be missed, we are one with you in prayer.

Marcell Randall
7 years ago

On behalf of myself and family we send our deepest condolences and prayers.

Marcell H. Randall& Family

Rudy Ray
7 years ago

On behalf of the Ray family we send our condolences and prayers to the Johnson family. Dwight, a great man with a big heart will surely be missed. May God provide your family with strength and peace during this time.

Sybrena Chapman
7 years ago

Our deepest condolences are with you and the family at this time.

Tysha Tolefree
7 years ago

Our lives has been forever enriched because we had the pleasure of getting to know such a giving and god fearing individual. It was truly a blessing to know him. He always spoke so highly of his wife, children and grandson. Our prayers are with his family at this time. I pray that the love of God and the peace that only God can provide abounds them.

In “HIS” love,

The Tolefree family

Gregory D Wraggs, Sr
7 years ago

Our prayers are with you and family during this time. Be Blessed. The Wraggs Family. Deputy Grand Master for the MWPHGLWA.

willie cyoung jr
7 years ago


Larry Wallace
7 years ago

R.I.P. Brother Johnson! Condolences to his wife and other family. May God place his loving arms around you. Know that you are in my prayers.

Carmen L. Parks
7 years ago

Remembering D.R. Johnson, 33°

Okinawa, Japan

D.R. has taken flight, but his works here on earth will never be forgotten. His loving spirit shall forever linger with the Prince Hall Family. His works speak for him. D.R. never forgot his family and continuously spoke of them as he traveled and led others in his Masonic works. He mentored all who sought his wisdom and guidance. Keystone Assembly #71 was nurtured, blessed and strengthened through his efforts as our Deputy. The Lord has given and the Lord taketh away – Blessed by the name of the Lord.

Carmen L. Parks, PLLR & Organizer

Keystone Assembly #71

Orient of the Far East

Donald R. Parks
7 years ago

Rest in the Peace of Gods loving arms my Brother and may God comfort your family during this time of loss and bereavement.