H.O. Johnson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 14, 2009

H. O. “Punk” Johnson, 87, of Clanton died Friday, July 10, 2009.
He was born Tuesday, July 26, 1921 in Shelby County, son of the late Calvin O. Johnson and the late Leona Oaks Johnson.
He was a lumber checker with United Lumber.
Mr. Johnson served as the captain of the Chilton County High School basketball team state champions in 1941. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the invasion of North Africa and in the Pacific Theatre. He was a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Surviving are his three daughters, Linda (Marvin) Warren of Plantersville, Jennie (Mike) Williams of Clanton, Debbie (Timmy) Gibson of Maplesville; granddaughters, Jalyn Gibson of Maplesville, Ashlyn Gibson of Maplesville, Kaitlyn Gibson of Maplesville; two grandsons, Chad Williams of Clanton, Key Warren of Dothan; brother, Paul Johnson of Clanton; two sisters, Lois Ferguson of Thorsby, Mary Davis of Clanton; sister-in-Law, Lennell Johnson of Clanton; special friend, Ethel Cowart of Clanton.
He was preceded in death by Ruby Logan Johnson, wife of 52 years.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m., Sunday, July 12 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be held Monday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Drinkwater, the Rev. Paul Johnson and the Rev. William Billingsley officiating.
Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery, Clanton.
The family wishes to thank Amedisys Home Health and Southern Care Hospice for their help and concern during the last five and a half months. A special thanks goes to Dr. Thomas Paul and his staff over 20 years of care.
Martin Funeral Home directing.