Richard (Dick) Johnson, 71, of Pine, Ariz. died Feb. 25, 2008.
He was born in Sterling, Ill. on July 12, 1936.
He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
Afterward, he became a lifelong professional pilot; first as a Navy carrier pilot and later as a captain with Trans World Airlines.
Johnson was a devoted family man. Together with his beloved wife, Sandy, he looked after his family with strength, guidance and compassion.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandy; son, Rick Johnson; son, Rob Johnson; daughter, Kris Emminger; grandchildren David, Austin, Taylor, KC, and Mikey; and great granddaughters Isabelle and Brooke.
Donations may be made to RTA Hospice & Palliative Care 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.