Vernon Richard Johnson
Vernon Richard Johnson, of Potosi, Mo., was born on April 29, 1932 in Peach Orchard, Ark., a son to the late Jimmy James Johnson and the late Delcie (Boshears) Johnson. On Nov. 7, 1951, Vernon was united in marriage to Bonita J. Pruett and they shared 65 years together.
Vernon went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 1, 2017, having reached the age of 84 years, eight months and three days.
Vernon will be missed by all who knew and loved him, including his loving and devoted wife, Nita Johnson of Potosi; two daughters: Dianna Yount of Potosi and Sandra Howell and husband Gary of Irondale; one son, Paul Johnson and wife Vicki of Potosi; five grandchildren, Angel Rawson, Marty Yount and wife Melissa, Andy Aubuchon, Lauren Forbes and Matthew Aubuchon; seven great grandchildren, Colton Rawson, Brayden Rawson, Kallie Rawson, Casey Yount, Brenna Yount, Lynsey Yount and Rhett Yount; also surviving are nieces, nephews relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the DeClue Funeral Home. Funeral services were held afterward, at 7:30 p.m., with Elder Mike Jarvis officiating.
Interment, and final prayers, were held the following day, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, in the Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector, Ark. Full military honors were presented by the United States Navy.
DeClue Funeral Home was charged with the arrangements.