Notice regarding Coronavirus...Read More

800-238-ARIA (2742)

Plan Ahead

Konrad Anthony Johnson

March 6, 1954 –
 February 10, 2023

Obituary

Konrad Anthony Johnson, 68, died at Park in Plano Nursing Facility in Plano, TX on February 10, 2023 from a debilitating stroke and diabetic healing complications. Some of you may have known him as Tony.

This is a heart-breaking loss for his remaining family. He is survived by his sister Kimberly Johnson and brother Kraig Johnson. Konrad was preceded in death by: his mother Mary Elizabeth Burgess Johnson, father Wilbur Johnson and family member second cousin Dorothy Pearson.

Born on March 6, 1954 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the first of 3 kids of an Air Force family. He lived part of his life in: Pease AFB NH, and Plattsburgh AFB, NY. Konrad also called home these places home: Englewood, OH; Warner-Robbins, GA; Dallas, TX and Garland, TX.

Konrad was a man molded by his military family up bringing. He was raised in a home where and “yes sir” and “yes mam” often said and manners were expected. Konrad shaped himself through his love of people, education, history and religion. He was and extravert. He loved meeting new people and talking with them about their lives and his experiences. It was not unusual to see him speak to people working in a restaurant, a repair shop, a department store, an elevator, a grocery store, a hallway in a school, in a bus or where ever he would be. He loved delivering and receiving pun jokes.

Konrad enjoyed people interaction. His life was filled with positions that let him serve people. He was a high school football player, a teacher, a sales associate, a retail cashier, an administrative assistant, a government contract specialist, a camp counselor, a clown, a choir member, a bilingual acquaintance, a bible study leader and a good friend. He liked volunteering to help others in the neighborhood and church. Konrad enjoyed teaching middle school kids.

Konrad studied Spanish in school and learned Portuguese from friends. He was known for greeting people, sometimes in their language, and teasing them to sometimes make them smile or laugh.

Konrad loved travelling by car across the United States to meet with family and friends. He liked watching football, hockey, game shows and wrestling. Konrad like to sing and play his guitar. He was smart, kind and protective of my sister and me growing up.

For all to know, it has been tough to say good bye to our brother. Konrad was a wonderful brother and we were blessed to have had him in our lives. Kimberly and I will miss him.

Konrad requested to be cremated and not to have a memorial service. Memorial contributions are welcome to the American Diabetes Association.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

214-306-6700

 

    Pat Wasch
    22 Feb 2023
    5:42pm

    Such beautiful words written about Tony. He was such a special person. I remember running into him in Columbus about 4 years after we were out of school. He gave me the biggest smile and hug that day. We later reconnected on FB and got to share our Christian faith with each other. He is definitely singing in heaven today!!! I’m sure his passing has left a huge whole in your family. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and Kim. Pat Shand Wasch.

      Kraig A Johnson
      25 Feb 2023
      7:48pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts about our brother. It helps us.

    Jeri Fox
    22 Feb 2023
    5:57pm

    Kraig and Kim,
    Dick and I are very sorry to learn of Tony’s passing.
    Seems like just yesterday we were all kids at Northmont.
    Konrad connected with me on FB a few times recently.
    I appreciated reading your lovely tribute.
    Warmly,
    Jeri Harlow Fox

      Kraig Johnson
      26 Feb 2023
      4:17pm

      Thank you Jeri and I wish you success in the years ahead.
      Sincerely,
      Kraig

    Sherry Johnson Kinsman
    22 Feb 2023
    7:03pm

    Kraig & Kim, Tony brought many smiles to many people. He definitely was a people person. The tribute described him to a tee! We all will feel a great loss with his passing. Love & prayers for both of you in the days ahead. Love, Sherry

      Kraig Johnson
      26 Feb 2023
      4:19pm

      Thank you Sherry and I wish you and your family success in the years ahead. Sincerely, Kraig

    Carol Brandon
    22 Feb 2023
    8:59pm

    I learned a lot of things I never knew about Tony. Wish I could have talked to him more. We had some common interests.
    So glad I got this new information.
    My best wishes, kim and Kraig, to both of you.
    Love,

    Carol Brandon

      Kraig Joshnson
      26 Feb 2023
      4:24pm

      Thank you Carol for your kind words. I am happy you got to meet Tony and know what you do now. Thank you for you wishes and we wish you success in your years ahead.
      Sincerely,
      Kraig

    Sue Gehrt
    22 Feb 2023
    11:25pm

    Kraig and Kim, so sorry for the loss of your brother Tony. I have many fond memories of growing up around the corner from your family and playing touch football in the road in front of your house and swimming at the pool. 🙏 for your family.

