Jerry W. Johnson, 78, of Benton passed away Monday, Jan. 28. He was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Cherry Valley to the late Ralph and Annie Elizabeth Barkley Johnson.
Jerry’s favorite pastimes were fishing, being with his family and the love of his life; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Brenda Blackburn; and grandchildren, Matt Johnson and Robbie Blackburn.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances Johnson of Benton; sons, Donnie Johnson and Jerry L. Johnson and wife Audena, all of Benton; a daughter, Barbara Hill of Benton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Revs. Jason Keisler and Wesley Howard officiating. Burial will follow at New Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com