|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1933|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 2011|
Bill Johnson was one of the most special people that God ever blessed us with. Bill was the kindest, most generous person you'd ever know. He did sweet, unselfish things for people that he never mentioned to anyone. After his death I (Sue) received many letters from friends of Bill that I had never even met. They were letters telling me of special things that Bill had given them, or done for them that touched their hearts from his love and friendship.
Bill was loyal to his friends. He never let them down. If they needed him, he was always there for them. He was a wonderful husband. He always supported and encouraged me in the many things I would want to try. He always let me be me and never tried to make me into something that I wasn't.
He loved his country. He was always proud of it. He was a Christian and he loved God and had no fear of death because he knew he'd be going home to be with the Lord. We've been members of Broadway Baptist Church for 40 years.
We'll meet again, my love. I miss you and you'll always be the love of my life.
Billy Gene "Bill" Johnson, 78 of Olive Branch, MS went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, William M. Johnson and Willie Mathis Johnson. He is survied by his loving wife of 56 years, Sue Lee Johnson; and son Barry Kevin Johnson and his partner, Tony Maness of Atlanta, GA. His life long friends, Dale Graham, Charlie Robertson and Bill Irby. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church for 35 years. He served in the Korean War as a Corporal in the 728th Military Police Division. Bill graduated from Memphis Tech High in 1951 and attended 2 years at Memphis State University before entering the military service. The family lived in Sikeston, MO for 6 years and owned a bowling establishment and a Ford Car Dealership. In Memphis, Bill was a successful "million dollar" paper goods salesman. He also was part of the company who developed Dairy Queen of TN and IHOP in TN. He was also part owner of Three Little Pigs BBQ Restaurant for 20 years. Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 23 at Broadway Baptist Church, 7400 Getwell Rd., Southaven, MS, with the funeral services immediately following at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery, 5485 Hacks Cross Rd., Memphis, TN. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the American Cancer Society. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the Stone Wall", 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com
Published in The Commercial Appeal June, 22, 2011
William Marvin Johnson (1897 - 1986)
Willie Pearl Mathis Johnson (1902 - 1973)
Memorial Park South Woods Cemetery
Plot: 2012 - #3
Created by: Sue Lee Johnson
Record added: Feb 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84321424