The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 29, 2012

Kent G. Johnson


DANVILLE — Kent G. Johnson left this earthly life Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Kent was born in Evansville, Ind., to George and Myrtle Johnson on March 21, 1937.

He married his loving and devoted wife, Marilyn A. Edwards in Naples, Fla., on March 20, 1981. She survives, along with his step-daughter, Lori L. Edwards.

He also is survived by one brother, David (Ruth) Johnson; a brother-in-law, James (Joyce) Edwards; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Larry) Goodwin, Judy (Don) Dice and Beverly (Steve) Coppenbarger; many nieces and nephews; as well as three very special friends, Doris Halls, Bill Cohee and Brian Huber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Kent worked for Kroger Foods and Eagle Grocery Store, retiring in 1997. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army over the tank division.

Kent was an avid Bears, Cubs and University of Indiana fan. He enjoyed gardening, especially working with his roses, until he no longer could because of health.

A service to celebrate the life of Kent Johnson will begin at noon Friday, Nov. 30, at Central Park Church of Christ in Tilton. Pastor Wade Martin will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon prior to the service Friday, also at the church. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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