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A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, August 25th from 1-5pm at the family home.
Roger Johnson, born May 16th, 1951 in Hardin County, Kentucky passed away Monday August 20th, 2018. He lived his life to the fullest and never knew a stranger.
Born into the Army life he was able to start his life of adventure at a young age. His father, Clint and mother, Nancy took their 5 children on a boat and traveled to Okinawa, Japan. Roger loved the adventures and was proud to have crossed the International Dateline. That trip began his wanderlust and it will continue with him in Heaven.
Married to his true love, Becky for over half his life they made memories and had many adventures of their own. Together they inspired four children. His oldest daughter, Kelly and her sons Matthew and Hunter. His daughter, Jessica and her children Taylor and Vince. His daughter, Melissa, her husband Royce and their sons Dylan and Clay. His loving and devoted son Brandon, his adopted son Josh, and also his adopted granddaughter Kayla.
He will be missed by his little sister Eileen, her husband John and their daughter Jenna, his big sister Wanda, her husband Richard and their sons Chris and Duane, and his little brother Larry. He is proceeded in death by his big brother Carl but missed by his wife Bonnie and their sons Van and Charles.
Roger’s friends were numerous and thought of as family. Dennis, Cheryl, Loren, Charlotte, Rick, Brenda, Joe, Ron, Chris, James, Nancy, the Larrys, Mr. King, and Cornelius to name a few. Their adventures together were nothing less than legendary. He was blessed with great neighbors and extended family Marlise, her daughter Jessica and Charlie Ray.
He will also be missed by his fur children Rocky and Sandy.
He loved his grand and great-grandchildren and he never forgot how to play. They will cherish the memories of golf cart rides through the yard.
Roger’s love for travel often took him to Boone, NC to see his family. He loved to share special stories of his home town adventures and his grandparents who he loved.
His lifelong dream was to ride his motorcycle across the country. With the support of his wife and joined by his friend, Loren, he drove across America from the east to the west coasts stopping to see the sites, sleeping in the great outdoors, finding new friends, and seeing family and old friends along the way.
Roger continued to work after retirement at Fed-ex. He considered many there to be friends and even family. His work wife, Monique held a special place in his heart. His work ethic was hard to match and his attention to detail could drive mere mortals insane.
As an organ donor, Roger, was able to continue to help others even in death.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another.” -Romans 12:9-16