Ken Johnson

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Ken Johnson beloved husband, father, friend went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 16, 2013. Ken is survived by wife Donna, daughter Jessica, son Wesley, sister Jill Woods (Doug) and his brother Ron Johnson (Brenda). He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ernest "Rip" and Sarah Jo. Among Ken's greatest accomplishments were his many friends. Too many to name individually, but they include his brothers and sisters at Trinity United Methodist, fraternity brothers at the University of Alabama, friends from the neighborhood, his golf buddies, his many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and business associates. Ken's love and kindness were not only related to those listed above. On a regular basis, Ken could be found ministering to members of the community. If a hammer or a chainsaw was needed, Ken could be counted on to help. He best exemplified James admonition: "to show me your faith by your works". Ken was born on November 23, 1957 in Anniston, Alabama. He grew up in Lincoln, Alabama where he attended Lincoln High School and was a star football, basketball and baseball player. Ken attended the University of Alabama from 1976-1980. It was here that he met the then Donna Clements, his loving wife of 30 years. He was in the pipe and steel business for 32 years and the people business for 55. In Ken's short 55 years, he touched the lives of many. Ken was a member of his church board, a leader among the Beta Theta Pi fraternity alumni, and a board member at Hoover Country Club. Ken was happiest when he was with his family, on the golf course, in a tree stand, standing over a grill, or in the Alabama football stadium. Ken was notorious for his "20 minute projects" that often involved do-it-yourself fixer uppers, inevitably lasting many times longer than anticipated. He was there at a moment's notice for any friend in need of anything from help with a dead car battery to organizing a meal for those suffering a loss. Ken was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be dearly missed by all that he knew. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood, Alabama.
Published in The Daily Home on Mar. 19, 2013
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