Earl Wayne Johnson


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

Johnson is survived by his wife of 64 years, Addie Hunt Johnson; his 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).

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

The family will receive friends today, May 19, 2017, from 1 until 2 p.m. at New River Baptist Church in Eldridge. The funeral service will be today, May 19, 2017, at 2 p.m. at New River Baptist Church. Burial will follow at New River Baptist Church Cemetery.

A visitation was also held Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Fayette.

Nelson Funeral Home, Fayette; 205-932-8961