William "Bill" H. Johnson, Sr., 77, passed away on Jan. 5, 2018
William “Bill” H. Johnson,Sr., 77, passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.
His family will gather with friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado. Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m., followed by funeral mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2017, both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Andover, led by Father Kent Hemberger. Burial with military honors will be in the Benton Township Cemetery in Benton.
Bill was born on Nov. 15, 1940 the son of Herbert and Margaret (Evans) Johnson in Goddard. He graduated from Benton High School Class of 1958, and then served his country in the U. S. Army. Bill and Barbara were united in marriage on June 4, 1966, in Wichita.
Bill was a purchasing manager for Derby Coastal Refinery for 31 year,s and also the Benton City Marshall for 33 years. He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. He loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and attending their sporting events. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking care of his rental properties and his two dogs Gypsy and Gidget.
His loving family includes: his wife, Barbara; son and his wife, William “Will” Jr, and Estell Johnson; daughter and her husband, Melissa and John Miles, all of Benton; brothers and wives, Don and Janet Johnson of Wichita, and John and Laurie Johnson of Clearwater; sister-in-law, Sue Johnson of Benton; six grandchildren, Nick (Maggie) Stensaas, Erin, Emma and Weston Johnson, and Hannah and McKenna Miles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gerald “Jerry” and Daryl Johnson.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to or Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 720 W. Central, El Dorado, KS 67042 or St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 123 N. Andover Road, Andover, KS 67002. Sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Bill at www.carlsoncolonial.com.