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AUBURNDALE - Mr. John Alfred Johnson, age 86 a resident of Auburndale passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Lakeland Regional due to pneumonia.
Mr. Johnson was born September 10, 1926 in Cairo, Georgia to Julius Watson and Laura Mae (Meadows) Johnson. He and his wife have been Polk County residents since 1960 coming from Georgia. He was a retired delivery man for Borden's Dairy after 14 years. He also retired in 1991 from the City of Auburndale as the Public Works Director. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Auburndale, served on the Auburndale City Commission for several years and volunteered for the Auburndale Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, friends & family. Mr. Johnson also served in the Merchant Marines.
He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his loving family; wife of 66 years, Dorothy Johnson; son, Larry (Pam) Johnson; & daughter, Yvonne (Jim) Roberts all of Auburndale; 2 brothers, Dewey Gene Johnson of Englis, FL., & Wiliford Reese (Lynn) Johnson of Cairo, GA.; 3 granddaughters, Amber Johnson of Auburndale, Heather Roberts of Orlando, & Hollie Roberts of Auburndale.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Kersey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Auburndale Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6:00 til 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Published in Ledger from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2013