Class of 1940

1940 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalClyde Henry Johnson
Clyde Henry Johnson

– 19 years old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Johnson and lives at 722 Grove street, where he has lived since he was born on March 28, 1921.

He has always attended the Perry schools and has participated in athletics and other school activities. For two years he was a member of the boys’ glee club and mixed chorus and for three years he played both right and left end on the high school football team.

Clyde Henry was recently elected Master Counselor of the local chapter of the Order of DeMolay and he is a member of the Football club. He has been moving picture operator in the high school for the past two years. He is also a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 30. His hobby is wood work in manual training. He was a member of the Northern conference football team in 1938-39.

He plans to attend Phillips University in Enid next year but is undecided just what course to take.

Clyde Henry Johnson

March 28, 1921 – July 11, 2004

Clyde H. Johnson, 83, died July 11, 2004 in Sharon, Kansas. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, Attica (KS) Cemetery. Memorial established with Barber County Home Health. Elliott Mortuary, Anthony, KS.

Johnson was born March 28, 1921 to Henry Leonard and Elsie Mae (Crowder) Johnson in Perry, Oklahoma. He graduated from Perry High School in 1940. He and W. Nadine McKeever were married May 16, 1943 and left within a few days to serve in WWII for three years. When he returned he began farming with his father-in-law and they raised a family of 3 children.

Survivors include his wife, Nadine; daughters, Nancy (Darrel) Trantham of Attica, Virginia (Mark) Berg of Wichita; grandchildren, Amy (Wade) Watkins, Andie (Chad) Shook, Shane Broce, Shala (Trevor) Swarm.

Johnson was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Kevin, in 1987.