Harry Johnson, 85, of Anna, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1933, in Union County, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Blanch Wildy Johnson.
He married Peggy Murphy on Sept. 2, 1952, in Piggott, Ark.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Peggy Johnson of Anna; three daughters, Denise (Larry) Willis of Buncombe, Kelly (Gene) Murphy of Cape Girardeau and Kimberly (Brad) Spring of Grand Tower; grandchildren, including two very special granddaughters, Heather Wright (Todd Brown), Aleshia Wright, Kyle E. Willis, Jared Johnson and Amy Toler, and Cole Halterman; a sister-in-law, Claudia Johnson of Anna; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Neda (Roy) Jackson; a brother, Bill Johnson; and a sister, Beatrice Johnson.
He served in the U.S. Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. He later worked as a deputy for the Union County Sheriff’s Office, was the chief of police for the Jonesboro Police Department and was an investigator for the Union County state’s attorney.
He was a life member of the Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and was a life member of the Fleet Reserve.
Memorial visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Memorials can made to the activity fund at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.
To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.