John Dewitt Johns, beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, and pilot, passed away on December 20, 2023, in Sierra Vista, AZ. He was born on October 8, 1931, in Sapulpa, OK, to John and Doris Johns. John was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving as a pilot in the Army and retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3.
John was a passionate aviator who dedicated his life to serving his country. His adventurous spirit and love for flying inspired those around him. Always eager to share his knowledge and experiences, John was known for his charismatic personality and warm-hearted nature.
After enlisting in the US Army, John pursued a career as a pilot, making significant contributions. His dedication and commitment were evident in his accomplishments throughout his military service. John’s bravery and skill were admired by all who had the privilege of working alongside him. He was a Korean War and Viet Nam veteran who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery in Viet Nam.
John is survived by his son, Stephen Johns and wife Terri; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild who will forever cherish the memories they created together. The bond between parents and children is unbreakable, filled with love and shared passions. John was preceded in death by his father, John Johns; mother, Doris Johns; wife, Elizabeth Johns; daughters, Sandra and Cristy; and son, John.
A funeral service to honor and celebrate John’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Baum Carlock Bumgardner Funeral Chapel, 302 W. Hubbard, Mineral Wells, TX 76067. Friends, family, and fellow veterans are invited to pay their respects at the burial, which will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery on Mineral Wells Highway, Weatherford, TX 76088.
John Dewitt Johns will be remembered for his humility, kindness, and unwavering commitment to serving his country. His legacy as a devoted pilot and loving father will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), an organization close to John’s heart, dedicated to supporting disabled veterans and their families.
Please join us in celebrating and honoring the life of John Dewitt Johns. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.