William T. Johnson

William T. Johnson, 79, of 824 Cardinal Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.He was born March 17, 1932 in Allport, a son of the late Arthur and Edna Plowman Johnson.On June 22, 1956 in Morrisdale, he married JoAnn Pierce Johnson, who survives.He was a member of Morrisdale Methodist Church and attended First United Methodist Church in St. Marys. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Japan during the Korean War. He worked at Pure Carbon for 10 years and then at Kersey Tool & Die, where he later became a co-owner. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and woodworking and was well-known for his ability to fix anything that was broken.In addition to his wife of more than 54 years, he is survived by a son, Micah Johnson and his wife Caroline of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Tia, Mrs. Ken Meredith of Kersey; four grandchildren, Sydney and Peter Johnson of Phoenix, Nikki, Mrs. Chris Komenda of Ridgway, Travis Meredith and his wife Jamie of Norfolk; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mona Shimmel of Detroit, MI.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Arthur and James Johnson, and a sister, Margaret Holdren.Funeral services for William T. Johnson will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 North Michael St., St. Marys, on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Kindle, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.A military service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.Visitation will be at the Lynch- Green Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1022, St. Marys, PA 15857. Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com.