Philip “Flip” Johnson

May 7, 1950 - June 10, 2022

Philip Melvin “Flip” Johnson, 72, of Silsbee, died Friday, June 10, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born May 7, 1950, in Beaumont. Flip was a Vietnam War Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient.

Flip retired as a truck driver after over forty-five years of service. He had traveled all over the United States and Canada. Flip enjoyed cars and racing. He was also an avid Astro’s fan and made many memories attending their games. Flip will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and pawpaw.

Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Sharon Johnson; sons, Dustin Wayne Johnson and his wife, Rebecca Berry, of Silsbee and Zachery Dwayne Johnson and his wife, Naomi Bowman, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Jaydn, Braelynn, Jake, Aubree, Rylee, Amberee, and Cru; sister, Sherry Cliffe of San Antonio; brother-in-law, Joe Johnson and his wife, Joyce, of Winnie; niece, Amy Mayfield and her husband, Doug, of San Antonio; and will especially be missed by his faithful four legged canine companion, Yogi.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Mr. Johnson’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Time of Remembrance,  at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment, with military honors, will be 2:15 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Houston National Cemetery, 10420 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Johnson may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • June 15, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Houston National Cemetery
  • 10410, Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX, 77038,
  • June 16, 2022
  • 2:15 pm

Comments (3)

    Joe lopez says:

    Served with Phil my company was about 100 meters from Phil’s, me and Andy (Lurch) Lawrence drove him off post, didn’t see him until a baseball game (gators) years layer were we got caught up with our lives and had a great visit! RIP!

    Mike Dugue says:

    May you Rest in Peace Philip. You were a great child hood friend. So sorry we fell out of touch.

    Cindy Crain says:

    The world lost a hero, husband, father and Pawpaw. Sharon,Dustin and Zac my prayers are with you. Stay close to your Mom she’s going to need you now more than ever. He also created 2 great sons and beautiful grandchildren.

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