William H. JohnsonBEAVER DAM, KY., — William H. ‘Bill’ Johnson, 86, of Beaver Dam passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Bill was born May1, 1933 in the community of Goshen to the late Otis and Nell Johnson. He worked in the coal industry for 39 years at Ken Surface, Homestead, AECI, and Amax Coal. He enjoyed bird hunting, reading western stories, UK Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a lifelong member of Goshen United Methodist Church, Jaycees, a mason and a Kentucky Colonel.

Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by four siblings Margaret Allen, Jessie L. Belcher, Herbert R. Johnson and Donald O. ‘Cracker’ Johnson.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years Barbara G. Johnson of Beaver Dam, 2 daughters Rebecca ‘Becky’ Johnson of Owensboro and Sherry Johnson of Elizabethtown, 1 brother Walter R. Johnson, special nephew Steve McKenney (Billi) of Clarkson, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday, November 24, 2019 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky.

Friends may visit with Mr. Johnson’s family from 4pm – 8pm Saturday, November 23, 2019 and 10am until the time of the service Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the funeral home.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the charity of your choice or a simple act of kindness to a stranger by buying them a milkshake. Bill’s favorite was strawberry.

Online condolences may be left for the family of William H. ‘Bill’ Johnson by visiting his memorial page at www.danksfuneralhome.com

To send flowers to William's family, please visit our floral section.

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