BUTLER — Glenn R. Johnson of Butler, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, 2013, in Knox Community Hospital.
He was the son of the late Charles and Clara Johnson.
Glenn was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Nashville, and attended school in Lakeville. He married Phyllis Spohn Nov. 24, 1945, and they shared 67 wonderful years together as residents of Butler.
Glenn was a proud veteran of World War II.
Glenn worked at Westinghouse as a laundromat repairman and retired after 39 years in 1980. Glenn and Phyllis also owned and operated Johnson TV and Appliance in Butler from 1953 until 1959. Glenn was also a farmer and loved his farm. He was a member of Three Crosses United Methodist Church, The American Legion and the DAV.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Phyllis; and their three children, Gary (Carolyn) Johnson of Ashland, Randall (Karen) Johnson of Butler and Kathleene (Michael) Wurth also of Butler; grandchildren, Jammie Johnson and her fiancé Pablo Zamora, Julie (Nate) Keipper, Gary Jr. (Melissa) Johnson, Nina Johnson, Sam Bradford, Jon (Gaby) Bradford, Dan (Shannon) Bradford, Ed Johnson, Cindy (Kerry) Ward, Michelle (Ron) Crawford, Betty Johnson, Rob Johnson, Michelle (Dave) Bolles, Joseph Wurth, Hazel (Joseph) Williams, Ashley Wurth, and Andrew Wurth. He is also survived by 38 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Jean) Johnson of Amarillo. Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Pearl and her husband Clayton Korns; two brothers, Harold and his wife Myrna, Tom and his wife Grace; three grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Friends may call Monday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service honoring the life of Glenn R. Johnson will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., in Three Crosses United Methodist Church. Pastors Jon Priebe and Ken Kinley will officiate and burial, with military honors, conducted by Irvin Hiskey Post 535 American Legion will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Clear Fork-Butler Senior Citizens Center or the Worthington Township Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.
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