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William Coleman Johnson

October 26, 1926 ~ September 14, 2018 (age 91)

WILLIAM COLEMAN JOHNSON, 91, passed away Friday September 14, 2018 at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.  He was born in Columbia, KY. and was an Army Veteran of World War II.  He was a retired Police Officer from the New Albany Police Department after 14 years of service and went on to serve as the Bailiff for the New Albany City Court.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years, was a former Officer for the Police and Fireman’s Association and was a Champion Bluegrass Fiddle Player.  He was preceded in death by his parents: John Robert and Kitty Fanny Johnson, his five brothers and his sister.

He is survived by:

            His daughters: Sherry Lynne Huffman and her husband Jeff and Alice Marie Ehringer,

            His brother: Charles Johnson and his wife Carol,

            His sister: Marjorie Yarberry,

            4 Grandchildren: Sara and Ashley Ehringer, Acy Huffman and Jessica Leland and her husband Michael, and 2 Great Grandchildren: Jocelyn and Julianne Leland.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 AM Wednesday September 19, 2018 at the Oak Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes(1846 E. Oak St. ) with entombment in SCI-Graceland Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 4 – 8 PM Tuesday and from 10 – 11 AM Wednesday before the service.

Memorial Contributions: The Hospice/GCE: VAMC: 800 Zorn Ave. Louisville, KY. 40206.

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