Ernest Clinton Johnson passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Born on July 15, 1933 in Bessmay, Clint grew up in Buna, met and married Mary Ellen Permenter, and they moved to the Golden Triangle Area, settling in Orange County.

Clint served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany and Korea. After the loss of his wife he moved and raised his three sons in Groves. He retired from Chevron where he also met Hazel Claire Clark Hudgins and they married in Jan. 1986.

Clint and Hazel were dedicated members of Grace Community Church of Vidor where he serves as Deacon, and they both were honored as “Mother and Father” of the church. They were blessed by all the members of this wonderful church family through the years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Victor Johnson and Mildred Sheffield Johnson; brother, Jerry Johnson; and sister; Linda Johnson.

Clint is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest “Gene” and Alicia Johnson, Randy Johnson, and Gary and Sarah Johnson; three daughters and son-in-law, Charlene Hudgins of Fargo, ND, Marcy Carr of Orange, and Sherri and Mike Wiley of Orange; a beloved sister, Verbalee Baker.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Stephen Johnson of Salt Lake City, UT, Lindsey and Jeremy Johnson of Nome, TX, Mark Johnson of Austin, Derek Cook, Mike Wiley, Jr. of McLewis, Ryan Carr of Bridge City, and Mary Jewel Sfarjilani of Little Elm; great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Alyssa Wiley of McLewis, Keaden and Zoic Carr of Bridge City, Ryleigh Claire Sfarjilani of Little Elm, and Jakoby Johnson of Salt Lake City; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Wiley, Jr., Ryan Carr, Colbert Steele, Richie Johnson, Jerry Johnson and Greg Johnson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Mike Wiley, Sr.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Jim Seratt of Grace Community Church in Vidor.

Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home in Bridge City.