JOHNSON, William Donald "Bill"Age 70, a resident of Tallassee, AL, died March 17, 2009. He was born May 14, 1938. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Camp Hill, AL, with Rev. Richard Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by a sister, Patty Bridges; sons, William Donald Robin Johnson, Jr. and Brandon Jarrod Johnson (Amy); stepsons, Kyle Carpenter (Robyn) and Chris Mack; nieces, Jonette Munger (Richard) and Christina Kieffer (Eric); and grandchildren, Matthew & Caleb Carpenter, and Parker Johnson. Bill was a songwriter and musician, whose career in country music spanned 58 years. He played steel guitar for artists such as Red Sovine, George Jones and Marty Robbins. His song, "A Wound Time Can't Erase" was recorded by over 150 artists. He will be sadly missed. JEFFCOAT-LINVILLE FUNERAL HOME, (334) 283-6801.
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Published in The Tennessean on Mar. 21, 2009