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Raymond E. Johnson

Visitation:
Monday, October 8, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Richard Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Billy Joe Johnson, Ryan Johnson and Aubrey Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are: Sarah, Leah and Brooke Johnson and Mike Worthington.

Raymond Earl Johnson passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the family home in rural Curryville, Missouri. Raymond had served in the U. S. Navy from 1956 to 1959 as a boatsman's mate. After his military service, he and Joyce lived in Missouri and Illinois for a short time before returning to Oxnard, California where he worked for four years as a machinist for Rocketdyne Space Industries. Raymond and Joyce moved to Farber in 1967, where he worked at the North American Refractories as a production supervisor for 30 years until his retirement in 1997. Raymond enjoyed reading, farming, hunting and antique tractors.

Born: February 17, 1939 in rural Farber, Missouri the son of Chester Raymond and Billie Earl (Henry) Johnson.

Married: Joyce Elaine Wright on March 21, 1959 in Oxnard, California; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Joyce of rural Curryville; two sons, Richard A. Johnson and wife, Stacey of Fayette, Missouri; Bobby W. Johnson and wife, Lisa of Vandalia, Missouri; two brothers, Terry D. Johnson and wife, Linda of Oklahoma; Garrett D. Johnson and wife, Susan of Belton, Missouri; one sister, Susan R. Keith and husband, Steve Anderson; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Sarah, Billy Joe, Ryan, Aubrey, Leah and Brooke Johnson; nine great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents and one son, Billy Eugene Johnson who passed away in January 1989.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 972, Mexico, Missouri 65265-0972.


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