Dale Hughes Johnson

Dale  Johnson

Dale Hughes Johnson, 82, passed away on April 9, 2015 at the Light Heart Memory Care Home in Houston, Texas. 

Born in Glenville, MN.  He was the son of Sophus and Gladys Johnson.  He attended Luther College from 1950-51 before enlisting in the United States Army.  Where he was stationed in Korea, serving as a Military Police Officer.  He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1953, and remained in the Army reserves until 1959.  A graduate of Iowa State University in 1955, with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

After serving as a business consultant in Chicago, IL, Dale worked for Ryder Truck Lines in Jacksonville, FL and Helms Express Trucking Co. in Harrisburg, PA.  He moved his family to Houston, TX in 1972 to purchase a foreign car dealership.  In 1977, he established Houston Auto Air where he worked until retiring at in December 2014.

Dale loved dogs, classical music and college sports (especially women’s basketball).  He was an avid supporter of conservative politics.

He is survived by: sister, Carmen Epley; daughters Karan Shumate and Jennifer McGinnis; son Peter Johnson; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his son, Eric A Johnson,

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591.