He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Illinois Central Railroad where he worked as a Blacksmith and Welder.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Castleman Johnson of Benton; one daughter, Janice K. Howard of Benton; one son, Kenneth Bruce Johnson of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one brother, Richard Clark Johnson of Paducah; one sister, Judith Ann Johnson of Ledbetter; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and his parents were Henry Ford Johnson and Frances Lucille Niekirk Johnson.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 15, at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Rev. Ben Northcutt officiated burial will followed.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Lourdes Hospice, 2855 Jackson Street, Paducah, KY 42003 or Oakland United Methodist Church, 8863 U.S Highway 68 West, Benton, KY 42025.