Dr. Henry Dawson Johnson

Obituary Notice

Dr. Henry Dawson Johnson, age 77 died, April 1, 2005. He was born in Little Rock to James Henry and Frances Irene Wooten Johnson.

He served during the Korean War as a U.S. Naval combat corpsman attached to the 3rd Platoon, E CO., 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division.

He attended LR Junior College, Hendrix College and graduated in 1956 from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UAMS with subsequent continuing education in Internal Medicine at Harvard University. He was in private practice as a doctor of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Johnson was on the faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, past Chief-of-Medicine at St. Vincent's, Baptist and Doctor's Hospital. He was a member of the American College of Physicians, AMA, Arkansas Medical Association, Pulaski County Medical Society and the American Society of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Johnson was also an amateur magician. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) Ring #29 since 1953. He served as past president and was honored as a lifetime member of the brotherhood. He preformed at annual IBM national conventions, and locally as well.

Dr. Johnson also was an avid golfer and a founding member of Pleasant Valley Country Club. He also attended Trinity Methodist Church.

On December 21, 1952 in Little Rock he married Lucile Robinson, who preceded him in death in October, 1998. He is survived by his children, Joy Johnson Griffin and her husband, Gary of Little Rock and Matt Johnson and his wife, Angela of Arkadelphia, a brother, James Johnson and his wife, Marie of Hot Springs and his grandchildren, Sam Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Natalee Clark, Sean Johnson and Kyle Johnson.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Ruebel Funeral Home followed by funeral services in the Ruebel Chapel on Monday at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. David Bentley officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will include Dr. Bob Anderson, Mr. Jim Henson, Dr. Ron Hughes, Dr. Ben Johnson, Dr. Bill Jones, all of Little Rock, and Dr. Jim Lytle of Batesville.

The Family would like to thank the team members of the Arkansas Hospice Center at Little Rock for all the loving care and support they bestowed upon Dr. Johnson and his family during his lengthy and trying illness; they were such a God send, a blessing to all of us. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice Center at Little Rock, 6 101 St. Vincent's Circle, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.

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  • Drs. Larry and Joan Nafe
    Roland, Arkansas


  • Bob Boggess
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Joy and Matt, My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I was very sorry to hear how ill Henry was as he was always so good to our family.
    Sherry (Susie) Johnston
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: unisher55@yahoo.com