Ray Johnson

Obituary of Ray Johnson

Ray Alfred Johnson of Campbellsville died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home.   He was 94 years, 3 months and 4 days of age.

Ray was born in Taylor County on September 29, 1923 to the late Pellie Thomas and Sarah Eliza Barnett Johnson.    He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II,  a local farmer and  he had served his community well as a constable for many years.  In his spare time enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling and The Price is Right.   He had made a profession of faith and was a member of Elk Horn Baptist Church.    

Besides his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his brothers, Willie, Elmer, Edward and Leonard Johnson as well as a sister, Fannie Pritchard and son-in-law, Samuel R. Cox and grandson, Jeremy Perkins. 

He was survived by his wife of 71 years, Frances Myers Johnson of Campbellsville and their children, Joyce Cox, Dannie Johnson and Kathy Perkins all of Elk Horn and Roger Johnson of Campbellsville.   Also surviving are his grandchildren, Melissa Siekierke, Cheryl Finn, Michael Cox, Andrea Johnson, Chris Johnson, April Tucker and Andy Johnson, ten great-grandchildren and one brother, Dewey Johnson of Louisville and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Ray Alfred Johnson will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Rafferty officiating.    Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery with casket bearers being Andy Johnson, Joe Knifley, Ralph Mings, Johnnie Parker, Tyler Cox, Corey Milby and Tanner Finn.

The family request visitation between the hours of 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to be contributions to the funeral expense and may be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.