Earl Wayne Johnson

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July 17, 1933 May 16, 2017Earl Wayne Johnson, 83, of Eldridge, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Earl was born July 11, 1933 in Fayette County. Earl was a man of character who loved his wife, Addle Beth, and the family they created.

Earl is survived by his wife of 64 years, Addie Hunt Johnson; children, Martha Key (Tim), David Johnson (Angie), Linda Hooton, and Vicki Vinson (Tracy); grandchildren, Daryl Key (Cindy), Beth Patrick, Tyler Vinson (Cathie), Steven Johnson, and Abby Vinson; great-grandchildren, Kole Key, John David Patrick, Kale Key, Wilson Patrick and Soren Vinson; and sister, Patricia Ingle (Ken); brother, Gary Johnson; and brother-in-law, Tommy Hunt (Joyce).

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, William David and Lula Johnson; brothers, Willie, John, Billy and Larry Johnson; and sister, Bobbie Nell Tidwell.

Visitation will be held today, May 18, 2017, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Fayette, and Friday, May 19, 2017, from 1 until 2 p.m. at the New River Baptist Church in Eldridge.

The funeral service will Friday, May 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. at New River Baptist Church. Burial will follow at New River Baptist Church Cemetery.

Nelson Funeral Home, Fayette; 205-932-8961