Rojer Washee Johnson, Sr., also known as ‘Bear,’ passed away on August 20, 2023, at the age of 57 in Okmulgee. Rojer was born on November 10, 1965, in Bowling Green, Ky. to Martha (Washee) Johnson and the late Keeper J. Johnson, Sr.
Bear was a fun-loving individual who cherished his family and had a deep passion for athletics. He was an avid sportsman in his younger years. During his time at Morris High School, he was the quarterback on the 1983 Morris Championship Football team. Bear loved to reminisce about his high school football days with his buddies and coaches.
Professionally, Bear embarked on a successful career as a journeyman lineman. He dedicated 21 years of his life to East Central Electric, where he used his skill
Rojer ‘Bear’ Washee Johnson, Sr.
and expertise, all while making lifelong friends along the way.
Bear was a member of Belvin Baptist Church, where he found solace and strength. His faith was an important aspect of his life, and it brought him comfort and guidance.
In his free time, Bear loved riding his Harley around Morris and spending quality time with his friends. He valued their companionship and enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.
Bear was preceded in death by his father and brother Jeffery Linn Johnson.
Bear is survived by his mother, Martha Johnson; his sons, Rojer Washee Johnson, II and wife Leona, and Dallas Blake Johnson; his stepdaughters, Nikki Day and Brittany Pope; his brother, Keeper (Kip) Johnson, Jr and wife Kim; and his sister, Missy Blackeagle, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit the funeral home Thursday, August 24, 2023, from 2-6 p.m. A wake service will begin at 7 p.m. at Belvin Baptist Church.
A funeral service will be held Friday, August 25, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Morris to honor and celebrate Bear’s life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Morris Athletic Program in memory of Rojer “Bear” Johnson.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Bear’s tribute page at www.mcclendon-winters.com.