Johney A. Verzwyvelt, Jr., also known as “Hippie Johney,” age 67, of Morgan, passed away early Friday morning, March 7, 2014, in a Whitney care facility. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 3:00 P. M., at the Park Plaza Nursing Home in Whitney, Texas. Johney was born March 16, 1946, in Chula Vista, California, a son of the late Johney A. Verzwyvelt, Sr. and Mary Alice VanNewkirk Verzwyvelt. He had lived in Kopperl for several years where he worked as an automotive mechanic. He had no survivors but a very good friend, Mary Katie Archer of Morgan. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian.