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Kenneth Lee Johnson, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joy Etta Cox Johnson.
Kenneth was born on November 26, 1937, in Richmond, and was the son of John Walker Johnson and Eva Lee "Doolie" Roberts Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death. He retired from Rainbow Bread Company after 30 years of service, and was a member of Union City Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He had been a Native American enthusiast all of his life, and enjoyed collecting and making artifacts. He loved nature and wildlife, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Kenneth Lee Johnson, Jr. (Debra), of Richmond; three daughters, Rose Anne Johnson Rule, of Berea, Tammy Elizabeth Johnson Brinegar (Robert), of Winchester, and Donna Patrice Cruse, of Lexington; two step-sons, Jerry Noland and Jimmy Noland, both of Richmond; one step-daughter, Terri Clark Boggs (Sandy), of Lexington; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Alberta Powell Johnson; an infant son; a son, Deron Welch Johnson; a step-daughter, Melissa Edington; three brothers, Conrad Wayne Johnson, Bobby Lynn Johnson, and David Alan Johnson.
Funeral service for Kenneth Johnson will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Closterman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Rhodus, Neil Rhodus, Jessie Cocanougher, Nate Johnson, Aaron Johnson, Ian Johnson, Jeremy Cocanougher, and Jase Cocanougher.
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Published on May 1, 2017
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