Williard Murray Johnson
Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
Willard Murray Johnson, 81, of Abilene KS, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Fort Dodge Old Soldiers Home in Dodge City, KS. He was born on June 18, 1932 in Stoneham, MA; the son of Gordon Woodman and Dorothy (Murray) Johnson.
Willard enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 and spent 20 plus years in the military. After serving overseas for a number of years he retired from the Army in 1973 at Ft. Riley, KS. He was a member of of VFW Post 1432. He worked at CE in Abilene, ABB in Enterprise and then part time for the Abilene Reflector after retiring from the Army.
He met and married Greta May Johnson in Rutland, Vermont on October 1, 1957.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Dorothy; his wife, Greta; brother, Gordon W. Johnson, Jr. of Glens Falls, NY; and one sister, Wilma L. Cavacas of Rutland, Vermont.
Willard is survived by -
Son: Willard M. Johnson II of Abilene
Number of nieces and nephews
Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial will take place.
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