Joyce Brandon "J.B." Johns

BRANDENBURG - Johns, Joyce Brandon "J.B." 82 years young, of Brandenburg, KY, was peacefully carried away by angels on Tuesday, January 29, 2012, at Nortons Hospital in Louisville, KY.

J.B. retired from General Electric with 35 years service and formerly worked for the West Point water district for many years He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Ramona Jean Johns; his second wife of six years, Bette Zirnheld; and a sister, Glora Dean Noe.

J.B. is survived by a sister, Virginia Hester, Shepherdsville, KY; five children, Cindy (Buddy) Greer, Debra (Paul) Hollingsworth, Edward (Tammy) Johns, Larry (Debbie) Johns and Les (Paula) Johns; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a very dear friend, Mary Ann Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013, from the Lincoln Trail Christian Church, 507 Valley View Drive, Irvington, KY, 40146, with Rev. David Buckham, officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Meeting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in East View, KY. Visitation will be held at the church from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Online condolences may be left at: www.hagerfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 31, 2013