Henry L. "Hank" Johnson December 27, 1924 – November 27, 2012 Hank was born on December 27, 1924, in Wallins Creek, Kentucky to James Henry and Era Belle Johnson. After a brief illness, Hank went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 27, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado. Hank grew up in Oak Creek, Colorado and was married there on November 3, 1946, to the love of his life, Helen Louise Zulevich. He served his country in WWII as a tail gunner in the U. S. Army Air Corp. After his service in the military, Hank and his family had the opportunity to move to Grand Junction, CO, where he was employed as an electromechanic for the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement. He loved living in Grand Junction and resided here for 50 years. Upon retirement, he owned and operated "Hank's Garage". He enjoyed using his mechanical skills fixing cars and interacting with people. He always loved playing guitar and singing country music and frequently played in local bands and performing with his sister, Carol. He was an avid reader and in his latter years took up painting. Hank is survived by his daughters, Margie (Neil) Peters of Centennial, CO, and Barbara (Stan) Muhr of Grand Junction, CO; his brother, Eddy (Phyllis) Johnson of Billings, MT, and sister, Carol Rose Crain of Meeker, CO. He has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Teddy Johnson, and Cecil Johnson and sister, Edith Shrader. Services will he held on Friday, December 7, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. In lieu of flowers any memorial contributions may be sent to Roice-Hurst Humane Society.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2012