The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

June 11, 2013

Ernest Johnson Jr.

The News Courier

— The graveside service for Ernest Johnson Jr., 83, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Limestone Memorial gardens with John Walker officiating.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at McConnell Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 21, 1929, in Alabama to Ernest Walls Johnson and Joy Lindsay Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a lifelong resident of Limestone County. He attended Cambridge Methodist Church, was a veteran of the Korean War, an avid fisherman, and loved the outdoors and gardening. He was retired from Teledyne Wah-Chang.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Charles E. Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Janelle Douthit Johnson; one daughter, Sue Carolyn Johnson Rowe; three grandchildren, Wales T. Rowe III (B.J.), Keith Johnson Rowe, Katie Susanne Rowe;  and great-grandchild, Tristian Maggie Rowe.

Pallbearers will be Wales T. Rowe III (B.J.), Keith Johnson Rowe, Ernest Wayne Johnson, Morris Lindsay, Danny Barksdale and Wes Isom.