Walter Loyd “W.L” Johnson, 70, of Orange, died Wednesday, July 4, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:00 Saturday, July 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. James Sellars. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Friday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Jonesville, LA, on Sept. 3, 1941, W.L. was the son of Louie and Audrey Mae (Hardie) Johnson. He retired 22 years ago from the U.S. Army serving as Master Sergeant from 1959-1981 in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. W.L. was a Lifetime Member of the VFW 2775, a fireman and a Century 21 realtor in Killeen for 10 years, and worked for the Stark Foundation.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn Harris; and brothers, Carl Johnson and Ollie Johnson.

W.L. is survived by his wife Bobbie Jane Johnson; daughters, Cynthia Johnson of Killeen, Angela Brown and husband David of Deweyville, Lorrie Brown and husband Joe of Deweyville, and Dawn Dozar of Orange; sons, Michael Johnson and wife Abby of Fort Worth, and Steven Todd Johnson and wife Eriselda of Hutto TX; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.