Howard T. Johnson

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Howard T. Johnson

Howard T. Johnson 88, of rural Jasonville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. Howard was born in Gilmore, Ind. on March 11, 1925, the son of the late Charles A. and Thelma R. (West) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was an avid fisherman, woodworker, euchre player, coin collector and mushroom hunter. Howard and Catherine wintered in Florida for 20 years until failing health prevented traveling. Mr. Johnson retired from Pfizer in 1981 after 33 years of service and was a United States Marine Veteran serving during WW II in the Pacific Theater.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Roger K. Johnson.

Howard is survived by his wife of 67 years, Catherine R. (Dickerson) Johnson; children, Paula (Don) Reed of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Cathy (Bob) Gorby of Terre Haute, Nancy (Bob) Padgett of Jasonville and Derry D. Johnson of Bloomington. Other survivors include grandchildren, Anne (Ron) McRae, Chris (Fayeann) Reed, Gordon (Tammy) Reed, Amy Kreider, James (Jenny) Reed, Catherine (Allen) Arney, Erin McCammon, Rachel (Joe) Loeffel, Richard (Jenni) Johnson, Jessica (Jason) Bell, Audrey (Trent) Myers, Emily (Matt) Mejean and 23 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Lebanon Baptist Church 2 p.m. (6862 Indiana 59, Midland) with Mr. Bill Ansorge officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. till the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church or Southern Care Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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