The Richmond Register


March 15, 2013

Roy Johnson, 94

Formerly of Richmond

RICHMOND — Roy Johnson of Lee County, Va., was born in Richmond, Ky., on Wednesday, September 4, 1918, and went to meet the Lord on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the Mountain View Hospital in Norton, Va., at the age of 94 years.

Roy was a farmer by trade and was a member of the Corinth Christian Church in Richmond, Ky.

He was preceded in death by: his wife of 69 years, Lora Moberly Johnson; one daughter, Loretta Marie Johnson, and one infant son, Douglas Johnson; his parents, Mallie Winkler Johnson and Irvine (Jack) Johnson; his sister and brother-in-law, Lear and Reed Fortner.

He is survived by: three daughters, Betty Spears and husband Jack of Pennington Gap, Va., Brenda Johnson of Ocoonita, Va., and Carolyn Blanton and husband David of Shelbyville, Ky.; two sons, Harold Johnson and wife Pam of Shelbyville, Ky., and Roy Glenn and wife Barbara of Ocoonita, Va.

He also is survived by 26 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Several great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

A visitation will be conducted from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the Province Funeral Home Sanctuary of Pennington Gap, Va.

Mr. Johnson will be taken to Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home in Richmond, Ky., where the family will receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 4 p.m.. until 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home in Richmond, with Paul Davis Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery of Waco.

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