Johnny Leamon Brown, age 65, of Taylor, was called to his eternal home in Heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ June 24, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
If you were to ask everyone Johnny Brown knew who he was in this life they would all give you a different story. A wonderful loving husband. My knight in shining armor. The best Pop Pop ever. My hero. My Partner. An amazing friend. A hard worker. The funniest man I’ve ever met. A man that never met a stranger. The kind of guy that is always there for you.
Johnny was all of these things and so much more, and to some of us he was simply everything. Johnny was born in Conroe, March 22, 1955. He grew up helping his family out on the farm and working side by side with his father in the stables. Johnny also enjoyed bull riding as young man.
He went on to work for many years as a heavy equipment mechanic and foreman for several construction companies. In 2000, he was finally able to become a truck driver and travel all over the continental U.S. with his loving wife by his side.
In 2009, he had to give up his dream due to congestive heart failure where he began his long battle with health issues. In early 2019, Johnny found out he had stage four cancer in his neck. He fought a hard battle, but it was a battle even a force like Johnny Brown just couldn’t win.
He will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him, and he will never be forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas “Floyd” and Mary Brown; and brother, Ronny Brown.
Johnny is survived by his wife, Diana, of 34 years; son, David Pooley; daughter, Dawn-Marie (Brown) Hightower and husband Jerry; daughter, Diana Pooley; daughter, Linda Harris; and the joy of his life grandchildren and great grandchildren, Thomas Hightower, McKayla Hightower, Destinie Smith, Sidney Jacques III (Tre), Samuel Harris, Andrew Harris, Autumn Harris, Hunter Harris, Logan Harris, Emilia Harris, Caden Crow, Adric Toupin; brother, Danny Brown, and wife Rachael.
The family will hold a private memorial at a later date.