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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Clemmeth J. Johnson, 88, of rural Pittsfield, died Sunday evening (July 20, 2014) in his home.

He was born Jan. 26, 1926, in Macoupin County, a son of the late Albert and Elsie Elvira Dugger. He married Shirley Janet Dams Nov. 10, 1946, and she died Jan. 22, 1990. He married Thelma Qualls March 22, 1993, and she died Jan. 14, 2008.

Graduating from Chesterfield High School in 1943, he then entered the U.S. Army, serving in Europe during World War II. He farmed in Macoupin and Pike counties and 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, D.C., June 10, 2010. He was a St. Louis Cardinals 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 and Joshua Edward Johnson; eight great-grandchildren, Abby Springer, Randley Springer, Rhett Springer, Madi Springer, Molly Springer, Reid Springer, Jaxson Johnson and Taylor Miller; three stepgrandchildren, Dawn, Kristen and Eric Crabtree; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Bud (Rosalie) Johnson, of Carlinville.

Preceding him in death were his wives; a sister, Jennie Weger; and four brothers, William, Otto, Ivan and Charles Johnson.

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Pittsfield. Burial with military honors will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Keller Cemetery near Chesterfield.

VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Jaxson Johnson Medical Fund.

ARRANGEMENTS: Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

WEBSITE: www.airsman-hires.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at ww.wwhig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 23 to July 25, 2014
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