Wilbur  Johnson


FARMINGTON, Mo. - Wilbur Carrwin Johnson, son of Marjorie Chandler Johnson and Frank D. Johnson, was born in Letcher, S.D., on September 2, 1919. He went to be with the Lord at Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, Mo., on January 12, 2019, at the age of 99.
Wilbur, "Bill," was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances; one brother, Francis Johnson; two sisters, Dorothy Crosswait and Marjorie Dundas; and one grandson, Greg Skoog.
On April 2, 1942, in Danville, Ill., Wilbur was united in marriage to Frances Gladman, and to this union three children were born. Surviving is one son, Thomas Johnson and wife, Nancy, of Cambridge, Ohio; two daughters, Jill Hood and husband, Dale, of Lesterville, Mo., and Susan Skoog and husband, Brian, of Danville, Ill. "Pop" also is survived by six grandchildren, Mark, Tami, Melissa, Jen, Andy and Jeff; seven great-grandchildren, Becca, Michael, Braeden, Alyssum, Madeline, Harrison and Ryan; and two great-great-grandchildren, Lillian and Savannah.
Wilbur, "Johnny," retired in 1962 from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service as a Master Sergeant. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Civil Service in 1982 after 17 years of service. He was a technical instructor for over 30 years; he taught aircraft maintenance and gas turbine engines.
He lived in Armstrong, Ill., for over 50 years and was a member of Armstrong Methodist Church. Wilbur enjoyed riding his Harley, reading, wood carving, going to junk shops and auctions.
Wilbur was a quiet, gentle, caring and compassionate man who loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville, Mo. A memorial service will be held in the spring.
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Published on February 8, 2019
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