Virgil E. Johnson

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Virgil E. Johnson, age 82, of 1921 Hwy. 1804, Williamsburg, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday Sept. 5 at his residence. Virgil was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Patrick Johnson; sisters, Verily Paul and Martha Johnson; brother, William Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vicki Johnson; children, Scott Addis of New Mexico, Randy Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Robert Johnson of London, Kentucky, Greg Johnson of Tempe, Arizona, Deborah Bower of Widefield, Colorado, Brian Butler of California, Kris Tyler of Williamsburg, Kentucky and Shawn Tyler of Williamsburg, Kentucky; brother, R.L. Litten of Carpentersville, Illinois; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Virgil was retired from the United States Army with 22 years of service. He attained the rank of Sergeant Major (E-9). Virgil proudly served his country and was recognized for his service with many decorations and medals. He received the National Defense Service Medal, The Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Meritorious Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Virgil also served four years in the United States Air Force. After his military career he worked for and later retired from Budweiser. Virgil was a lifetime member of V.F.W., lifetime member of D.A.V., lifetime member of American Legion, life member of retired enlisted association, and he was a member of New Zion Baptist Church of Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Llewellyn Funeral Home Chapel in Jellico, with Pastor Darrell Hurst and Robert Van Keuren officiating. Interment was in Douglas Cemetery at Wooldridge.
Llewellyn Funeral Home, of Jellico, was in charge of arrangements.

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Published in LaFollette Press on Sept. 13, 2018
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