A member of the Seminole Nation, Raymond Lee Johnson, 59, was active in several American Indian organizations. He was working as a volunteer in the Social Security office with the Older Native American Program. He was a former council member and a past member of the Oklahoma Indian Education Association and held memberships in the National Indian Education Association and the National Congress of American Indians. Johnson was born in Lawton and raised in Wewoka before graduating from Seminole Junior College and East Central University in Ada. His children lived in Shawnee, New Lima, Yukon, Durant, Wewoka, Oklahoma City, and Choctaw. He served in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army and was a member of the 45th Infantry Division of the National Guard.