Sandy Ray Johnson, 60, of Dayton, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 12, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 16, 1958 in Houston, Texas to Dale Gene and Shirley “Jodie” Joann Prescott Johnson. Sandy graduated in 1976 from Douglas McArthur High School in Houston, where he played on the golf team.
Sandy was currently working as a Yard Master for Union Pacific Railroad where he had been employed for almost 20 years. Before joining Union Pacific, he worked as a Captain for the Texas Department of Corrections for 13 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Mont Belvieu.
Sandy was a very kind hearted and gentle man who was devoted to his wife Blanca whom was the center of his world. He was a selfless man who put everyone else above himself and would sacrifice his health and happiness for his family. Sandy was also very dedicated and committed to his work and no one could keep him from working. He would often tell others around him that he was stubborn in his ways.
Sandy loved his family and his grandchildren dearly and his beloved dogs were his babies. He also loved and adored his grandparents, grandma Merle and Papaw Clyde Johnson. Sandy cherished memories of spending time with his grandparents. He was a great cook who enjoyed getting in the kitchen to cook his grandma’s prize recipes to share with his own family. If Sandy could hook up his coffee to the IV machine, he would. To Sandy life without coffee was just not right. He loved to hear laughter, so he was often the comedian of the crowd or the jokester. Sandy really enjoyed sharing old stories with everyone, listening to classic county music, especially Randy Travis and eating at his favorite restaurant Luna’s. Some of Sandy’s favorite hobbies were vegetable gardening, yardwork, golfing and bowling. He was on a bowling league in Baytown called the Bowling Stones where he also served as vice president of the league.
Sandy was preceded in death by his mother Jodie; and his previous wife of 20 years, Diane Kay Johnson. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 14 years, Blanca Martinez Johnson; his children Elizabeth Taylor and husband Charlie of New Caney, Brandon McAdams and wife Laci of Dayton, Loretta McAdams of Rye, Vanesa Bernard and husband Blaise of Lake Charles, Phil Vera and wife Chelsea Parks of Houston, Nino Vera and Jennifer of Mont Belvieu and Veronica Bennett and husband Stephen of Lake Jackson; his grandchildren Peggy and Charles Taylor, Jr., Kaylin, Katie and Ava McAdams, Dakota, Kayjewel and Kylee Christensen, Blaise Patrick Bernard, II, Cecilia Theres Bernard, Kylie, Logan and Saturnino Vera, Chad Warren Malone, Skyler Roberts and Ava Bennett; his father Dale Gene Johnson of Humble; his siblings Ricky Johnson and wife Becky of Spring, Kathy Taylor and husband Scott of New Caney and Kerry Lairmore and husband Robert of New Caney; his aunt Lucy Makowsky and husband Johnny of Huffman; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A gathering and reception will immediately follow at First Baptist Church Mont Belvieu, 10110 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu.