Hubert R. "Hub" Johnson, 75
Hubert R. "Hub" Johnson, 75, of Frankfort, IN, died February 19, 2014 at his home. Born January 13, 1939 in Clinton, Indiana to the late John & Margaret (Petak) Johnson. He married Barbara Stevens on November 24, 1978 in Cyclone, Ind. Dr. Johnson received his B.S. in 1961, M.S. in 1965 and his PhD in 1975, all from Purdue University. He was a general manager and consultant in the meat industry for various companies, retiring in January of 2001. He was known by his peers as the "Ham Doctor". Hub was a member of the Flora United Methodist Church and was a board member there. He was awarded the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Certificate of Distinction in 2010. He was also a Farmhouse Fraternity Advisor, Executive Board of the Sagamore Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the John Purdue Club, Masonic Lodge 620 in Sherwood, Ohio and a member of the Shriners.
He is survived by, his wife, Barbara Johnson of Frankfort; 4 daughters, Becky (Rick) Harlow of Lafayette, Beth Johnson of Dallas, GA, Penny Tucker of Flora, Darlene (Scott) Balko of South Lyon, MI; 4 sons, Brad (Janice) Johnson of Acworth, GA, Bryan (Debi) Johnson of Lafayette, Sam (Machelle) Hensley of Bringhurst, Dwight Hensley of Mulberry; brother, Harold "Pete" Johnson of Rockville, 29 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Flora United Methodist Church. Memorial donation may be made to the Purdue Ag Alumni Association; envelopes will be available at the church. Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier on Feb. 20, 2014