Maxwell 'Max' Johnson, 75, of Mount Washington, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
He was a Christian and a member of Jock United Baptist Church in Bee Springs, Ky.
Max was preceded in death by his beloved son, Calvin Ray Johnson; his parents, Cal and Shellie Meredith of Bee Springs; siblings, Ralph Johnson John Henry Johnson, Lawrence Johnson, Helen Risen, Willadean Williams, Millie Whittinghill and Patricia Kenwick; and his father-in-law, Ralph King Lutes.
Max is survived by his wife of 42 years, Deborah Lutes Johnson; children, Alex (Tracie) Moore, Paul Moore, Karen (Steve) Hughes, Carrie (Hank) Warren, Tracey (Joseph) Whelan; grandchildren, Tristan, Blaine, Susan, Kyle, Amanda, Ian and Sarah; along with several great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Browning and Juanita Sanders; mother-in-law, Jewell Troutman Lutes; sister-in-law, Patricia Johnson; and a host of nephews, nieces, extended family, loved ones and many friends.
Max spent his life working in the drywall businesses and was the current owner, with his wife, Debbie, of Max Johnson Drywall in Mount Washington. He invented the design tool for custom designed ceilings. He was the owner of Calvin Ray's Live Music in Leitchfield, Ky., after extensive remodeling of the site for his son. Calvin Ray Johnson was a singer who appeared on the local and national Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon numerous times. The building was sold after Calvin's death.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 9, at First Baptist Church in Mount Washington. Burial will follow at the Mount Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home in Mount Washington and after 9 a.m. on Friday at the church.
Published in The Pioneer News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2021.