James Dunaway Johnson, 70, of North Little Rock, died Sept. 6 in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 20, 1935 in Quitman to the late Fay Johnson of Little Rock and Lenore (Hatchett) Johnson of Conway.
He is survived by his wife Susie "Akiko" Johnson; two sons, Jason M. Johnson and Wilson "Wil" Johnson both of Eureka Springs; one step-son, Mike Farris of Benton, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Eddwin Johnson of Pennsylvania and one half-brother, Gary Johnson of Virginia; former wife Phyllis Johnson of Eureka Springs; numerous aunts, uncles and nephews; a niece; cousins; and Aki, a 14-year-old much-loved dog and companion.
Jim was an avid reader, writer and professor at the University of Arkansas and several other institutions. He was loved and respected by his students. Jim grew up in Conway and served in the Navy.
A gathering of remembrance of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pavilion A at Petit Jean State Park.
Memorials may be made in Johnson's name to the University of Arkansas English Department, 333 Kimpel Hall, Fayetteville, AR, 72701.
Condolences to the family may be mailed to P.O. Box 466, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.
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