Lee Decator Johnson, 85, son of Travis Decator and Ethel Mae Johnson, was born Oct. 23, 1918, at Raymondville. He died April 30, 2004, at Alta Loma, Calif., a neighboring city near his Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., home for the last 30 years.He graduated from Split Limb and Possom Trot schools and served in the U.S. Armed Forces in both the Navy and Air Force. In World War II, he was part of the Berlin Airlift. Among his awards were the prestigious Air Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He retired after 20 years of service to his country.The Johnson family lived in many places around the world, returning to California at his military retirement. He was a California corrections officer, retiring after 17 years.Not content to sit at home, he became a licensed in real estate and was an active member of the Shriners and Masons. He enjoyed golf, traveling abroad, watching football and playing cards.He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Genevieve Johnson Rell; and wife of 30 years, Yasuko “”Judy”” Johnson.Surviving are his son, Charles Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter, Linda Mae Johnson Roberts of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Boone Creek Cemetery with his cousins Jim McColgin and Bob Farrar Jr., officiating. “

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