    Sue Auvil Gehrt

      Kraig Johnson
      26 Feb 2023
      4:27pm

      Thank you for being a great friend. Those are fond memories for us too. We wish you and your family success in the coming years.
      Sincerely,
      Kraig

    Kash
    25 Feb 2023
    11:03pm

    My sincere condolences. May God wrap Kraig and Kim in His arms of complete comfort.

    Kash

      Kraig Johnson
      26 Feb 2023
      4:15pm

      Thank you Kash.

    Imani Constance Burnett
    25 Feb 2023
    11:33pm

    Dearest Cousins,
    I mourn the passing of Tony with you. We were fortunate to grow up together within a loving, caring, fortunate family. I treasure the memories I have of us laughing and playing together at your parents homes in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Plattsburgh, New York and Englewood,Ohio and in my parents home in Philadelphia, PA. My heart smiles knowing Tony has family to welcome him to heaven – our parents, Aunt Kay, Uncle Bert, Uncle Fred, Uncle Al Price, Sweet Dottie and a host of other relatives who loved him. Praying for Tony to rest in peace and Power. Love and light, Imani Constance

      Kraig Johnson
      26 Feb 2023
      4:07pm

      Thank you Imani. We are blessed to have you, our relatives and your family in our lives.

    Joy Gascho McPherson
    26 Feb 2023
    6:28am

    Kim and Kraig, I’m thankful to have grown up with your precious family in our neighborhood, school and church. I send my deep condolences to you both as you mourn the loss of your brother. I remember Tony as outgoing, laughing, always ready to engage in conversation, and friendly to everyone he met. May God hold you in his arms and give you comfort that only He can.
    Blessings,
    Joy

      Kraig Johnson
      26 Feb 2023
      4:13pm

      Thank you Joy. I think I can say that we are grateful to have know you, your parents, siblings and the members of Happy Corner Church of the Brethren. We appreciate your thoughts.

    Warren Hopson
    26 Feb 2023
    8:46pm

    Dear Craig and Kim,
    Our prayers and love and condolences are sent to comfort you two and the family on Tony’s transition to be with the savior. Our time with your family in Dayton was a blessing that Carolyn and Jan shared with us. Tony was mostly gone then and we only spent Wilbur, Bettye, Dottie, Craig and Kim time. We are thankful for those fun times together and wish you all the best and brightest favor in your futures. Much love!
    Warren and Arvia Hopson

      Kraig Johnson
      13 Mar 2023
      9:02pm

      Thank you Warren and Arvia for your kind words and thoughts.

    Warren Hopson
    26 Feb 2023
    8:55pm

    Dear Craig and Kim,
    Our prayers and love and condolences are sent to comfort you two and the family on Tony’s transition to be with the savior. Our time with your family in Dayton was a short blessing that Carolyn and Jan shared with us. We mostly spent Wilbur, Bettye, Dottie, Craig and Kim time. Wish we had known Tony more. Warren and Arvia Hopson

    Janinah Burnett
    26 Feb 2023
    11:25pm

    May God rest cousin Tony’s beautiful soul. Sending love from NYC.
    Most sincerely,

    Janinah

    Marilyn Johnson
    1 Mar 2023
    3:28pm

    Dear Cousin,
    You are gone too soon. Rest with God.

    Love,
    Marilyn Denise

      Kraig Johnson
      13 Mar 2023
      9:06pm

      Thank you Marilyn.

    Kraig Johnson
    13 Mar 2023
    9:05pm

    Thank you Janinah for your caring. We are OK at this time. You are a good cousin.

