William E. Johnson Sr.

William E. Johnson Sr., 76, passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. He was born July 1, 1940, the third child of Staff Sr. and Beatrice Johnson.

William Johnson

He was educated in the Leavenworth School System and graduated from Leavenworth High School. He retired from NAF (Non-Appropriated Funds) at Fort Leavenworth after 30 years of service. He was a member of Bethel AME Church.

William was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest sister, Ann Marcelene.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois Johnson of the home. He leaves behind four children Kim (Carl) Myatt of Stone Mountain, Ga., William Jr. of Leavenworth, Lois Ann Johnson of Visalia, Calif., and Laura Denise (William) Majors of Belgium, Germany. He is also survived by his brothers Staff Jr. (Ulu) Johnson of Leavenworth, Lionel (Doris) Johnson of West Covina, Calif. and Clinton Johnson of Livermore, Calif.; his sisters, Charlotte (the late Jimmie) Edwards of Gulfport, Miss., Palmeda Robinson of Leavenworth and Beatrice (the late Ollie) Boyd of Abingdon, M.D. He also leaves behind two others that he embraced as his brothers Pierre Ruffin of Chicago, Ill. and Derrick Hall of Las Vegas, Nev. His loving memory will also be cherished by his seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sister-in laws, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the R.L Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Bethel AME Church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.