SIKESTON -- Billy Gene Johnson, 85, of Sikeston, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center.
Born Feb. 6, 1927, in Sikeston, to the late Leslie Robert and Lorene Monroe Johnson, he was a 1945 graduate of Blodgett High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. A farmer and member of the Miner Baptist Church, he also was a member of the Masonic Lodge as a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the SEMO Shriner's Mounted Patrol of Sikeston for many years.
On Nov. 24, 1950, in Sikeston, he married Carolyn Ruth Wilkinson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 1986.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Johnson, who died May 9, 1999, and one brother, Jimmy Johnson.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Steve Hodges of East Prairie and Patricia and Mike Hogan of East Prairie; two sisters, Frances Shelby of Karnack, Ill., and Sondra Chapman of Sikeston; five grandchildren, James Hodges of New Madrid, Andrew Hodges of Kalamazoo, Mich., Adam Hodges of Branson, Travis Hogan of Paris, Tenn., and Spencer Hogan of Cape Girardeau; two great-grandchildren, Patrick Hodges and Peyton Hodges of New Madrid; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mary McCord officiating.
Committal services will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and sons-in-law.
Honorary pallbearers will be his great grandsons.
Online condolences may be shared at: www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.
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may be sent to:
Robert C. Johnson
Memorial Scholarship Fund
First State Bank and Trust
750 S. Main St.
Sikeston, MO 63801
or a charity of
the donor's choice