He was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Morgan County to Lee and Dixie (Hendon) Johnson.
He was a former commander of DAV and an American Legion member of the Hartselle, Ala., chapter, where he was a former commander also. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a former employee of Rust Engineering as a mechanical engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Johnson, of Cleveland; three sons: John Johnson of Florida, William Hendon of Tennessee and Donald Johnson of Florida; four daughters: Mary Scheinke of Ohio, Brenda Allen of Decatur, Ala., Laura Nelson of Tennessee and Teresa Cooper of Florida; and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle, Ala., with Brother Michael Gunter officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends
Interment will be in Hartselle City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.