After an arduous battle with cancer, retired Humble Fire Marshal Clint Johnson died Aug. 11 at his home in Humble at the age of 65. He leaves behind his wife, Teresa Conley Johnson, and his daughters, Amy and Sarah.
Johnson was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Dayton, Texas, to Donald Drue Johnson and Sarah Eloise Cole Johnson, who preceded him in death. He grew up with his brothers, Vern Allen and Jay Dean, in Crosby. After graduating from high school, he met his life-long partner, Teresa, at the age of 18. In 1976, at the age of 22, they married in Highlands, Texas, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church.
Johnson was driven by his passion for firefighting and firefighting apparatus. He was a volunteer fireman for the Crosby Volunteer Fire Department from 1969-1985. After completing his fire certification at the Texas A&M Fire Academy, he began working for the City of Humble in 1985 as one of the first three full-time firefighters. While working as a firefighter, he pursued his life-long passion of restoring antique fire trucks and collecting fire-truck memorabilia. His greatest joy came from driving his fire trucks in the Parade of Lights in Downtown Humble, Galveston Mardi Gras, Houston St. Patrick’s Day, whisking away newlywed firefighters and their spouses, and celebrating children’s birthday parties with a ride around the neighborhood.
Johnson was a member of Humble First United Methodist Church, the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Motorized Firefighting Apparatus of America Gulf Coast Chapter, and the Bluebonnet Tractor Club.
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