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Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Shortie Johnson

Saturday, May 3, 2003

DES MOINES, Iowa - Willie "Shortie" Johnson, 54, died April 24, 2003.

Born Feb. 28, 1949, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late Cam Willie and Mable Lee Johnson, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include: three daughters, Dorothy Kee of Columbia, Rashawn Lovejoy and Lisa Lee of Des Moines; five sons, William Johnson of Columbia and Ronald Moore, Willie Dawson, James Gonzales and Tanzell Johnson of Des Moines; two stepsons, Shawn Moore and James Dawson of Des Moines; two brothers, Floyd Johnson of Newton, Iowa, and Joseph Johnson of Columbia; three sisters, Virginia Johnson of Cairo, Ill., and Teola Wright and Martha Ann Dobbins of Columbia; and several grandchildren.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bowden Civic Center in Charleston with Elder Steve Betts, officiating.

Graveside military rites will be conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.