Lee Edward Johnson

Lee Edward Johnson

Birth
Macedonia, Franklin County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 May 2008 (aged 83)
Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 120502815 · View Source
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Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, IL) - Monday, June 2, 2008

CARTERVILLE - Lee Edward Johnson, 83, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, in Parkway Manor in Marion.

Lee was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Macedonia, to Leon and Erma (Tate) Johnson.

He married Norma Lampley on Sept. 30, 1951, in Carbondale.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois. His research of the Johnson family yielded the fact that ancestors of both the Johnson and the Lampley family fought in the Revolutionary War. The research also brought together distant family members that were heretofore unknown, including Eldora Phillips and Stevie Hughes, both members of the Johnson family line.

He was a member of Makanda Masonic Lodge 434 and was a licensed ham radio operator.

His first job with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad was as a telegraph operator. He retired after 42 years of service as a CSA agent.

Survivors include his wife, Norma L. Johnson of Carterville; one daughter, Leann Johnson of Carterville; one son, Donald Edward Johnson of Carterville; one sister, Carol Sue Johnson of Centralia; one niece, Holly Hefty Stradling of Cincinnati, Ohio; one cousin, Geneva Nagreski of Benton; and special family friend, Angela Simmons.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joan Johnson Hefty.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale. Pastor Paul E. Tirey will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made Hospice of Southern Illinois, P.O. Box 157, Marion, IL 62959 or a charity of the donor's choice.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 120502815
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lee Edward Johnson (11 Nov 1924–30 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120502815, citing Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by AZLITE (contributor 47250882) .