Billy JohnsonMay 2, 1930 ~ July 30, 2017 (age 87)
Billy Johnson, age 87, of Lake Odessa passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. Billy was born on May 2, 1930 to Russell and Violet ( Haenke) Johnson. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War as ordinance and cook. Billy also worked for many years at Lake Odessa Canning Company/Twin City Foods. In his younger days he was a volunteer firefighter in East Grand Rapids, Cascade and Lake Odessa.
Billy leaves behind; sons Brett (Connie) Johnson, Daniel Scott (Patty) Johnson, Matthew Johnson and Gregg Johnson, daughter-in-law Julie Johnson, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, siblings Martin Johnson, Jerry (Wilma) Johnson, Joan Maxwell and Jeanne (Gene) Cedarquist. Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Pauline and son Richard Johnson.
A gathering of friends and family is scheduled for Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2pm until 5pm at Koops Funeral Chapel. Interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials can be given to the VFW National Home for Children 3573 S. Waverly Rd. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Online condolences can be left at www.koopsfc.com