After a decades long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Oscar Johnson, Jr., 83, of Waterloo, formerly of Indianapolis and Brooklyn, New York, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at The Laurels of DeKalb with his wife at his side.
He was born in Quitman County, Georgia on July 3, 1939 to Oscar, Sr. and Annie (Boyer) Johnson. He began to work at a very young age to help his parents support the growing family as his family was extremely important to him.
Oscar graduated from Brooklyn High School where he ran track and field. He then attended Brooklyn College where he earned his degree in electrical engineering and worked in this field for many, many years. In addition, he owned and operated a silk screen printing business as well as having a small flea market booth.
He married Catherine A. Boggs on December 25, 2006 and she survives him. In addition, he leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Patricia Johnson, New York, son, Jeavonko Johnson of Florida, and daughter, Amber Graham of Waterloo. He has two grandchildren, Natalie Johnson of New York and Olivia Jackson of Waterloo; also surviving are his brothers, Robert (Karen) Johnson of New Jersey, Willie Johnson of Texas and his sisters, Eloise (Harold) Bennett of Georgia, Gertrude Dobie-Graves of North Carolina, Mattie (Donald) Eddie-Hayes of New York, Emma Bateman of New York, Alma (Bruce) Williams of New Jersey and Dorothy (Reuben) Phillips of New York; in addition to many nieces, nephews and aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Annie Lois Hoggard.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
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