Billy R. Johnson


Billy R. Johnson, 64, of Columbus, passed from this life at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Department.

Mr. Johnson was born May 28, 1953, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, the son of William H. and Lona M. Wooten Johnson. He married Donna K. Weber March 18, 1972.

Mr. Johnson retired as an inspector in May 2015 after 41 years of service at Baldor where he also had been a machinist.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Machinist Union and had a passion for fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Donna; his daughters, Denise (Andy) Jennings of Columbus, Indiana and Angie Johnson of Columbus, Indiana; his granddaughters, Erica Gearhart, Ally Jennings, and Mia Hess; his sister, Delores (Charles) Cardinal of Columbus, Indiana; his brother, David (Sandy) Johnson of Columbus, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Jessie Johnson.

The funeral service will be he held at 2 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Dale Lucas officiating.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until service time Monday.

Burial will be at Daugherty Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charities.

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