A private service will be held for Cecil Walter "Johnny" Johnson, 97, who passed away in Paradise on April 26, 2013. Cecil was born March 17, 1916 in Tulia, TX to John R. and Vergia Herrod Johnson. Cecil served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945. He married Ruth O. Watt on August 27, 1952 in Carson City, NV and they were married for 40 years.
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Cecil worked for the Southern Pipe Trade Union for 28 years. After retiring he moved to Paradise in 1978. He built 3 homes in Paradise, one of which he lived in until he moved into a nursing home for a short time. He loved to fish, hunt and read until he lost his eye sight.
Cecil's wife, Ruth, and daughter, Karen, both preceded him in death. He is survived by 3 step-children and 3 grandchildren. He was full of knowledge and was dearly loved and will be missed.
Arrangements entrusted to the Neptune Society of Northern CA, Chico Branch.
Published in Paradise Post from May 4 to June 3, 2013