Stonefort-Donald Ray Johnson, 75, passed away at 8:39am at his home on Wednesday,
March 16, 2016 with his wife of 32 years, Melody, by his side.
Don was born on March 10, 1941 to Woodrow and LuDean (Stokes) Johnson. He
married Melody Stone on December 17, 1983 and together they raised three
children, Patrick, Tiffiny and Danielle. Don also had three children from a
previous marriage, Donald, Ronald and Mary.
Don was a member of the Carpenters Union for 25 years. Many of the homes
built here in Southern Illinois were contracted by Don Johnson Dry Wall.
His laborers there were always treated as family. If Don was not working
he was drinking a cup of coffee in his favorite recliner chair with Chico
and Izzy, his dogs, sitting in his lap while scratching off lottery
tickets. In recent years, he enjoyed playing with his two grandchildren,
Autumn age 6 and Hunter age 3.
Don attended Cottage Home Baptist Church. He spent many enjoyable hours
fishing and hunting with his boys. Don was also the dad that every girl
wished they had. He attended numerous tea parties and spent money at the
mall shopping with his girls. Don was a friend to many and a stranger to
He leaves behind several family members including:
Wife-Melody Johnson of Stonefort
Son and daughter in law-Patrick and Shelly Johnson of Stonefort
Daughter-Tiffany Johnson of St. Petersburg, FL
Daughter-Danielle Johnson of St. Petersburg, FL
Son-Donald Ray Johnson Jr. of West Frankfort
Son and daughter in law-Ronald and Karen Johnson of Creal Springs
Son in law and daughter-Tony and Mary (Johnson) Nix of Winfield, AL
Sister in law and husband-Tom and Sandra Dooley of Marion
Sister in law and husband-David and Angel Poffenroth of Stonefort
Brother in law-Jerry Stone of Marion
Sister in law-Christine Johnson of Stonefort
Mother in law-Lucretia Stone of Stonefort
Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Ludean Johnson; ;brothers, Gus, Gene and Bobby Johnson; sister, Deana Lou Johnson; grandson, Ricky Fosse; nephew, Jesse Stone; sister in law-Carolyn Johnson and father in law, Donald Stone
We love you Don, you will be missed but never forgotten.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1:00pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Tommy Monroe officiating. Burial will follow at Coal Bank Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.