Rodger Lee Johnson, 66 of Big Island, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at his residence. The world has lost the best person that ever lived, the best husband, the best father and a friend to everyone. He died peacefully at home with his family surrounding him. He was born on Saturday, Sept. 22, 1945 in Bedford County, a son of the late Harden Hoston Johnson, Jr. and Lockie Hackworth Johnson. He was also preceded in death by a son, David House. He was a retired employee of Colemen Adams Construction and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Surviving is his loving wife of thirty-four years, Becky Johnson; sons, Rodger L. Johnson, Jr. of Minnesota, Wayne House and wife, Kathy of Front Royal; daughter, Rona House and companion, Jeff Spinner, of Goode, Lockie Orange and husband, Jay of Huddleston, Crystal Johnson of Big Island and fiance, Chris Orange, brothers, William Johnson of Prince George, Steve Johnson and wife, Cindy of Hurt; sister, Louise Turner of Hopewell; brother-in-law, Gene Smith and wife, Diane; thirteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one nephew, special friends, Danny Coffee, Barbara and Cary Dillon. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider Carilion Bedford Hospice, P. O. Box 985, Bedford, VA 24523. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at 1 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Wayne Murphy and Rev. Bob Sowder officiating. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford and other times at the residence.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2012