Earl L. Johnson, 81, of Westport, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient facility.
He was born Aug. 24, 1932 in Shoals, the son of Ellsworth and Elsie (Short) Johnson.
He was raised in Dupont and graduated from Vernon High school in 1950. He retired from Cummins Engine Company after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Westport Baptist Church where he was custodian for 37 years. He was a veteran having served with the US Army during the Korean War.
He was a big IU fan, loved all sports and enjoyed helping his son Ralph mow.
He married Lacondia Adalene Weekly at Vernon Baptist Church Aug. 5, 1956 and she survives, along with his sons, Ralph (Jewell) Johnson of Westport, William Earl Johnson of Tulsa, Okla. and Steve (Kelly) Johnson of Panama City, Fla.; his sisters, Joan (Ron) Smith of North Vernon, Mary Jo (Robert) Craigmyle of Carmel; his brother, Jerry (Alice) Johnson of Tipton; his grandchildren, Madison Joy, Audrey Gail, Sawyer and Sullivan Johnson all of Panama City, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Wayne E. and Robert Lynn Johnson and sister, Claire Johnson.
Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home, Rev. David A. Scaggs officiating.
Burial follows at Westport Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Westport Baptist Church Building Fund, Westport Volunteer Fire Department or Our Hospice of Decatur County. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.