Obituary of Wendell Johnson
Wendell Johnson, 85, Harrodsburg, husband of Joyce Mae Bailey Johnson, Harrodsburg, died Sunday, September 1, 2019, at The Willows at Harrodsburg. Born August 6, 1934, in Mercer Co., he was the son of the late Condit Buford and Evelyn Mae (Cole) Johnson. He was a member of the Magnolia Street Christian Church, and had been a longtime member of the New Testament Church, where he served as Elder, Deacon, and Song Leader for many years. Wendell was an avid Quail Hunter and raised English Setters with his son, Richard Gayle, for many years.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Karen (Michael) Goodlett of Harrodsburg; one son, Richard Gayle (Judy) Johnson of Harrodsburg; one brother, William Elton Johnson of Lexington; four grandchildren, Sessani (Kevin) Withers, Lynette (Nicholas) McKinney, Hope (Darren) Ransdell, and Leslye (Clay) Turner; eight great grandchildren, Brantley, Hailey, Conley, & Judley McKinnley, Bella & Reese Ransdell, Taylor & Brooklyn Withers. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Johnson.
Funeral services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Trent Baker & William Elton Johnson II. Burial will follow in Mayo Christian Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Visitation will be 5 - 8 PM Tuesday and 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers: Michael Goodlett, Darren Ransdell, Kevin Withers, Nicholas McKinney, Clay Turner, Wesley Johnson, William Elton Johnson, William Elton Johnson II, and Brantley McKinney. Honorary bearers: Richard Johnson, Dallas Waterfill, Jimmy Sexton, Don Stiglich, Jerry & Regina Shelly, Glendon Overstreet, Rodney Thompson, Wendell Kurtz, Glenn Drury, Magnolia Street Christian Members, Mercer Bible Fellowship Members, and Cole Road Neighbors and Friends.
Memorials are suggested to a Charity of One's Choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.
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