Gordon Johnson, 88, Clarksburg, W.Va.Published 9:34am Friday, December 7, 2012
Mr. Gordon Jean Johnson, 88, of Clarksburg, W.Va., died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, W.Va. He was born March 22, 1924, in Bricelyn, the son of the late Coral and Wilma Baker Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce E. Johnson; two sons, Bruce Johnson and wife, Gena, of Palm Springs, Fla., and Eric Kline of Bethlehem, Pa.; three daughters, Gail Sawyer of Columbus, Ga., Bonnie Kingsbury and husband Bobby of South Carolina and SallyAnn Johnson Hastings and husband Steve of Bridgeport, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Tonya and Kimberly Stokes, Bobby, David and Diane Kingsbury and Elizabeth and Josh Hastings; one brother, Richard Johnson and wife Marilyn of Stewartville; three sisters, Carol Petersen of Albert Lea, Peggy Bangert and husband Melvin of Albert Lea, and Anita Seigler and husband Claude of Mankato. He was also preceded in death by a brother Don Johnson and his wife, Marie, and a brother-in-law, Cliff Petersen.
Mr. Gordon was very proud to have served his country and be an American veteran. He served the United States Army during World War II, the Korean conflict and was an instructor for the NCO during the Vietnam War. He trained and prepared soldiers at Fort Benning for the Vietnam War.
He retired from the United States Army, Third Division as a first sergeant. Following retirement from the military, he became a military sponsor for soldiers in other countries. Also, he worked and retired as the general manager from Today’s Man, a clothing store in Allentown, Pa.
He was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign War Post 573 and the American Legion.
Friends were received at the Ford Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Bridgeport, WV from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the Bridgeport United Methodist Church, 251 Worthington Drive, Bridgeport, WV, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. today. The funeral service was celebrated in the church at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Dr. Ken A. Ramsey presiding. The interment followed in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, W.Va. The United States Army Honor Guard and the Harrison County Honor Guard will provide full military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon’s memory to the Bridgeport United Methodist Church Permanent Fund, 251 Worthington Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
The Johnson family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Bridgeport, WV.