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Phillip L. Johnson Sr., 85, of Fairview, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 7, 2016) at his residence.
He was born March 26, 1931, in Morgantown, a son of the late Henry and LouVerna Johnson.
Phillip was a union dry waller, painter and finisher. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan during the Korean War.
He was a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous, whom he regarded as his second family. He loved to fish and spend time with his family and his four-legged companion Toby, who is still living at home. He also attended Noah's Ark Church.
Survivors include eight children, Phillip Leroy Jr. (Myra) of Hutchinson, Robert Lee Johnson of Fairview, Mary Ellen Perkins of Monongah, Ronald Henry Johnson (Christina) of Morgantown, Kevin Leroy Johnson (Charlescina) of Texas, Cheryl Ann Flint (Chuck) of Monongah, Richard Lee Johnson (Lisa) of Romney, and Carol Sue Ashley of Fairview; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Boyles and Charmaine Holmes both of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by his wife Betty Irene Johnson on Jan. 3, 2009, seven brothers and one sister.
Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday at the Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Delas Stuzen officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont where full military graveside honors will be rendered by the Marion County Veterans Council.
The family would like to extend a thank you to all of the staff of Amedysis Hospice for their care.
Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com.
Published on September 9, 2016
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