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Paul Johnson, 84, Lawrence

Paul Johnson, 84, Lawrence, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 7, 2014 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.  He was a former resident of Greenwood.

Paul was born in Hyden, Ky., March 25, 1929 to the late James and Lizzie (Jones) Johnson. He married Bertha Osborne in Leslie County, Ky., Jan. 28, 1950; she survives after 64 loving years.

Paul retired in 1974 from Stokely-Van Camp in Indianapolis after 20 years of service. He also worked for White Castle in the maintenance department during the 1960s and '70s. Prior to that, he worked in the coal mines in Kentucky before moving to Indiana.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Bonnie Wilhite, Mary (James) Parish and Brenda Johnson, all of Lawrence. Paul will be remembered his siblings, Eleanor (Forester) Walters of Ohio and Carl (Martha) Johnson of Morgantown; grandchildren, Catina (Jared) Schneider of Zionsville, Christoffer Parish of Broad Ripple, Corrie Parish and Brittany Wilhite, both of Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Holden, Abigial, Jayden, Adalynn and Kendall.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Sue Johnson; siblings, Pearle and Edith Johnson; and a son-in-law, Kenny Wilhite.  

Paul attended Church of the Bible in Franklin and enjoyed the outdoors by hunting, fishing and working in his vegetable garden. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid fan of wrestling.

The Rev. Richard McKnight will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from noon until service time Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. 

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