William Joseph Johnson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 23, 2014.
William, whom his family and friends called Bill was born on April 27, 1928.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents William and Mamie Chavers Johnson, his brother Junior Johnson and sister Ruby Griffis. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gladys Johnson, his stepdaughters Dianne Bryant, Sharon Giraud, and stepson David Shirey; His grandchildren, Jamie Cleckley, Julia Manning, Tori Toms, and Trevor Toms; His great grandchildren, Ashlyn Fuller and William "Billy" Mann. Bill is also survived by his siblings Marie Carnley, Louise Capps, Evelyn Tolbert, Ester Cartwright, Dott Bohannon, Laura Kimmons, Marylee Gilmore, Fred Johnson, Buford Johnson, and Jimmy Johnson; His children Preston Johnson, Wanda Pinter, Daryl Johnson, Shelia Fisher, Dwight Johnson, Ronnie Johnson and Danna Lewalski; His grandchildren Joey, Little Daryl, Donnie, Jessie, Destiny, Misty, Christy, Amy, Staci, Tamala, and Junior.
Bill is a Korean War Veteran. During his time in the service Bill rose to the rank of corporal.
Among his award are the, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and a Bronze Star. Bill received an Honorable discharge on February 24, 1954.
William Joseph Johnson touched the lives of so many. He is loved and will be missed by all.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 12:00 pm until the 2:00 pm funeral service at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Don Neese officiating. Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery in Molino, FL.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 S. Highway 29, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Jan. 25, 2014