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Charles Edwin Johnson

December 27, 1929 — August 8, 2016

Charles Johnson, 86, of Grand Rivers passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Parkview Rehabilitation Center in Paducah.

Mr. Johnson was retired from the Coal Industry. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonial, and member of the Livingston County School Board for 28 years. He served as chairman of the School Board for 8 years. He was also the regional director for KSBA, and a veteran of the U.S. Army whom served in the Korean War.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Betty Johnson of Grand Rivers; two sons, Jeff (Patti) Johnson, Perry (Phyllis) Johnson both of Grand Rivers; one daughter, Robin (James) Dickerson of Grand Rivers; seven grandchildren, Tyler Johnson, Lagan Croft, Whitney Slayden, Derek Johnson, Dakota Dickerson, Jourdan Dickerson, Jada O’Leary; and two great-grandchildren, Gage Johnson and Grayson Johnson

He was preceded in death by his parents, William R. Johnson and Marjorie Johnson; and three brothers, David Johnson, Harry L. Johnson, and Marvin Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Revs. C.C. Brasher and Darvin Stom officiating. Burial will follow at Miller Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

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Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

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