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William R. "Bill" Johnson


03/12/1951 - 02/10/2015 Obituary
William R. Johnson, "Bill" was born on March 12, 1951 to William and Edna Johnson in Bakersfield, California. He passed away at his home in Gold Beach, Oregon on February 10, 2015.
Bill grew up in Weedpatch and graduated from Arvin High School in 1969. He worked in the auto parts industry for many years. Some of his favorite activities included spending time with his family, playing fast pitch softball, coaching at GBA, reminiscing with old friends, singing to the radio and watching his granddaughter play sports.
Bill is survived by his wife Donna, son Brian(Tricia), granddaughter Mackenzie, brothers Alan(Gail); Wayne(Sandy), sisters Marie(Larry); Edie(Joe) and many nieces and nephews. His parents and his sister Virginia preceded him in death.
He will be remembered for his love of family, generosity, friendship and his love for his dogs. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A burial service will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery with a reception to follow at Emerald Cove Park(Hageman/Patton).
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 24, 2015
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