Leland O. Johnson

Published 6:32 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 10, 1922 —

July 31, 2012

Leland O. Johnson, 90, of the Faceville community, near Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his residence.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Faceville Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Johns officiating, and will conclude at the church. Interment will be held at Sylvania Cemetery, with his grandsons serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Ivey Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born July 10, 1922, in Decatur County, the son of Morgan Outler Johnson and Susie Howell Johnson. He retired from the Florida State Hospital in the power plant, where he was a turbine operator for more than 33 years. He has farmed his entire life. Mr. Johnson was a member of Sylvania United Methodist Church and attended Faceville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Minnie M. Johnson; his son, Leland Wayne “Buddy” Johnson; his brother, Wayne Johnson; and his infant granddaughter, Tanya Louise Johnson.

Survivors include his daughters, Carmen Hope Barfoot of Sneads, Fla., and Kathy Wray of Faceville; his brother, Turkey Johnson and his wife, Sarah, of Faceville; his sister, Irma Barber of Faceville; and his grandchildren, Sean Neel, Shannon Neel, Dawn Loge, Patrick Barfoot, Cristy Johnson, Rita Sekula, Daniel Johnson, Rene Tucker, Sherry Bundy, Lisa Brady, Kevin Brady, Michael Weeks, William Wray and, Karen Steere; his 15 great-grandchildren; and his two great-great-grandchildren.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.