Gathel Brandon Johnson, 92, of Big Clifty died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Norton's Hospital Downtown Louisville.
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He was a native of Hardin County, served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was stationed in the Philippines and retired after 30 years of civil service in the Fort Knox motor pool. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Quince and Sally Hatfield Johnson; four sisters, Stella Hart, Corene Terry, Leona Dever and Maudie Calvert; and a stepbrother, Verlin Breeding.
He is survived by his wife, who was his childhood sweetheart for 72 years, Anna Louise Miller; a son, Tony (Charlet) Johnson of Louisville; two daughters, Patsy (Ottie) Tucker of Big Clifty and Bonnie (Danny) Render of Louisville; eight grandchildren, Teddi Underwood, Lee Tucker, Michael Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Troy Johnson, Rodney Render, Todd Render and Melissa Scott; 10 great-grandchildren, Rachel Preston, Austin and Kaylie Johnson, Dylan and McKenna Render, Danielle Anderson, Savannah Scott, Chandler, Cooper and Jackson Render; and four great great-grandchildren, Breanna and Trenton Tucker, Jacob and Aubree Anderson.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. James R. Love officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and continues after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on Aug. 24, 2014