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Walter Howard Johnson, 87

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LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, Sept. 27, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Johnson, 87, of Lebanon.
A native of Wilson County and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at his residence.
Born August 5, 1923 to the late James William Johnson and Effie Lee Rogers Johnson, he was a barber from 1951-1965 and then worked at TRW Ross Gear 20 years, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Johnson was a member and song leader of the Hickory Ridge Church of Christ.
In the Navy, was a Seaman First Class, serving in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS John R. Craig.
Services were conducted by Brother Ron Hackney and Brother Mike Lamb. Interment followed in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife Georgia Martin Johnson; daughters Pamelia Young, Penny (John) Carroll and Patricia "Trish" (Robert) Sobieszczyk; grandchildren Stephanie Young, Howard Joseph Sobieszczyk and Hanley Turner Sobieszczyk.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson is preceded in death by brothers: Noel, Harvey, Julian and Curry Lee Johnson.
Active pallbearers: Johnny Carroll, Neal Oakley, Terry Alexander, Jim Andrews, James Bardon, Jason Reese, Hanley and Howard Sobieszczyk. Honorary: Bobby Sobieszczyk, Robert Speck, Robert Rogers, Robert Sobieszczyk, Melvin Howard, James Cooper, Jerre Grandstaff, Clayton Fuqua, Hayden King and Don Van Pietersom.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center c/o Gifts Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, 37240-7727.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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