Funeral service for William Arthur "Candy Man" Johns, 86, will be Tuesday at 2:00 pm at Usrey Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Harvey Bowlin and Rev. Douglas Johns will officiate and burial will follow in Pine Hill Memorial Park. His family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 pm at Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega. Mr. Johns passed away June 29, 2013 at Citizens BMC. Mr. Johns was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega. He was a self employed businessman known as the "Candy Man". He began his business in 1956 and retired in 2003. He was a U.S. WWII Navy Veteran and was a member of Trinity Lighthouse Church of God. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Jewell C. Johns, daughter, Tammy E. Johns and son Kenneth Johns, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, sisters, Maudie Melon and Louise Rash and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Johns is preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Cooley, 2 grandchildren, 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Pallbearers will be Craig Cozad, Tyler Johns, Erwin Thornton, Randy Thornton, Rodney Thornton, and David Jones. Online condolences may be sent to www.usreyfuneralhome.com Usrey Funeral Home, Talladega, will direct the service.
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Published in The Daily Home on July 2, 2013