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Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Emmett Wiseman and Rev. Jeffrey Mims.
Music provided by: church choir.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Gregory D. Johnson, Fernando L. Johnson, Ronnie E. Johnson, TaDarrol C. Johnson, Taron D. Johnson and Terrel A. Johnson. Honorary pallbearers: Michael Reynolds, Artie Wiser, Brys Johnson, Billy Harris, Crispin Johnson and TaDarrol A. Johnson.
Andrew E. Johnson passed away at 4:14 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Andrew lived most all of his adult life in the Vandalia area and was a long-time member of the Second Baptist Church. He left his job to serve his country in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Upon returning to Vandalia, he started back to work at Harbison Walker Refractories in the shipping department. Andrew worked at the plant from 1944 until retiring on October 1, 1986 as a shipping department supervisor. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In the past, he had also coached Khoury league baseball and softball and he had also served as a Cub Scout Leader and Master.
Born: April 19, 1926 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of William M. and Cordie (Harris) Johnson.
Married: Lillian E. Salmon on February 9, 1954 in Vandalia, Missouri; she survives at the home.
Survivors include: wife, Lillian of Vandalia; four sons: Gregory and wife, Teresa Johnson of Springfield, Illinois; Fernando Johnson and fiancee, Sonja of St. Louis; TaDarrol Johnson of St. Louis and Taron and wife, Gaile Johnson of Grain Valley, Missouri; one daughter: LaWaun (Johnson) and husband, Rev. Emmett Wiseman of Plant City, Florida; one sister, Katherine Johnson West of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents; one son, Larez Johnson; two brothers: Cecil Johnson and Clyde Johnson; two sisters: Frances Johnson-Jackson and Clara S. Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Parkinson's Research Foundation.
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