Elwood W.L. "Woody" Johnson Sr.

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Elwood "Woody" W.L. Johnson Sr.

Elwood "Woody" W.L. Johnson Sr., of Milton, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012, a few days prior to his 91st birthday, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, DE.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah, of 56 years; his mother and father Thomas and Mollie Johnson of Milton; and his brother Paul of Seaford.

At the time of his retirement, he worked for American Original Seafood in Cannon, DE. After retirement he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He is survived by a daughter Mary Catherine Hopkins and her husband The Honorable John R. (Jack) Hudson of Milton; a son Elwood (Bill) W.L. Johnson Jr. and his wife Karen of Milton; daughter Lesia Kim Hutcheson and husband Gary of Ordinary, VA; granddaughter Jessica Hammond and her husband Kyle of Selbyville; grandson John A. Hopkins III and his wife Dawn of Milton; great-grandson Justin Hopkins and his friend Alison of Milton; and a great-grandson Izaak Hopkins of Milton.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday November 27, at 11 am in the chapel of Short Funeral Services Milton, DE, where a viewing will be held Monday November 26, from 6 to 8 pm. Interment will be in Zion Church Cemetery, Route 16 Milton, DE.

The family would sincerely like to thank all of the Delaware Hospice staff, especially Renea, Charlotte, Debbie, Ashley, and Chaplain Virgil. Contributions can be made to: Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Zion Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Richard Sapp, 12698 Union Street Extended Milton, DE 19968.

Published in The News Journal on Nov. 24, 2012
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