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Gernie L. Johnson

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

April 25, 1939 - July 12, 2013

ELKHART — Mr. Gernie L.”Lee” Johnson, 74, of Elkhart, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 12, 2013.

He was born in Pond Gap, W.Va., on April 25, 1939, the son of Gernie “Jimmy” and Audrey (Coleman) Johnson.

Lee worked as a machine operator for Elkhart Brass before retiring. He was a member of Elkhart Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte M. (Houck) Johnson, and they were married April 29, 1989; children Calvin “Rocky” Johnson of Scottsburg,Va., Drema Harnish of Elkhart, Kelly (Steve) Hornsby of Cassopolis, Mich., Kenneth “Dale” Johnson of Elkhart, Angie (Vince) Downs of Elkhart and Yvonne Johnson of Elkhart; his siblings, Elvin (Linda) Johnson of Pond Gap, Jane Miller Berry of Cleveland, Ada Johnson of Elkhart, Audrey Burnette of Pond Gap and Patricia Eikler of Pond Gap; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Ray Johnson, Willie Johnson, Benson Johnson, Martha Reynolds and Beulah Johnson; and a great-grandson, Jaylen Macias.

Visitation for Lee will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Presiding will be the Rev. B.J. Bishop. Entombment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

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