Leave A Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Testimonials

R. Driver
Read More
"Excellent customer service, they made you feel like you were their only customer. Very helpful and explained what we should expect during the process. They basically took care of our needs during this time. They contacted DFW National Cemetery for us which made it a smooth experience. Definitely will use them again."
K. Barker
Read More
"I was amazed how professional the team at Aria Funeral Preston Dallas Texas are. They guided me through the process and my options of their services that they offered for my mother. They are compassionate, caring, calm, good listener, efficient and did an excellent job! Thank you!"
R. Woll
Read More
"If I could give 6 stars I would. Aria made a difficult easier to deal with by basically taking care of everything in an efficient but very empathetic manner. I can speak highly enough of Dusty Martin, who helped us with all of the planning and logistics. He was incredibly understanding and helpful."
Angel M.
Read More
"Nothing prepares you for the grief you go through when losing a child. I called this funeral home at 2:00 am broken and could barely talk. The amount of compassion and empathy they showed me immediately let me know I found the right place to cremate my son. I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism, SINCERE concern, and commitment to making sure my son was honored in the most respectful way. I hope this Funeral home values her as much as my family and I do."
McGee Family
Read More
"Wayne and Staff, thank you for taking care of the arrangements for our mom, Exter McGee and our dad, Philip McGee. You have been great to work with during such a difficult time."
Elledge Family
Elledge Family
Read More
"On behalf of my family, I wanted you to know how much we appreciate your handling of my husband's final arrangements. Wayne Baxter assisted & guided us through the entire process with such care & compassion. Don't know what we would have done without him! Sincerely, Colleen Elledge"
The Peterson Family
The Peterson FamilyYelp! Review - Northwest Highway 5-Stars
Read More
"I can’t say enough about how helpful and professional Dusty Martin, the funeral director at the Aria Cremation location on NW Highway has been. From my initial call, he was kind and informative. My friend died at home while on hospice and she was picked up in about an hour after receiving the call from the hospice nurse. The person who arrived to pick her up was also very professional/respectful and allowed us to take as much time with her as we wished. When I met with Dusty the next day about arrangements, he explained the process and options available without being pushy or trying to “sell” extras. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and, for example, was careful to be certain I understood the cost of the obituary I wanted and offered some options for reducing that cost if I wished. When I stopped by for another reason and started talking about some of the problems I was having with the pictures and media I hoped to use at a memorial lunch I was planning, he not only listened patiently but offered technology advice and let me use his personal media player. I have had experience arranging cremations for four others using two other local companies, and this experience with Dusty at Aria has been by far the best one I have had."
Paula Barnes
Paula BarnesGoogle Review
Read More
"My Daddy’s service and our family experience at Aria Northwest Highway was truly blessed. Funeral Director Dustin Martin is the kind of person that you would like to see on a more regular basis – but in his industry – you hope to not see him that often. That being said – THANK YOU DUSTIN for your unending kindness, compassion and friendship through the process. Meeting you and discussing Dallas History, Find A Grave and my Dad’s lifelong contributions to the great City of Dallas was simply wonderful! In memory of my dad James A. Dodd, Sr. – I want to personally thank you and let you know that you made everything better in that moment. Your calling to “Be There” is spot on. Aria has a one in a million guy in you! Bling Blinky of TEXAS Shout Out: God Bless You!!"
Previous
Next

Get In Touch

Locations

Immediate Attention

Contact Us

Preston Road

“George Bush at Preston”

Aria - Northwest Highway

“5 Miles East of Hillcrest Memorial Park / Lake Highlands”

Funeral Homes Irving Tx: Aria Cremation

“Belt Line Road at 183”

Fannin Memorial Gardens

Veterans Funeral Services

Darst Funeral Home

Search Obituaries

Important Information

  1. If death has occurred and or is imminent, please call the Aria location nearest you.

    PRESTON ROAD
    214.306.6700

    NORTHWEST HIGHWAY
    214.340.8008

    BELTLINE ROAD
    972.607.4400

  2. Click here to Download the Cremation Forms.
  3. Have the cremation authorization form notarized
  4. Fax the forms back to us at:
    • NW Highway
      214-340-8009
    • Preston Rd.
      972-526-7410
    • Belt Line Rd.
      972-573-1008
 

Additional Information