PITTSFIELD - Clemmeth J. Johnson, 88, of rural Pittsfield, passed away Sunday evening July 20, 2014, at his home.
He was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Macoupin County the son of the late Albert and Elsie Elvira Dugger. He married Shirley Janet Dams Nov. 10, 1946, she preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 1990. He married Thelma Qualls March 22, 1993, and she preceded him Jan. 14, 2008.
Graduating from Chesterfield, Ill. High School in 1943, he then entered the US Army, serving in Europe in during World War II. He farmed in Macoupin and Pike Counties, was a truck driver for King Milling Co. /United Feed for 22 years. He worked as a dozer operator for Ronald Johnson Construction, and had also worked as a school bus driver for the Carlinville schools.
He loved to square-dance and was a member of clubs in Macoupin, Jersey and Pike Counties. He was a Baptist, a proud Veteran and member of the Pittsfield American Legion, and was honored to be chosen for the second Honor Flight to Washington DC June 10, 2010. He was a St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed old country music, and flowers.
Surviving are his children, Ronald Wayne Johnson Sr. of Rockport, Sharon (Ronald) Springer of Pittsfield, and C. Ed (Marlene) Johnson of Quincy; five grandsons, Ronald Wayne Johnson Jr., Randall Trent Springer, Ryan Lee Springer, Jonathan Dean Johnson, Joshua Edward Johnson; eight great-grandchildren, Abby Springer, Randley Springer, Rhett Springer, Madi Springer, Molly Springer, Reid Springer, Jaxson Johnson, Taylor Miller; three step grandchildren, Dawn, Kristen, Eric Crabtree; and five step great-grandchildren.