William H. “Bill” Johnson, 86, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Bill was born May1, 1933 in the community of Goshen to the late Otis and Nell Johnson. He worked in the coal industry for thirty-nine years at Ken Surface, Homestead, AECI, and Amax Coal. He enjoyed bird hunting, reading western stories, UK Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a lifelong member of Goshen United Methodist Church, Jaycees, a mason and a Kentucky Colonel.
Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by four siblings, Margaret Allen, Jessie L. Belcher, Herbert R. Johnson and Donald O. “Cracker” Johnson.
Surviving are his wife of sixty-three years, Barbara G. Johnson of Beaver Dam; two daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Johnson of Owensboro and Sherry Johnson of Elizabethtown; one brother, Walter R. Johnson; special nephew, Steve McKenney (Billi) of Clarkson; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 24, 2019 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Mr. Johnson’s family from 4 – 8 PM Saturday and 10 AM until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the charity of your choice or a simple act of kindness to a stranger by buying them a milkshake. Bill’s favorite was strawberry.
Online condolences may be left for the family of William H. “Bill” Johnson by visiting his memorial page at www.danksfuneralhome.com.
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