Francis W. JOHNSON

Francis W. "Hank" Johnson

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Francis W. "Hank" Johnson, 80, died at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his home in Springfield.

He was born in Quincy, the son of Benjamin and Myrtle Johnson. He married Carla F. DeVerger in 1958, and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Edith Spohr; and three brothers: Ray, James and Eldon Johnson.

Hank was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He later joined the Air National Guard and worked as a full-time technician at the 183rd Fighter Wing, retiring as a Lt. Col. with more than 31 years total military service.

He is also survived by two sons, Gregory and Edward Johnson, both of Springfield; one granddaughter, Kala Johnson of Springfield; three grandsons: Kyle Johnson of Springfield, and Sean and Zachary Johnson, both of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Joanne Maas of Camp Point; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside Ceremony: Noon, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.

The family of Francis W. "Hank" Johnson is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

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Funeral Home

Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home
900 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-4646

Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 7, 2014