George Willard Johnson

George Willard Johnson

Male 1921 - 2022  (100 years)

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  • Name George Willard Johnson 
    Birth 28 Nov 1921  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1942-1945  World War II Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Technical Sergeant, Co F, 321st Infantry, US Army, Purple Heart. He served in the Pacific Theatre where he was wounded on the island of Peleliu. 
    Death 26 Jan 2022  Bergman, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George Willard Johnson, age 100, joined his family and friends in Heaven on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. He spent his final moments on earth on the family farm that he and his sweet wife bought in 1948. He married the love of his life, Juanita Evelyn Foster, of Myrtle, Arkansas on April 18, 1942. They were together until she passed on July 26, 1988. George was a Purple Heart recipient, having been wounded on the island of Peleliu during World War II. He served in the 321st Infantry, Company F, attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant. George was a proud member of the Iron Stob Chapel for approximately seventy years, serving as a board member and treasurer for many years. He also used his carpentry talents to help build the addition to the church in the early 1970s. He also proudly served on the Bergman School Board, where his two daughters graduated. George was a graduate of Hopewell High School before it merged with Bergman. George was born south of Yellville, Arkansas on November 28, 1921. His parents were Alfred Augustus (Gus) Johnson and Anna Belle (Reid) Johnson. The family moved to the Hopewell community in Boone County, during the 1930s. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Evelyn (Foster) Johnson, his parents, Gus and Anna Belle Johnson, his stepmother, Jessie Pearl Johnson, his sister, Wilma Larue (Johnson) Brown (Charlie Brown), his sister, Anna Sue (Johnson) Pruitt (Roy Pruitt), his niece/adopted sister, Anna Charlene (Johnson) Blair (Ed Blair) and his son-in-law, Joe Dale Grinder. George is survived by two daughters, Shirley Louise (Johnson) Renfroe (Paul Renfroe) and Mary Helen (Johnson) Grinder; grandchildren, Stephanie Jo (Grinder) Hunt (Chris Hunt), Tracie Leann (Grinder) Phillips (Todd Phillips) and Eric Dale Grinder (Ashley Howard Grinder); great-grandchildren, Taylor Evelyn (Campbell) Young (James Young), Jacob Lee Campbell (Hannah Fields), Hailey, Ella, and Elijah Phillips, and Matthew, Keith and Emmitt Grinder; and great great grandchildren, Easton and Beckham Young. Services will be at 2 PM, Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Hale and Rev. Mike Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 PM - 6 PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers are Ron Wright, Chris Hunt, Jacob Campbell, James Young, Rob Slape, and Austin Williams. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of George‚Äôs friends and neighbors, whom he loved greatly. Lastly, we want to send a great big thank you to all the wonderful people from Legacy Hospice, who were absolutely our lifesavers. We encourage everyone to check them out. They offer much more than brief end-of-life care. [Source: Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison, Harrison, Arkansas]
    Burial 29 Jan 2022  Hopewell Cemetery, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I47861  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2022 

    Father Alfred Augustus R. Johnson,   b. 1 Jul 1895, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Aug 1983, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Anna Belle Reed,   b. 11 Dec 1895, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Oct 1929, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 33 years) 
    Marriage 25 Dec 1919  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Juanita Evelyn Foster,   b. 23 Oct 1918, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jul 1988, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage 18 Apr 1942  Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2022 

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